Tuesday, November 21, 2017

that time again

Saturday, the Christmas lights were going up around town.  On Dec 3rd, the lights will be turned on and Santa will be arriving by firetruck.  Market Square will be crowded.


Saturday, November 18, 2017

a new play area

for little kids is under construction and soon will be finished.  The local Men's Shed is right next store so I assume they are making it.  They make lots of things for the community.  When I see someone, I'll have to inquire about this project.  It's pretty cool for the kids to receive a play area like this.  They will surely enjoy it.



 I like this sitting bench made with pallets, it's pretty cool.


Cleanup area




Thursday, November 16, 2017

old railway station clock

the clock is located where the old train station once stood.   I took this photo last month when we visited Stranorlar.  Below is some info that I found in an old article of the Irish Times newspaper.

The first seconds of the new millennium in Co Donegal will be counted in on an old railway station clock, which has been restored and mounted in a specially-designed tower on the main street in Stranorlar.
The last train ever to pull into Stranorlar station arrived at 8.20 p.m. on December 31st, 1959, and the station clock has been held in storage for the past 40 years.
As a millennium project, a local development group teamed up with Donegal County Council to have the clock remounted on the main street.
A Dublin architect, Mr Martin Henchion, came up with the winning design for the new clock tower, a beacon-like stainless steel structure lighting up the surrounding area.

Info courtesy of the Irish Times


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

caution

I happened to walking past this gate and heard the bird crash in to the fence.   After a few minutes the poor stunned bird got up and flew off.


linking to signs signs