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Wednesday, March 22, 2023


 This plant has more than ten names, including 'Cuckoo Pint', also 'Lords & Ladies'. Highly poisonous red berries appear on the female plant. 
Much more information about the plant on 

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Princesses Eithne and Fidelma

 A window in a Drogheda* church.

The baptism took place at Ogulla Holy Well, Tulsk, Co. Roscommon.

(well worth a visit)

The two were daughters of King Laoghaire of Connacht

and grand-daughters of Niall of the Nine Hostages. 

* name not recorded

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Lá 'le Pádraig shona daoibh go léir!

Mayfield House

 The basement and ground floor of part of the building.
                                                      Soon to become a first class hotel.                                                                                

Saturday, March 11, 2023

Traditional Musician in Curraghmore . . .

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Friday, March 10, 2023

Comeraghs Snow, March 10th 2023.

 Luckily for us, there was little or no snow near at hand, despite the dire warnings for much of the rest of the country. Above can be seen the position in the nearby mountains at 2.00 pm today, 10.3.2023. Snow on the Comeraghs was heavier earlier in the year!

St. Patrick's Day 2023

 St. Patrick's Day - 17th March.

Lá Fheile Pádraig - 17ú Márta.

                                                                                                                                                                    Trees from near Tower Hill  Cottages!

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Thursday, March 9, 2023

Clever Wicklow Advertising

 Former Court House - now an Arts Centre
(I should have spelt Tinahely correctly!!!)

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Thoughts on Valentine's Day 2023

 Illustration:  Love Lies Bleeding from own garden in 2021.

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Friday, February 10, 2023


 Lots of them, far away from their usual habitat in Arctic Canada, now on their annual visit to S.E. Ireland. 

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

On eve of St. Bridget's Day . . .

  . . . and now a bank holiday from this year onwards on the following Monday!

Local Whiskey.

 The location, eventually, of Curraghmore Whiskey.
The hill, Cruachán, in the background, also part of the Comeraghs.
The distillery will be located in an area to the left outside the area shown here.  

Friday, January 27, 2023

Connemara Wreck

 Pibrochpiobaireachd or ceòl mòr is an art music genre associated primarily with the Scottish Highlands that is characterised by extended compositions with a melodic theme and elaborate formal variations. Strictly meaning "piping" in Scottish Gaelicpiobaireachd has for some four centuries been music of the Great Highland Bagpipe.[1] Music of a similar nature, pre-dating the adoption of the Highland pipes, has historically been played on the wire-strung Gaelic harp (clàrsach) and later on the Scottish fiddle, and this form is undergoing a revival.   - ex Wikipedia. 

Monday, January 9, 2023

Isle of Mull, Inner Hebrides, Scotland.

 We accessed Mull from Skye, as the ferry for Iona departed there from village of Fionnphort. 
Plenty of info about Mull on: