By Hook or by Crook

It's almost like going on holidays to take the Passage East Ferry from Waterford to Arthurstown in Wexford. Today, on my way there,  I took a stroll on Woodstown Beach and photographed the demon Dandelion, which is of course very pretty...... as discussed earlier on Twitter!  Unfortunately for us and the Dandelion, we only appreciate those other yellow flowers...... the romantic Daffodils........

The Norman invader Richard De Claire coined the phrase by Hook (Hook Head Wexford) or by Crooke (Crooke Village in Waterford). They are opposite each other across the Suir River and you can see both from the Ferry. Great phrase isn't it?

1 comment:

  1. super phrase and I never knew its origin so thanks for that and thank you too for reminding me of a stop off at Woodstown Beach when driving back from Faithlegg to Dublin. Although from Cork I adore Waterford and in a minute would move if I had a view like that seen from the walled garden at Cappoquin down to the Blackwater - glorious!!