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Tuesday, October 26, 2021







Friday, October 22, 2021

 Am not 100% certain about the townland name, but it's not far from Whitestown Lodge, Portlaw!

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Harvest Time

Where are the songs of spring? Ay, Where are they?

   Think not of them, thou hast thy music too,—

While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day,

   And touch the stubble-plains with rosy hue;

(from 'To Autumn' by John Keats)

                                                                                                                                                                      . . . and great activity locally harvesting huge quantities of Potatoes. Here a tractor awaits the return of the second tractor and trailer which collects the potatoes coming off the harvester. 

Litter Louts

 Litter at Clonagam, just similar to the same at various places around Portlaw, especially on stretch of road leading to Fiddown Bridge, around Pouldrew, around the village fountain, plus lots more.  Needless to say, the sign-posted CCTV Cameras around the country don't exist and fail to capture the culprits.  Comments from some people viewing this mess included "It's how they're reared" and "I'd hate to see the interiors and exteriors of their obvious, dysfunctional homes."  

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Curraghmore Whiskey!

 We are all  eagerly awaiting its arrival!
The St. Hubert Stag graphic in its logo should attract the attention of the worldwide hunting fraternity.

(photographed 27th June 2021)




 The cottages are looking quite well now since refurbishment.

Sunday, October 10, 2021

The Patriot Countess

 The Countess, just part of an elaborate roadside memorial at Rathcormac, County Sligo;                        not far from her home at Lissaddell House.

Thursday, October 7, 2021

ABHA MÓR na nDéise

 The Blackwater near Villierstown. Villierstown pier can be seen on extreme right about 2/3rds way down from top. The high peak on the top left is Mount Knockmealdown.  

Monday, October 4, 2021

Stradbally Visited


Always open to the public . . . St. James' Church, Stradbally (Ch. of Irld). 

Friday, October 1, 2021


A  Mayfield image re-visited after 16 years, and modified, obviously.