Saturday, December 29, 2018

saturday critters

some of the dogs I see when I'm out walking

this dog was watching as I passed


this cute dog was guarding the property, not a peep from him when I pass but the eyes were following


a nice friendly old dog who usually can be found sleeping in his yard or on the corner keeping watch of who comes and goes.


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Friday, December 28, 2018

skywatch

KER just moved to this building this year.  It is a lot bigger than their previous one.
Marine Services Ireland KER Group is the leading engineering, electrical & refrigeration company for offshore and onshore marine sector based in Killybegs


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Monday, December 24, 2018

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Saturday, December 22, 2018

eating order

down on the pier, gulls go first


then the wee birds


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Friday, December 21, 2018

skywatch

early evening from our upstairs bedroom window.


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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

signs

seen this vintage Christmas sign at Laverty Design Workshops in Dunkineely.


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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

statue stolen

the statue was stolen this past weekend.  The article from the Journal.ie website is below the photo so you can read it.  I wonder why it was stolen, certainly someone would recognize it.

photo taken 24/06/15


GARDAÍ IN SLIGO are investigating the theft of a bronze statue from a car park in Drumcliffe, Co Sligo over the weekend.
The statue was taken from the main car park of the town sometime between Friday and Sunday.
The statue forms part of a larger sculpture which displays the WB Yeats poem, He Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven.  It was sculpted by Jackie McKenna and was first unveiled in 2003. The grave of WB Yeats is located at Drumcliffe Church.  “After last nights wonderful Carol Service, two guards informed us the sculpture from the main car park had been stolen,” an account for the church tweeted.
Any info on its safe return would be greatly appreciated.
Anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the Drumcliffe area over the weekend or with any information is asked to contact gardaí in Sligo on 071-9157000.

Article, courtesy of thejournal.ie website

Monday, December 17, 2018

a festive an post

the Christmas Tree in the lobby of the building that the local post office is located in.


Sunday, December 16, 2018

wet

raining and windy yesterday, these are the only people I saw outside.  Hopefully the weather will be better tomorrow.


Saturday, December 15, 2018

saturday critters

a heron on the River Eske in Donegal Town
photos taken 16/12/15


seagulls flying around on the River Eske


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Friday, December 14, 2018

working

walking down Main St. these guys were working on some wires on the Bay View Hotel.  There is a lot of construction work going on around town lately which is good for the workers and the community.


Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Monday, December 10, 2018

monday mural

Unfortunately they were closed when we went by.  The first mural I have seen in months, small but nice.

Café Victor
John F Kennedy Parade, Abbeyquarter North
Sligo, IE


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Saturday, December 8, 2018

Friday, December 7, 2018

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

signs

Christmas Tree Festival at the Methodist Chruch, Donegal Town.  We were in town the day before this started so we missed it.  We read that it was well attended and they extended it for one day.  Unfortunately we couldn't attend.  Killybegs had one of these events a few years back, hopefully it will return this year so we can attend.

Trees range from showcasing the creative skills of community groups to businesses entering themed trees relative to their  trade. There are also a number of thought-provoking entries which have led to much conversation among the visitors. Entries have been created by people of all ages, from school children and up to many adult groups. The massive range of entries means that there really is something for everyone to enjoy.
Those who attend can also enjoy hot drinks, home bakes and a chance to sit and chat with other visitors.

courtesy of the DonegalNow website


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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

school crossing

creating a safer area for the school kids to cross the street when arriving or leaving.  Parents drop off their kids on either side of the road depending on which way they are coming.

dropping the tar for the new footpath across from the school.


workers spreading the tar


looking good!


finishing the area right in front of the school


the new improved area in front of the school.  All that is left to do is create a crosswalk and install a light so students can safely cross the road.  Right now the students just cross the road when they have a chance.  This is a major road for lots of traffic including big trucks.  Better to be safe than sorry.


photos taken 01/12/18



Monday, December 3, 2018

donegal town library

serves as our local library, Killybegs doesn't have one.  When we went there last Thursday, they had their Christmas tree up all decorated and ready for the season.


Sunday, December 2, 2018

decorating

hanging the lights on the Christmas tree in Donegal Town's diamond this past Thursday.




Saturday, December 1, 2018

CDP Monthly Theme - Joy

A Christmas Cactus plant sitting in a festive cup.


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