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    • Boys playing football in the Landwash

    • Entertainment and recreation;
    • The Landwash is a natural playground for the young who play in the sand and waves and explore the bordering tidal pools when the sand is in. Children are brave enough to swim in the less-than-warm North Atlantic waters, but adults can be persuaded...
    • View of Out the Road

    • Landscape; Families; Entertainment and recreation;
    • Passing Jimmys Hill moving inland, you are no longer Over the Road, you are Out the Road. This area of Branch is settled mostly by recent generations and there is more variety in family names. From the mid-1960s until the late-1980s, Out the Road...
    • Young people gather for a time on the Bridge

    • Entertainment and recreation;
    • Branch is known for its large number of singers, musicians and other artists, many carrying on the oral tradition of their Irish ancestors. In the 1950s and early-1960s, before the Shamrock Lounge was opened, people often gathered for a time in the...
    • Branch River flows toward the Place

    • Entertainment and recreation; Fishing; Landscape;
    • Branch River, known locally as the River, flows fourteen miles from its headwaters and branches at its mouth in the heart of Branch. Oral tradition has it that Thomas Nash was lured to Branch partly by salmon in the River. Today, Branch River is a...
    • Skating on the Pond on the Hill

    • Games; Landscape; Entertainment and recreation;
    • In winter, pond surfaces provide ice for skating and hockey. The Pond on the Hill is a favoured natural rink.
    • Rainbow Over Branch

    • Landscape; Towns;
    • For over 200 years, in the valley where Thomas Nash first settled, people continue to have a close relationship with the land and ocean.

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