Daily Archives: August 4, 2012

Openings 46 ~ The Cockle House

The Crumlin River carves a short, but deep glen as it approaches the waters of Lough Neagh. The town Crumlin takes its name from the small, winding valley derived from the Irish “Cromghlin”, meaning “Crooked Glen”.

There is a walk that passes through beautiful woods and in spring the woodland floor is carpeted with a mix of bluebells, wood anemone and wild garlic, filling the air with its strong, sweet smell. Close your eyes and breathe deeply. Can you smell the garlic?

The Cockle House

The Cockle House is a little Gothic-arched rubble stoned building, set among mature  beech trees overlooking the waterfall. According to folklore, it was built facing Mecca as a Muslim temple for the landowner’s servant.