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.

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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.
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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

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Monaghan Hedgerows

 The years that pass
Like tired soldiers nevermore have given
Moments to see wonders in the grass. 
Primrose~ Patrick Kavanagh  (Monaghan Poet) 

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Inconstancy

Same scene shot over 2 months using the same setting on camera (mobile phone camera), see in high definition click here.
Music Albert Broughton to here more please visit http://www.youtube.com/user/AlbertBroughton.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Port Beach, Co Louth.

Irish weather is quite changeable, the first shots were taken just before it rained the rest after a deluge.
Just after I got to this beach it started bucketing down
Beach in Summer, deserted
Rain obscuring Carlingford Lough
After the rain.
Starfish I came across in a little pond
pebbles and stones from the hightide line
Clogherhead
Calingford Lough entrance
Clogherhead
Jellyfish
Carlingford

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Voyager, Laytown Beach, Summer 2011

This piece called Voyager created by Linda Brunker stars out to the ocean that inspired her. As you might guess from the picture that it was not a pleasant day on the beach and I had only time to get a few quick shots before I got soaked.