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.
Halloween is pretty low key here in rural Ireland with a few decorations people have around their house and in windows. Some of the shops do decorate their windows but it's not overwhelming. The kids have fancy dress day at school so they have lots of fun for Halloween and of course they will be walking the streets trick and treating on this day. Below are scenes I came across last week when I was out walking,
rosatos pizza and pub entrance
these photo frames are pretty cool. When you pass them, the images change to skeletons.
this guy is the guy on the right in the above photo.
these young kids were listening to their teacher, the young man on the right, about how to play football. I happened to be passing here when I saw everyone lined up with a ball. They were pretty excited.
I once read a book that mentioned selling clothes in bulk to a buyer but never saw one until we passed this sign in Ballybofey and this guy was bringing in bags of clothes. This business also buys gold.
"The Matrimony Tree is based on an ancient Donegal tradition.
When a couple were engaged to be married, two types of tree were
planted side by side. When the lovers married, the trees were grafted
together and left to grow.
The individual trees would have had their own distinctive characteristics,
but the merging of the two formed something beautiful and unique.
The Artist has used this symbolism to celebrate the unity and
friendship between the twin towns of Stranorlar & Ballybofey. It is
said that lovers who pass through the arch holding hands will love each
other for ever!"
Info courtesy of dccpa (donegal county council public art) website
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,
to see more murals from around the world click HERE
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 :)