Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Caha Pass taken on the Cork side of the mountains heading to Glengarriff.
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Monday, May 30, 2011

Sheen River & Sheen Falls

Taken along the River Sheen, unlike Charlie Sheen its not Tiger Blood that runs through it, but it is winning.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Clew Bay from Mulranny and Clare Island

This is the view from the northern end of Clew bay from the Mulranny side.
Click on the next three to enlarge and see in full Panorama.
Clare Island from various points along the coast from Mulranny and Achill Island.
 Two traditional thatched cottagest

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Under bare Ben Bulben's head, Yeats Grave

From the Poem Under Ben Bulben WB Yeats described his simple gave and inscription in the last few lines.

 The view from Yeats grave of Benbulben.
 The Church in Drumcliff
 A sculpture dedicated to one of the often quoted Yeats poems "He wishes for the Clothes of Heaven"
HAD I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams. 
Two pictures of Ben Bulben posted before

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Where the Queen did not venture

This is the view towards the spot where Lord Henry Mountbatten, a relation to the throne of England was blown up by the IRA in 1978 on his boat on a trip to Donegal. Those that heard the Queens speech in Dublin were gladly surprised to hear her mention how the trouble had "touched us all" might not have realised the connection. Other pictures taken in 2008 here.
The Castle that was the Summer home of Lord Henry.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Schull Co Cork.

Taken near the most southerly place in Ireland.
 A HDR shot of the same scene

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Bog Fires, Killimordaly, Go Galway.

The view from the back of my house last night, 2km away from a Bog fire.
From higher up 2Km away
Closer to the fire
If you dont notice the firemen in the first picture, the reflective bands give them away in the second.
These trees burning are full grown and about 20-30metres in height
Look to the right of the bush on the left side and you can see a fireman going to check farmbuildings, still some distance from the fire. In the second shot he's more blurred but between the 2nd and 3rd bushes.
A little later.