31 July, 2018

two doors

two different colours.  The tanks in the road are emptied and used for advertising bottled gas which can be purchased in the store next to this building.  Also, maybe they want to keep those parking spaces free for someone.  Donegal Town is a pay and display town but I didn't see any machines on this side street.  The spire, visible on the right, is the one I showed last week that is being restored.

28 July, 2018

saturday's critters

I saw these three on my walk yesterday.   They stopped eating, turned and watched and I took their photo.  They were very cooperative. :)

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26 July, 2018

the bank walk

in Donegal Town.  This 2.5 km walk  follows the west bank of the River Eske as it empties into Donegal Bay.  It's nice, shady and cool.  A great place to visit on a hot and humid day.  I had an hour to kill before heading back to Killybegs so I enjoyed a walk on the trail.

one of the fairies houses that children had placed in the nooks of trees, there are quite a few of them at the beginning.  I liked this one with the chair.

a view down the paved trail

a view of Donegal Bay from the trail

moss covered ground

a group of children on a field trip enjoying the trail

a post box that some people leave a note on their way out.  I wonder who collects the notes, maybe a fairy. :)

a list of flora and fauna that you can see on the trail

Saw the leaf on the way out, an appropriate ending for the day.

24 July, 2018

another way

to learn how to ride a bike.  The bike has a place for training wheels but I guess this method works too.

23 July, 2018

monday mural

found this mural in the back of a school.  I didn't have close access to it because the school is closed.  It looks like it was created by the students.  Taking the photo was a challenge because I had to put my hands through a fence and they barely fit but it worked out ok.

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22 July, 2018


the purple flowers are called fireweed but I don't  know what the yellow is called.  The greenhouse looks like it will be overcome by the tree that is growing there.

21 July, 2018

saturday critters

a solitary cow seen in the hills of Killybegs.  There was a goat too but it took off as soon as we were spotted.

a swan just enjoying the peace and quiet

gulls waiting for the arrival of the fish

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20 July, 2018

skywatch friday

A campaign has been launched to help renovate the tower and spire of a Church of Ireland church built in Donegal Town in 1828.  If you are interested you can read about it here.

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18 July, 2018

signs signs

vintage tea days are here and they're getting ready for the cruise ships coming in this month.  We had the MS Oriana today, the MS Queen Elizabeth comes in on Friday.

MS Oriana will visit Killybegs on Tuesday 17th July 2018 with 1800 passengers and 760 crew. This cruise ship will arrive at 09.00 and depart at 17.00. MS Oriana is one of the smallest cruise ships in the P&O Cruises fleet. Oriana elegantly combines classic design features such as teak decks and a tiered stern with delightful Art Deco touches. Exclusively for adults, she exudes refinement and luxury. Oriana’s signature features are a stunning atrium with a Tiffany glass ceiling and her panoramic Crow’s Nest bar.
Info courtesy of Killybegs Online

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17 July, 2018

donegal bay waterbus

this is a very popular tour for tourists who visit the area.  It lasts 75 minutes and you learn some of the history of the area, the Bluestack Mountains and Donegal Bays' many islands plus a visit to view the seal colony on Seal Island.   We haven't gone on the tour yet but will save that for another day.

16 July, 2018

music at the diamond

last Thursday we went to Donegal Town to pick up some library books.  Afterward, we came back to the Diamond to eat our lunch and there was some music playing.  It had a Native American sound to it and was a pleasure to hear while we ate our lunch.   What a wonderful surprise that turned out to be.

15 July, 2018

what I saw

This is the first electric car that I noticed being charged and this is the only charger in town according to the eCars charge point map.  The green lights are all lit up so I wonder if that means it is charging or if it's done.

hanging some new lights on one of the buildings. 

bridge street is always crowded with cars, not enough room to maneuver.

loads of hay heading out of town.

and the final view as I near home. 

14 July, 2018

Saturday Critters

when we lived in Ballinrobe and went to the local store, we passed this little horse in a field.  At the store we bought some carrots and gave him a few when we headed back home. 

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12 July, 2018

an old house

a friend told me that about sixty years ago a local man that he knew used to ride his bike to visit an elderly couple who lived here, they were in their nineties.  That's all I was told and so it's interesting to think how life was in the small house all those years ago.  I imagine after they died, the place sat uninhabited for all these years.

10 July, 2018

small cells of Killybegs

Killybegs in Irish is ‘Na Cealla Beaga’, meaning ’small cells’ which refers to the small cells built by monks who once lived in the area.  There is now a monument in the shape of little cells erected in a field at the entrance to the village (from the Donegal Town side) commemorating this piece of history.

Info courtesy of We Love Donegal website

the cells even have windows on the side

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07 July, 2018

06 July, 2018

skywatch friday

The heat wave still is going on.  Irish Water have introduced a hosepipe ban across the country.  It begins today and will last at least to the end of the month.  The ban prohibits people using their garden hose, with a few minor exceptions. People will not be allowed to use a hosepipe to water their garden or potted plants, wash their car or boat, or fill a paddling pool, pond, or water fountain.

People can still water their garden and plants using a watering can.

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