31 October, 2018

cdp monthly theme - friend

a couple of pomeranian pups who are the best of friends
Frank (l) and Oliver (r)

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the bench plaque reads:  "In celebration of Rose Brennan's 100th birthday, 26 October 2007".
A beautiful view of the Moy River for anyone who sits at this bench.
The bench is located on the Riverside Walking path along the Moy River, Ballina, co. Mayo

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30 October, 2018

the coffee vine

a cute coffee shop entrance which I didn't enter.
tone street
ballina, co. mayo

28 October, 2018


baby salmon to the fish farm which is located over the hills in the background.  They have been doing this all week.

scooping up the baby salmon from the truck

heading to the fish farm which is located just past the hills

heading back for another load.  It takes about 10 minutes roundtrip

27 October, 2018

saturday critters

yesterday when we went to the grocery store we saw this nice dog who seemed to be searching for someone he recognized.  Maybe his owner was in the store.  I hope he found whoever he was looking for.

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26 October, 2018


Western Chieftain, Killybegs Harbour
Ship Type Fishing
Length × Breadth 45 X 10.52
Speed recorded (Max / Average) 13,80 / 12,40 knots
Flag Ireland (IE)

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24 October, 2018

22 October, 2018

jackie clarke collection

poster like advertising the exhibition of materials of the Easter Rising from the Jackie Clarke Collection
Jackie Clarke (1927-2000) was a Ballina business man and a genius collector of Irish historical material.  In 2005 his widow, Mrs Anne Clarke, gifted his collection to Mayo County Council for the people of Ballina, Mayo and Ireland

21 October, 2018

St. Muredach's Cathedral

is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Killala in Ireland. It is located on the bank of the River Moy in Ballina, County Mayo.  It opened in 1875.

20 October, 2018

saturday critters

the neighborhood watchers, dedicated professionals.

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18 October, 2018

ballina public art

Flow:  public art that can be seen on Pearse St., Ballina, Co. Mayo.
Artist - Joe Neeson
Official launch:  09June10

the original concept for ‘Flow’ was a celebration of the local salmon, acknowledging the town’s status as Salmon Capital of Ireland. The sculpture consists of two vertical forms based on the form of diving salmon. 
If interested, you can read more about it HERE

Instinct:  - cast bronze, cast glass, polished stainless steel & glass lens 2x1.2m
Located on the Ballina Riverside walk, Co Mayo
Artist - Rachel Joynthe
Official launch:  20April13

the artist’s concept for the sculpture suggests an enlarged egg and resembles a fishing float, referring to the town’s status of Salmon Capital of Ireland.

looking in the glass window, this is what I saw.  It has a kaleidoscope effect.

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17 October, 2018


seen in a window of a charity shop.

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16 October, 2018

river moy

River Moy, Ballina, Co Mayo last Tuesday

The river was once among the best salmon fisheries in Europe; however, in recent times, drift net fishing off the coast caused a huge decline in salmon numbers. (wikipedia)

the river running high

Ballina'a pedestrian bridge aka the The Salmon Weir Bridge

the upper bridge

the salmon weir

have a seat and enjoy the sounds of the river

14 October, 2018

storm callum

came through on Friday.  We had wind gusts of more than 110km/h (68 mph) and thousands of people lost power but we were lucky and didn't have any problems.  It was a lot calmer today just a some rain.

13 October, 2018

saturday critters

sheep grazing
unfortunately there was no info or sign for this castle.
sky road, clifden, co. galway 20/10/2016. 

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12 October, 2018

10 October, 2018

readers wanted

a new partnership with An Post, the nation’s postal services provider, has signed a three year headline sponsorship agreement with the Irish Book Awards, opening a new chapter in the history of one of Ireland’s most distinguished and popular literary events. 

09 October, 2018

the signs, they are a-changin'

Topaz was purchased by the Canadian convenience store group Alimentation Couche-Tard (ACT). Circle K is the global fuel and convenience brand of ACT.   This change doesn't affect the SuperValu grocery store just the petro station.  This change happened about three weeks ago.

 three days after I took the above photo, they changed the signage

the pile of old signage

the company that did the change

06 October, 2018

saturday critters

this donkey was very tired but curious.

I posted these two photos last year, don't know if you all saw them.  We were on a bus passing through Clonmany heading to Buncrana.  The bus driver stopped and we watched the show unfold.  Eventually the youngsters headed back to their momma. :)

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