THIS photo of a family of swans strolling along the road by The Celtic Ross Hotel in Rosscarbery really captured the hearts of our readers.
The picture taken by Eilis O’Brien from Reenascreena was shared 217 times on The Southern Star’s Facebook page when we posted it under the heading ‘Family Day Out’ and attracted 68 comments, one more enamoured than the next.
Eilis said she was driving along the busy stretch of road when she saw a car pulled in by the hotel and its driver slowing traffic to escort the swans to safety.
She said she couldn’t resist stopping herself to capture such a cute sight – and our readers are glad she took the time.
The feathered family were escorted safely back into the water near the local activity centre so their little outing wasn’t their ‘swan song’!