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Friday, July 30, 2021

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

The Curraghmore Lion!

 . . . and one of the stages from the last "All Together Now"  music festival.

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Recent Evenings

                                                                                                                                                              Beautiful scene at Clonagam four evenings ago

 Beautiful also in Ballyquin area. (Modified). 

Wednesday, July 14, 2021


 A Wolf in cast iron, one of a number of such 'ornaments' in the grounds of Curraghmore estate,        County Waterford.
(The month should read June!)

Monday, July 12, 2021


 Preparations for 'The Twelfth' commence well before the date itself in many areas of Northern Ireland.  Above scene photographed by the coast, in the village of Ballywalter on July 2nd 2012.  For some, it's the ideal opportunity to get rid of old mattresses, prams, blankets, furniture, etc!

'Orange Arches', under which the parades pass, can be seen in many towns and villages at this time. 

A very small parade here at fog-bound Kircubbin village some days before the nearby bigger parades. Kircubbin is on the shores of Strangford Lough, Co. Down.
The village was originally called Kilcubin, after St. Gobán, later evolving to Kirkubbin, and finally Kircubbin. 

Hebe Flower

 HEBE shrubs are in full bloom right now.  Once a plant is established and it's flowers start to offload seeds,  they take root, some clinging to walls, etc.  Better still, the shrub is evergreen.                                      The blossoms are delightful. 

Thursday, July 1, 2021


                                                           Bowers Margaret, Fiddown.

Brennan Mary, Fiddown.

Conway Patrick, Portlaw.

Curtis Thomas H., Portlaw.

Dooley Patrick, Portlaw.

Harney William, Portlaw.

Henebery Michael, Portlaw.

Moroney Bridget, Portlaw.

Phelan Patrick, Coolfin, Portlaw.

                                                                 Power James, Portlaw.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Power Joseph, Portlaw.

Prendergast Mary, Portlaw.

Stone John, Portlaw.

Walsh Walter, Portlaw.

Higgins David, Portlaw.

Quite a comparison with the status quo, where due to Covid 19, only one pub open, in Portlaw, out of a total of five in the area . . . one in Fiddown and four in Portlaw!

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