Thursday, March 31, 2011

Barnesmore Gap Waterfalls, Donegal

First this small one between the Gap and Ballybofey
This is nearer Keadue and the first shot was taken on a different day than the rest, unfortunately in the rest the mountains in the background are shrouded in mist.
Taken from the road
 the view the other side
 The rest are different little falls taken as I went up the hill
Looking back down the gap
For those that like the 1990's interior design

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Eas a' Ranca Waterfall Ardara, Co Donegal

just south of Ardara a selection of the waterfall


Donegal

The weather was not great while I was here, so not as many shots as I would like in 'Gods Country'.
Bay at Letterkenny as the fog lifts, click to enlarge
On top of the mountains behind Falcarragh, if you enlarge you can see the fog.
 Next few shots taken near Creeslough
 Next few taken near Ardara
 click to enlarge

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Roadside Statues Stolen

This beauty has been cut down, chopped up and melted for its scrap metal value. The saddest thing is that this was not the first sculpture that has been stolen, which is sad. This appeared first in november 2008 
The Artist is Ann Meldon Hugh see this piece and other beautiful pieces here

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St Pats

Today people all over the world get a bit nuts and everyone tries to find a bit of Irish in themselves. Just remember it does not matter if you have no Irish DNA, its mostly a state of mind.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Dublin Docks nighttime

This is the Dublin wheel on loan to Dublin and outside the Point Depot in Dublins Docklands, like the last set this was taken with a mobile phone so forgive the quality. At the base you can see three statues from the point village.
A view of the city from the top of the wheel, with the moon over the River Liffey. There are no skyscrapers in Dublin, so on a clear day from the North you can see the mountains to the south and vice versa.
Closeby to the wheel is the new Bridge over the Liffey that is designed to look like an Irish Harp.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Glendalough

Glendalough  historically is one of the major monastic cities in Ireland founded in the 6th century is was not just a place of religion but a college and place of refuge for the locals due to its location. This is just a tiny sample of its beauty as I only had my mobile with me, the shots are not that great quality. There is lots to see here as its a park also with beautiful walks but I hadn't a lot of time to spend here :-(
First the roundtower and the old graveyard
The entrance, the double gates protected the monastery from attack..
Inside the double gates is a crude carved cross, once people got into the safety of the walls they would offer prayers in thanks at this cross before they went any further.
St Kevins church from the graveyard.
More of the round tower.
Another church ruin on the site
Beside the chapel here is St Kevins High Cross.
St Kevins Church.
The walk to the lakes which is probably lovely and leafy later in the year but I still liked the trees.
A view of the upper lake with ducks, I did not get a decent usable shot of the lower lake