Moville is a small tourist town, situated on the west bank of Lough Foyle and the eastern edge of the beautiful Inishowen Peninsula, near the northernmost point in Ireland. Across Lough Foyle lies Northern Ireland, with the city of Derry being about 30 km south of Moville. While most of our days are spent in Moville, we do hop on a bus fairly regularly and wander around in a different town, thus the blog name, Somewhere in Ireland.
A few months ago Gillen's Supermarket commissioned a new mural for their side wall where the customers park. The artist is a very multi-talented local man, Brendan Farren, and the mural shows local scenes, Lough Foyle, the lighthouse and Cooley Cross. It a long one and tough getting it in one image due to cars being there off and on all day and night. The last photo is of the end. Previously I showed its predecessor back in February,
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these are some of the rocks I see when I looking for sea glass that washes up on shore. I find them very amazing and I enjoy looking at them. The sea glass we used for crafty ideas. I find lots of clear glass and lately I've been finding green, brown, aqua, and blue. Red is very hard to find according to a source on sea glass that I read. Someday though...
I found this little tree like branch growing out of the rock. Very cool and I love the shadow it creates.
another shot of it from a different angle
abstract looking rocks, very smooth from the water flowing over them
some of the glass that I found. It's like winning a prize :)
is a traditional stone bridge, argued by many to be one of Ireland’s oldest bridges. The bridge itself is thought
to date from the 6th Century and according to legend was built by St
Patrick who stopped here on his way to a nearby ancient site at Cooley. Info courtesy of the Visit Inishowen website
The Masonic Hall faces Lough Foyle and the date on the back of the building, just under the chimney, is 1903 (maybe that was the year it was built). I couldn't find any info on it except the what is posted below.
The newly formed Moville Sea Scouts were delighted to be given the use of the Masonic Hall in Moville. There are almost 50 youngsters in the Sea Cubs and Sea Scouts. The Masonic Hall has been extremely generous and have given them
full access to the hall which they have told them that they can use
They can basically have the hall when they want – and they aren’t charging them for the use of it.
The Masonic group have repainted the hall inside and have put a small
kitchen into it too. Meanwhile the Sea Scouts are delighted that they have been given free access to the hall.
Info courtesy of Craic On
Info on Sea Scouts
This is the Unite the Union Transport House in Belfast,. Photos were taking in Oct 2015. The info below I found on Wikipedia.
Unite the Union, commonly known as Unite, is a British and Irish trade union, formed on 1 May 2007, by the merger of Amicus and the Transport and General Workers' Union. It is the largest trade union in the UK and Ireland.
I searched for some info on this sculpture but couldn't find any. It's quite interesting though, I like it!