Saturday, December 31, 2011

My 2011

A selection of some of my photos taken this year, wishing you all best for 2012

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Postboxes and Milestone Tipperary

I have put up pictures before about the scattered postboxes around the countryside here is one in Tipperary, with painted windowboxes.
 Heres the house.
 Reached a Milestone today, pity that it was the day after my birthday which wasn't a milestone

Monday, December 12, 2011

An early Xmas present for me (from me)

There is this fantastic carpenter who lives near me and I got him to make this wonderful frame 3' X 1' for one of the shots I liked most this year. I wanted it as rustic as the picture and I think the effect is beautiful and wanted to share it, see more of his stuff here http://www.willowwoodworks.com/index.html
I know I have been quiet of late, sorry, been busy and the weather is lousy

Monday, November 7, 2011

The Chieftan, Boyle Co Roscommon

Sitting on a hill on the side of the road overlooking the road from Sligo to Dublin stands this impressive sculpture. It commemorates a  battle in 1599 when an English force was ambushed by Irish Rebels.
Behind it is a little picnic area overlooking Lough Key

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Waiting on Shore, Sculpture Rosses Point, Sligo

This statue is dedicated to those lost at sea taken against the midday Sun

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Carlingford Lough

Taken from Carlingford looking across the Lough where I stopped today, both were taken on my phone.
First on taken using HDR effect.
 Taken using camera

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Cavan Lakes

Taken somewhere south of Belturbet, one of hundreds of lakes in the area, but had only time to get off a few shots :(

Monday, October 24, 2011

Dancing Trousers

Just something shot on Friday a truck carrying metal sheeting with high visibility trousers hanging off the back.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Inconstancy II, update to same scene shots

Sorry that I have no pictures lately, here is the update to the same scene shot over different days and different times during different weather conditions.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Contest photo

I am a regular visitor of The retired one as she takes fantastic pictures and every month she has a themed contest which I always check out, as there are always some fantastic pictures there too. Her own pictures vary from landscapes to macro and from animals to insects and her observations are always humourous, so check her out by clicking on her name above or click here.
Anyway its third time lucky as my third entry won the August contest, the theme was Lakes, Ponds, Rivers or Creeks. My prize is I get the bragging rights and a widget, but most of all it made me smile on a bad day!
Here is my winning picture taken in Connemara, I was surprised to win as there were other great pictures click here.
The rest of the series of shots taken in Connemara click here

Monday, September 19, 2011

Ballina, Co Tipperary

 Two shots taken at the weekend on the Ballina Co Tipperary side of the Shannon looking across to Killaloe

Monday, September 12, 2011

Sign of the times.

Seen in Cork

Monday, September 5, 2011

Old road Markers

Old road signs from when things moved a little slower.
Old road sign between Skibbereen and and Roscarberry
here are two more that I have put up here before
Mountbellew Bridge, Co Galway
 Adare, Co Limerick

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Heather and Bog Killimordaly

Just a few quick shots I took yesterday

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Sunrise Sunset Brackloon Co Galway

Sunset
 Sunrise
Sunset
 Sunrise and the neighbours are up for breakfast.


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Random postboxes

Again more postboxes that are randomly scattered around the countryside, some Irish and some old English,
For more post boxes click herehereherehere , here and here, or see on the facebook link
beside the railway bridge in Gort, Galway
An old Irish Post and Telegraphs box
Opposite the pub in Ballysimon, Co. Limerick.
Another Post and Telegraphs postbox

Loughrea Sunrise

Just as I was passing by Loughrea this morning the sun was rising above the town across the lake.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Sign

thought it was amusing

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Random postboxes

There are old postboxes scattered all over the country, here are two more that I came across this week
For more post boxes click hereherehere , here and here, what I find more amusing is that some are painted green even though they are clearly English.
First in Rossoulty county Tipperary opposite a pub with no name.
Close up shows this one is from Queen Victorias time
This one is just outside Scotshouse Co Monaghan
Close up shows this one is from King Georges rule

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Hill of Slane, Co Meath


These ruins sit on top of the hill overlooking the village of Slane. This site is said to be where St. Patrick lit the Paschal(Easter) fire in defiance of High King Laoire. King Laoire had fobade the lighting of fires while the festival fire was burning on the hill of Tara, the fire St Patrick lit could have been seen even though it was 17km (10miles away). King Laoire in spite of the defiance let Patrick continue his missionary work in Ireland. On the site there are the ruins of the friary and and the college. 
But this site was historically significant before St PAtrick lit the fire, on the right side (which I did not get to visit this time) stands a Motte and Bailey from the Norman times which is said to have been built on the site where the Fil Bolg Slaine Mac Dela. See more on Fir Bolg click here.

double click on Panoramic picture to see better
views of the college
looking north out one of the windows
The front door
coat of arms on the front door
View of the Friary from the College second floor, in this picture you can see the height of the hill compared to the rest of the countryside.
double click to see the panoramic shot
in side the Friarys walls
Stone cross and church tower
carved angels
window of the tower from inside and out
Church and old graveyard
the impressive views out the windows and doors
Some of the gravestones on the site