Saturday, September 22, 2018

Thursday, September 20, 2018

stuck in the middle

Morns's Patch - Upper Main Street, Donegal Town.
Arts & Craft Supplies shop, also offers adult crochet & kids sewing and craft classes





Wednesday, September 19, 2018

McGettigan and Sons

We went past this closed butcher shop (closed in 2017) and these signs were on the shop windows.  You see these old shops shutting down because they can't compete.  It's a sad story that is happening everywhere.

One of Donegal’s best-known businesses is set to close as a result of falling sales, more than half a century after it opened.  M McGettigan & Sons butchers is a landmark in Donegal town, where it has traded since 1952. The store was even visited by Prince Charles last year, who was eager to sample the sausages that were named as the best in Europe in 2012.
The shop employs seven people and is run by brothers Ernan and Diarmuid McGettigan, who took over from their father in 1980.
However, the butchers have struggled to compete with low-cost rivals and has now been forced to close as sales fell.
“Small businesses are being interfered with by them and we’re the next ones that have to go. Our father started the business, which is the hardest part about this. We’ve tried everything, we’ve cut costs as much as we can.”
Info courtesy of the journal.ie





some headlines through the years




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Monday, September 17, 2018

contrast

the house on the right is nice and neat with lots of flowers.  The house on the left is vacant and unkept.  A sad situation for the odd pairing.


Sunday, September 16, 2018

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Friday, September 14, 2018

Thursday, September 13, 2018

replacing the doorknob

I saw this person working on the door when we were headed to the library in Donegal Town.  It made me think of a forensic investigator at a crime scene.  I have been reading some Henning Mankell books lately so that is probably why I came up with the thought. :) 




Wednesday, September 12, 2018

signs

Wild Atlantic Way:  coming from the north it begins on the Inishowen Peninsula in Co. Donegal and goes through the counties Leitrim, Sligo, Mayo, Galway, Clare, Limerick and Kerry, finishing in Kinsale, County Cork.


linking to signs2

Monday, September 10, 2018

mooney boats

they specialise in boat building, the construction, refurbishment and repair of commercial fishing vessels.  Currently there are three ships waiting to be worked on.



Saturday, September 8, 2018

saturday critters

this wee dog was looking for a tummy rub so we stopped and gave him what he wanted. :)


linking to saturday critters

Thursday, September 6, 2018

crowded

busstop at the Abbey Hotel in Donegal Town   With people  waiting for their bus and buses dropping off people, traffic everywhere, the congestion builds up especially between 12-2pm and it's crazy.  It is around 12:30 when this photo was taken.




Tuesday, September 4, 2018

tidy towns

celebrating sixty years, 1958-2018.  The Tidy Towns is a nationwide competition that encourages people to work together to make their community a better place to live, work and visit.


Monday, September 3, 2018

The Basking Shark

was on display at the Hooked Seafood Festival this past Saturday.  It was made by Ciara O'Boyle and Deirdre McGuinness with help from Jackie Byrne, the Drop In Centre group and the Killybegs Men's Shed.
Info courtesy of Killybegsonline


The plastic in the shark's mouth was collected from Fintra beach and surrounding coves and aims to highlight the issues of pollution, littering and the importance of recycling.  Truly a sad reminder of what we, as a species, are doing to the planet.



Sunday, September 2, 2018

the seafood shack

won the chowder contest at the Hooked Seafood Festival yesterday.  Their shack is located down beside the pier.


Saturday, September 1, 2018

CDP monthly theme - teach

St. Catherine's Vocational School, Killybegs.  It is a non-denominational, co-educational second level school. There are twenty six teaching staff, five Special Needs Assistants and three support staff. The student population is 330 and the male to female student ratio is approximately 50:50. St. Catherine’s Vocational School is one of sixteen second-level schools administered by the Donegal Education and Training Board. Programmes on offer include, Junior Certificate, Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme, Transition Year, Nursing Studies, eBusiness, Healthcare Support, Early Childhood Care FETAC Level 5 and FETAC Level 6 Early Childhood Care and Education.
Facilities: The original two-storey building opened in 1987. In 2011 a building extension with two classrooms, fitness suite, changing rooms and disability access was added. In 2014 the autism spectrum disorder centre was added to the front of the school providing first class facilities for students, teachers and members of the community alike. The School gymnasium and all weather synthetic playing pitch double as a community resource during the evenings and both have a full schedule of activities. The school, in addition to its normal daytime schedule, offers a full range of adult education classes and parenting programmes during the evening.

Info courtesy of  St. Catherine's  website

the view to the right of the entrance


the sculpture of light is on the left created by students


another view of the sculpture of light


the plaque with the names of the students who created the sculpture


linking to cdp theme day

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

signs signs

the name reminds me of when my dad took me to Louie the barber to get my haircut.   Even if we were the only two people in his shop,  he would still ask, OK, who’s next even though my dad didn't need his hair cut.  :)






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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Slieve League

has some of the highest sea cliffs on the island of Ireland.  Although less famous than the Cliffs of Moher in Co Clare, Slieve League's cliffs reach almost three times higher.  You can read more about it here.


Sunday, August 26, 2018

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Donegal Town Credit Union

opened Nov 2015 next to Aldi and not far from the town centre.  I like all the glass on this one side but haven't been or seen the inside.  McCabe Architects website has construction, night and inside photos that really show off this building   I do like this building, it's very different.