Glencar Lake, County Sligo/Leitrim, Ireland
Growing on ‘Tormor Hill’ on the shore of Glencar lake is this gigantic Celtic Trinity love knot. Planted in the mid 1980s by Jim McCabe & his Family. Jim privately funded and planted this Trinity Knot simply for everyone to enjoy. 2 species of conifer trees were used to achieve this design. Sitka Spruce was used for the surrounding woods as they are evergreen & remain a green colour all year. Japanese Larch was used for the trinity knot as during autumn they shed & change colour leaving behind this almost miracle symbol. They plotted the hill using white plastic bags, ground pegs and a two-way radio to give instructions from the opposite end of Glencar Lake. The “Emery Celtic Cross” in Donegal was created by the same methods & possibly inspired by this stunning design.
There is one unusual thing I need to explain to you about this location. The Glencar Lake & surrounding hills are divided between 2 different counties! Co. Sligo & Co. Leitrim. The bottom half of this photo & The Trinity Knot design is in County Sligo. The top half of this photo & lake is County Leitrim ⚖️