Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year from Ireland, Full Moon

Happy New year to all, wishing you all a prosperous New Year.
Full Moon* Brackloon Kiltullagh

* to read some of the full moon Myths and superstitions click here

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Happy Christmas and all the best for 2010, Kiltullagh Galway

This I took yesterday afternoon but I thought it was lost, this was Brackloon Christmas day before the thaw. Temperatures reached -8 Celcius that is very cold for this side of the world, it might be a warm day elsewhere, eg see here for White Xmas, it pretty much causes the country to come to a slowdown.
This picture was taken from my kitchen window, before someone mentions my horizons not taken straight, there is a slight hill.

Then we had a thaw and rain yesterday

A view this morning, its dark, grey, freezing cold and miserable, the rain we had last night has frozen and the roads are now frozen again, YAY :(.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Frosty morning Galway

A cold frosty morning, real Brass Monkey weather.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Friday, December 18, 2009

Kilkenny Castle Sunrise

Kilkenny Castle is the centre of the City of Kilkenny, the first castle was built by the Anglo-Norman Leader 'Strongbow' Richard de Clare. He played a leading role in the Norman invasion in Ireland, he had the most success as he was not just a soldier but also a politician. He married the Aoife (ee-fa)the daughter of the King of Leinster and on the death of her Father succeeded him.

These shots were taken at the back of the Castle from the Canal.

Just after sunrise, I would have taken some more pictures as it is a stunning Castle and open to the public but alas I had work to do.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Little River side Park, Dromohair, Co. Leitrim

This horse grazing in the flood plain of a river feeding into the Shannon caught my eye this evening.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Epic Sunrise Cooley Mountains, near Carlingford loch, Co. Louth

This was my view driving over the Cooley mountains this morning, after this the day disintegrated into a grey miserable day. The Sunrise made it worthwhile though.
Taken with my phone !

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Last Pictures of floods in Ireland....Hopefully!

We have had the wettest November since records began, with 100mm or 4 inches of rain on 2 of the wettest days. The ground was already saturated, so there was nowhere for the water to flow, thence a lot of floods. The rain has stopped in the west, the sun has come out, but in places floods remain and some peoples lives have been turned upside down. I did not take any pictures of those because there is enough of that in the news and in the papers, for a while the sun came out while I was travelling. I use the word hopefully because the rain has eased of at the moment.