Girl Playing, Courtmacsherry – POTD July 17th, 2004

Jacinta and I were down in Courtmacsherry on Sunday afternoon last. It was an eventful afternoon, shortly after bumping into Micheál Martin we came to the point of the headland we we walking on.
Walking carefully, aware of the steep grassy/rocky slope down to the thundering sea below we watched in amazement and horror as a little boy, hardly more than 4 years old walked up with a small dog on a long lead. He carried the dog for a short distance with the lead dangling dangerously around his legs.
We stood still watching him approach, and as he dragged the dog down the slope by the light in the picture. His sister and brothers appeared shortly afterwards with a very unworried looking father trailing the group! We walked on a little but watched as the father rested on the ground while his kids ran amock on the slope! *gulp*