Tuesday, October 25, 2016

beach road 1

To the left is Beach Road and on the right is Sky Road.   On our first full day here, we walked Beach Road, went to the end and then returned.  It was about 5km (3 miles).  We walked Sky Road the second day.  Beach Road is the starting point for today's photos.


Combined former Methodist chapel and manse, built c.1850.  The building also housed a schoolhouse.  This ornate chapel, with its pointed arched hood mouldings, served a small Wesleyan Methodist community of shopkeepers, policemen and coastguards (1854-1908).  It would be great if this building was renovated.  




no info on this old rusty anchor, like to know the story behind it


This monument is located across from the chapel on Sky Road.  On a sign it reads:  The Celtic cross monument remembers Thomas Whelan, a native of Clifden and member of the Dublin Volunteers.  He was executed in Mountjoy Jail on 14 March 1921 during the War of Independence for the murder in Dublin of a British Officer, despite strong evidence pointing to his innocence.


this is located on the bottom of the monument.


 Royal Nation Lifeboat Station


some of the houses you first see when you begin walking on Beach Road


nice pothole windows


right across the street from the houses



heading out to fish with his best friend



20 comments:

  1. Fantásticas estas fotografias e gostei da capela que está a precisar de manutenção mas é um belo edifício.
    Um abraço e boa semana.
    Andarilhar

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  2. Don't you just love the odd angles roads meet in Ireland?
    I loved that very unique Methodist chapel & manse & great photos from around the town
    It was a lovely calm morning to be out at sea.

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  3. Bill, what an interesting place to explore.

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  4. What a treat Bill.. such a lovely series of images. Yes I agree it would be wonderful if the Methodist chapel was renovated.. Do you think the anchor refers to the church's seafaring members? Love the dog heading out fishing ☺

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  5. What a treat Bill.. such a lovely series of images. Yes I agree it would be wonderful if the Methodist chapel was renovated.. Do you think the anchor refers to the church's seafaring members? Love the dog heading out fishing ☺

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  6. That manse, chapel, etc., is most interesting. And those other photos show a unique and very special place...love those porthole windows in that one house. I'm wondering how expensive a flat would be on the Beach Road... I think you made a wise choice when you chose Moville as a place to live!

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  7. Such interesting images. I too would like to see the old Manse returned to it's former state. Such pretty greens.
    MB

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  8. The old chapel looks well worth renovating.

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  9. Despite needing a little work, that chapel is beautiful. I am curious about the anchor too!

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  10. The chapel and manse should really be saved, I'm not sure I've ever seen an arrangement like that before with the two sharing equal halves of the same building. A splendid set of photos.

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  11. The chapel looks like a good project for some brave person! What a nice walk that was!

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  12. Poor Thomas Whelan. . . only 22! Bill, I love your photos and the information you include with them. This particular post requires some time really to appreciate what you are sharing with us. I have to go back and reread more leisurely. Thanks for our daily visit to your part of the world!

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  13. Some organization really should renovate that chapel. It's worth preserving.

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  14. Some organization really should renovate that chapel. It's worth preserving.

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  15. I so enjoy walking around Ireland with you! Interesting views. You can take in so much more on foot and appreciate what you're seeing.

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  16. So many interesting sights along this road. I really like the looks of that old building, especially the windows. I wonder what it looks like on the inside.

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  17. Interesting tour! That's quite a varied landscape.

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  18. A scenic road, indeed! I love that first building and hope it gets some TLC.

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  19. That was a lovely virtual tour!

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  20. O edifício é belíssimo, deveria ser restaurado. E as casas tem uma arquitetura muito bela. Maravilhosas fotos.

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