Saturday, March 28, 2015

DAFFODIL DAY - PORTLAW 2015


IN AID OF THE IRISH CANCER SOCIETY
Friday March 27th 2015.

Left to right: Mary O'Donohoe, Emma Barry, Jean Walsh and Peter Phelan,
outside Fogartys' at the bridge, with all flowers sold, and just lapel badges left. 

Left to right:  Biddy Hanlin, Catherine Daw, Catherine Connolly,
with plenty of daffodils still to sell, outside the Centra supermarket. 

Thanks to the thousands of volunteer collectors nationwide!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

WELCOME!

W E L C O M E
to you
over there in 
I R A N
looking in just now,
on a bright, sunny morning here in
south-east Ireland.
Thanks for the visit!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Lá Fhéile Pádraig 2015

ST. PATRICK'S DAY 2015



Walkers participaiting in the parade were asked to assemble and start in the church grounds,
from a safety point of view,
and vehicles at Coffeys' Corner, where both groups would then amalgamate.
Here, prospective participants can be seen trying to cross the road at this DANGEROUS bend as they head for the church around the corner.
The wall on their immediate right was struck and damaged by a runaway vehicle some years ago and still lies unrepaired. Also, within the past few years  two other runaway vehicles had to deliberately crash into (1) the cemetery wall, and (2) the wall at entrance to the church, in order to stop as they went downhill.
It's surely about time that a footpath was built on the other side of this now very-busy road
to accommodate pedestrians in safety.
There appears to be ample room from the bottom of the steep hill right up to near the church.
Over to you, local Councillors, TD's  and Ministers.

Further pictures to follow . . . by degrees!


Monday, March 16, 2015

MARCH 16th - St. Patrick's Day Eve

At the Vigil Mass in
St. Patrick's Church







 A single left-click on any image will reveal an enlarged version!

St. Patrick's Day 2015


Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig daoibh go léir!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

WATERCOLOUR!!!

W A T E R   P R O B L E M


This morning, March 4th, 2015,
Portlaw's water supply was cut off for approx. three hours.
There was NO WARNING given to householders,
many of whom had to eventually go out and purchase water.
Then the supply was restored
and appeared just as you see in the above photo.
Y U C K ! ! ! 
The photographer, who kindly texted me the above photo,
said she then had to turn on all the taps in the house and yard for forty minutes,
to clear the discolouration,
but wondered how safe it was to drink.
She's still sparingly using the €8 of water she had to purchase. 
Apparently this happens occasionally in this area. 
Is this water safe to drink?
Fortunately for me, I was out of the area for most of the day!


Monday, March 2, 2015

THE BRIDGE

A modified version of a picture from August 27th, 2012.



The Clódagh River, The Bridge,
and the now-defunct Presbyterian Church from 1845.