31 December, 2016

old warehouse

or store for William Norris & Son.  Their store is located on Malin Road which is one of the main roads in town. 

26 December, 2016

St. Stephen's Day

St Stephen's Day commemorates the life of St Stephen, an early Christian martyr. It is a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland (Wikipedia).   Below is some of the things people do, we just enjoy the day, the cooking has been done so none of that today.  I hope everyone had a lovely and peaceful Christmas.

What Do People Do?
Many people generally spend the day quietly with family members or close friends. Some Christians attend special church services to remember St Stephen's life. Other people may visit a theater to see a pantomime. Pantomimes are musical-comedy productions based on fairy tales and aimed at families. They incorporate audience participation, cross-dressing, double entendre and references to recent local events.
In some parts of Ireland, children go from door to door with a wren (a small bird) in a cage or a model wren on a stick. They may also sing, play music or perform traditional dances. In some areas, boys may dress as girls or women. Many hope to collect money for community or school projects or charity.

25 December, 2016

24 December, 2016


our wild windy wet weekend just begun this afternoon with the sun disappearing and the rain bucketing down.  There won't be a white Christmas here in Moville but we will have plenty of puddles. 

23 December, 2016

22 December, 2016

Sligo decorated

Some holiday scenes in Sligo when we were there the other day.

Bus Éireann's bus station

 eye doctor's office/store

 decorated trees with lights by the River Garavogue

 Foleys off-licence store

Forget Me Not flower store

 one of the main streets in town

 Embassy Steakhouse Restaurant

Riverside Hotel lobby

21 December, 2016

9am rainbow

yesterday morning in Sligo on our way to the bus station.

20 December, 2016

christmas window displays

These photos are from the shops and windows of Ballinrobe.  It was fun walking around town window gazing and taking photos.

10 December, 2016

Inishowen CO-OP Shop

everything for your farm, home or garden can be purchased here.  Passed this place on my walk back home a few weeks ago.  Reminded me of Home Depot in the US but much smaller.

09 December, 2016


I just finished reading a book, Then There Was Light. It's a collection of reminiscences about the rural electrification scheme in Ireland.  The stories were interesting and some concerns of the people at the time this was going on, in the 1940s were rather comical.  It was a good read!

07 December, 2016

01 December, 2016

December 2016 CDP Theme Day - Transitions

The Anchor Arts Gallery opened on June 29th, 2012, previously it was known as the Hair O' the Dog pub.    The arts centre showcased the creativity and skills of the local artisan community. Unfortunately, it closed down after the owner died.  It was then sold and bought and the word is that it will be converted into a Bed & Breakfast (that is what I was told by someone in the community)..  It's located right down next to Moville Pier and the Moville Coastal Walk begins  only a few meters from here.  It's a great  location for whatever it becomes.

photo taken 27/05/16

photo taken on 28/11/16

See more variations on this theme at THEME DAY.