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  • Let me take you on a walk through the grounds of Crom Castle where
    Upper Lough Erne, laps on the shore of the beautiful Crom Estate in County Fermanagh, where the Earls of Erne lived for 350 years, when the English Upper Class took on Irish land and the indegenous people paddled around the many tree covered Island in 'cots' (small wooden boats).

    We reach two magnificent 800 years old yew trees, (the oldest in Ireland), one male and one female, whose branches reach out and curve and mingle in a maze of darkness: through which the sun sparkles on my three grandsons joyfully climbing up to explore their mystery. Legends tell us that O'Neill, at the time of 'The Flight of the Earls' bade farewell to his lady love under the ancient yew tree at Crom; and the trees stand as memorials to their love.

    We walk on past the ruined castle, the swans and reeds to the stone built boat house. The children explore it's inner sanctum of and run out whispering, it's very dark in there. The sun shines down on our backs on this glorious Saturday; so welcome after a week of heavy rain.

    Then we walk on to the car and travel on to have lunch in the Watermill.
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