Saturday, February 4, 2017

Last Summer . . .

A look back at one of last summer's great days:


The farmyard, Curraghmore, looking great in mid-June 2016.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Picture from the past


The late Tommy Lennon, Bridge Street
on Febrauary 11th 2005.

                                                                                                                                                                      

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

A BUSY MONTH!

The Top Ten countries
from which page-views originated during past month
are as follows:

Russia
996
Ukraine
643
Ireland
365
United States
290
Turkey
283
Germany
187
United Arab Emirates
184
Poland
166
Netherlands
148
United Kingdom
147 

Saturday, December 31, 2016

New Year's Day 2017

Happy New Year 
to you all!

 
Amazingly mild weather for this time of year;
as high as 13 Celsius yesterday in places.


However the forecast is for colder weather
and rain to come!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Christmas Morning - Portlaw!

Your only hope of seeing Santa is to stay awake all night on Christmas Eve,
but then if he knows you're awake, he may not visit your house!
Adults have the best chance, so if you want to get some sneaky photos of him,
be prepared for a long await in the semi-darkness, which I was.
The sun wasn't long up, when I saw him leaving his sleigh and those poor tired reindeer, 
but I wasn't quick enough with my camera. I waited a whole hour and still no sign of him. Someone said he was seen leaving the Beechwood area, and that he heard he was gone into Ann Nolan's for a drink of some kind! I had enough of the waiting and headed home to bed. I noticed he left his hat in the sleigh; possibly due to the very mild weather!


If you got any presents, then you must have been good throughout the past year, 
so remain as well-behaved during 2017 for more surprises next Christmas!

Christmas Eve - PORTLAW

Hand-knitted crib figures, depicting the birth of Christ,
in the library window;
all hand-made locally.
DO make a trip to see this library display,
and a further two windows to delight young and old!


. . . and now most people are awaiting 7.30pm Mass on Christmas Eve and two Christmas Day Masses @ 9.00 am and 11.00 am, all in St. Patrick's Church,
also 9.30 am Christmas Day Service in Holy Trinity Church.

. . . and we're not forgetting a certain gentleman supposed to be coming this way tonight
in a sleigh, pulled by reindeer,
with presents for all good children in the area!