Wednesday, October 18, 2017

decisions

where to go, at least the signs point in the same direction.
seen in Clifden, Co. Galway in 2016


to see other signs from around the globe click HERE



Monday, October 16, 2017

monday mural - gillen's supermarket

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,




Cooley Cross


 to see more murals from around the world click HERE

Saturday, October 14, 2017

mother nature's art

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 :)


Friday, October 13, 2017

Thursday, October 12, 2017

River Bredagh Bridge

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


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

house work 2

I showed this house back in late July when the work first started.  They gutted the property to do a complete makeover.  I've heard that this place will be available to rent when it is completed. 





Cement being poured for the walk.  Photo taken 26 Sept


Currently this is what it looks like.  They now are beginning to work inside.  Photo taken 06 Oct


The back of the house.  Photo taken 06 Oct from the pier.


Monday, October 9, 2017

Moville Sea Scouts

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 anytime.
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






Friday, October 6, 2017

skywatch friday - different style

not your typical Irish house, reminds me of Southern California with all those trees.
seen on the road R241 heading to Greencastle from Moville.



linking to skywatch friday

Thursday, October 5, 2017

getting organized

this gentleman just came from the grocery store which is across from where he is standing.  I assume he is gathering his groceries so he can return the trolley.


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

preparations

being made to do some roof work.  Notice how the ladder is being held, not good!  Photo was taken this past Friday as we were walking to the grocery store.



Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Monday, October 2, 2017

monday mural - unite the union

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!


linking to monday mural

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Saturday, September 30, 2017

autumn leaves

a touch of autumn, one  of the few trees that's showing some colour in the neighborhood.  The leaves don't last very long on the trees and there is not much colour before the wind blows them all away.


the tree in Market Square




Friday, September 29, 2017

the foyle hotel

the rain and gusty wind is causing some of the plastic covering to rip and flap around.  Tying up the ripped ends helped. 



Thursday, September 28, 2017

barely visible

through the fog, the Victorian houses on Montgomery Terrace
photo taken from the pier the other day


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

tangled mess

of rope down by the pier.  Where there are boats, you usually see this.  I wonder who unravels it.



Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Monday, September 25, 2017

motorcycle with a sidecar

parked down by the holiday homes on Montgomery Terrace.  Didn't see what make it was but I like the looks of it.




Sunday, September 24, 2017