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Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Eanair 1 2020 - January 1 2020

                                         
A short series of pictures showing ringing in the New Year
at St. Patrick's Church, Portlaw:
                                   




Preparing for first ring,
with a helping hand from
Kieran Laffan.






A helping hand # 2 with Mary Butler, T.D.




                                                                                                                           


 A helping hand # 3 with Ger Crotty.













                                                                                                                                                                Above photo by Kieran Laffan, showing some of those present on the occasion.  
                                                
                                              

Saturday, December 21, 2019

The December 20th Fog - 2019 . . .


December 20th, 2019, saw the village enveloped in one of the worse fogs for years . . .








but at Clonagam, there was warm, brilliant sunshine all day,
with day-long fog over the Clódagh Valley.


Maureen P. heading home from shopping.



At the bridge, not much sign of life, except those two birds looking on!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The Clódagh river, on left, and canal to
the
Cottonmill.

Foggy area in the Clódagh valley.







Stone Circlefrom the distant past,
or what?

Looking north towards Sliabh na mBan.





End of series.
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Sunday, December 8, 2019

la Poer Tower


A memorial to Marcus Beresford (1771-1783), died in a riding accident;                                            erected in 1785 by his father, George de la Poer Beresford (1735-1800).                                                                                                       

Thursday, November 28, 2019

FALLEN LEAVES

                                                                                                                                                           There may be few leaves left on trees just now,
but you might get great images right at your feet!
Here can be see a Sycamore leaf lying on Acer leaves.
Both trees from the same family!
Sycamore = Seiceamar =  Acer pseudoplatanus.
The small Acer leaves above may be - Acer Palmatum