The Meeting Of The Waters
Photographer: Hudson, John
Medium: Photographic print
"A little below Old Weir Bridge is a sequestered spot of great beauty, called the 'Meeting of the Waters.' Here the river, which carries along the surplus waters of the Upper Lake, divides before it terminates its course: one of the branches flows peacefully into the Bay of Glena, in the Lower Lake; the other, forcing itself through a rocky channel, issues with great impetuosity into the Middle Lake, under the woods of Dinis Island.
The Island of Dinis affords a greater diversity of prospect than any place of the same extent on the confines of Killarney. On passing round its shores, Torc Lake, the Bay of Glena, and the rapid river from the Upper Lake, rushing in a torrent under Old Weir Bridge, successively open to view. The tumultuous motion of the stream amongst the rocks and its roaring sounds, echoed through the woods of the island, add to the wild charms of the scene, and give coolness and freshness to the shores, which render them, during the summer season, a most delightful retreat. The Islands of Brickeen and Dinis differ from the peninsula, in being less elevated above the water. Both are thickly covered with trees, above the tops of which are seen, at a short distance, the hanging forests of Glena; the whole forming a sylvan scene seldom equalled in richness and variety. Torc Lake may be entered by the passage under Brickeen Bridge, or by coasting round Dinis Island, and following the course of the river, which flows into Glena Bay. After surveying the beauties of its islands and exploring the windings of its shores, new and romantic passages open to view, which lead to other and still more inviting scenes than those which have already engaged the delighted eye."
Descriptive letterpress from the book 'Photographs of Killarney' by J Hudson