Sunday, June 17, 2018

a peaceful evening

The moving is done, we are finally settled and we are thankful for that.
Here's a calm and peaceful image looking toward Killybegs Harbour.  Hope everyone is enjoying whatever you're doing.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

the old coastguard station

in Killybegs.  This is where we are going to move in the next few weeks.  I will be offline for a bit so I will see you all when we get connected again. 
About the station:  it was built in 1875 and has five individual cottages plus the tower.  It's a lovely place and in front is a garden for flowers and other plants and trees.  We are only renting one of the cottages.  Our friend lives in the tower and he and his wife did some intensive work and as a result got the building listed as a historical building.

a look back at the station c1900

Photo courtesy of James Byrne photo gallery

Thursday, May 17, 2018

kerr's pink potatoes

delivered right to your door, who knew this service was available.  Kerr's Pink potatoes have a distinctive pink colour with deep eyes. They are quite floury and starchy. They are very good for mashing and boiling but can also be chipped.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

signs signs

found Mr. Mickey Mouse hanging around.  I guess he got lost and can't see the sign :)

linking to signs signs

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Filia Nettie

was passing through Lough Foyle a few days ago heading back to Amsterdam.

  • IMO: 9488827
  • MMSI: 244363000
  • Vessel Type: GENERAL CARGO
  • Gross Tonnage: 2199
  • Summer DWT: 2950 t
  • Build: 2008
  • Home port: WERKENDAM

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    Friday, May 11, 2018

    skywatch friday

    morning in Moville.  The awning you see up the road with the blue back is the veg man and his trailer.  The man crossing the street has his veggies for the week.  The tree is where people gather to meet for everything.  It's known as "The Tree". :)

    linking to skywatch friday

    Sunday, May 6, 2018

    a colourful walk

    that I took around town and this is what I saw

    two blooming trees on the grounds of St. Columb's Church of Ireland.

    some trees blooming among the green

    these were off to the side of a driveway

    a front garden

     a stone wall with blooming wee pale purple flowers

    Thursday, May 3, 2018

    road work

    I wondered why there was a traffic jam and found the answer at the bottom of the hill.

    water drainage pipe being replaced 

    Monday, April 30, 2018

    CDP monthly theme - laughing

    these are called the smiling laughing heads.  It is actually one piece with a smiling laughing face on each side.  Couldn't find any people laughing and then I remembered these heads.  They hang on our front door window so people can see them and laugh or smile.

    Felted smiling laughing heads were made by Shari.

    To see what others are posting for theme day around the world click HERE

    making the rounds

    picking up the empty kegs at the pubs

    Friday, April 27, 2018

    Wednesday, April 25, 2018


    one of the main roads leading in to Ardara.  Ardara, pronounced "Ardra", is about 120 km southwest of Moville. 

    Located at the bottom of the hill is the John Doherty statue.  He was born in Ardara in 1900. 

    Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    the market

    Leghowney Country Market is located in  the Leghowney Community Hall which is not far from Donegal Town.  Every other Saturday the market is held and members sell their crafts, produce and baked goods.  The food they serve is all from the local area.  On their menu, they have a five mile fry which everything is within five miles locally. 

    the Irish Famine Pot

    those two loaves that you see are inflatable.  Hard to believe, they looked so real. :)

    the tea man was hard to focus, he was always moving refilling tea mugs.