An interview with Michael on the local Tipperary radio station , with Mary Swords
“Everyone has his or her own favourite walk in the Glen. Mine is the hike to Lake Muskry. The sense that one has upon seeing Muskry Lake is of being let in on one of natures precious secrets. The walk to Muskry is remarkable in itself, but it gives no notice of the natural wonder that waits at the top. The lake is not visible until you reach the top of the final steep climb. Then it opens out below you, brooding and still, bounded by the deep green walls of the surrounding hills. The place is beautiful in its ruggedness: it is not too difficult to imagine the violence of the movement of earth, rocks and ice that cut their way through the mountains”.
Nature has presented us with a valley of stunning beauty, bounded by mountains and hills, landscaped by lakes, forests and a meandering river and enhanced by heritage sites, sacred wells, glorious walks, small villages and above all the welcoming people of the Glen. All of these characterises combine to give the Glen a rare distinctiveness.
A description by Michael Lynch