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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!
Nine images hereunder taken on December 1st, 2016:
November images from avenue south (King John's Bridge to Salaheen):
A foggy and frosty morning!
Built especially for King John's visit to Curraghmore, but he didn't come this far!
son of King Henry II of England, visited Ireland in 1185, to look after his
father’s affairs here, which obviously meant ensuring the submission of certain
‘disloyal’ native nobles. The Norman de la Poers had only arrived here fifteen
years previously approx.
1185, he arrived back once more, this time as King John. Landing at Crooke, a
short few miles from Waterford, he set out to reduce the native chieftains and
nobles to submission, especially the de Lacys. The de Lacys fled to France.
and his army then marched all the way to Dublin and Meath, and even on to Carrickfergus,
most others submitting to him.
to England in August 1210, from which date the Lord Justice, John de Grey,
looked after his affairs.
it that he was expected at Curraghmore during that lengthy visit, hardly to subdue the de la Poers, who
built this bridge in 1205 especially for his arrival.He never came!This is considered to be the oldest bridge in
Getting an overall view of the bridge is impossible,
due to adjacent trees, bushes, and river-bank foliage.