30 April, 2019

irish coast guard

out in the harbour.  I don't know what they are doing but could be conducting a practice exercise.

27 April, 2019

saturday critters

seen while walking along the Bower's Walk in Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo
photos taken 16/05/14

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26 April, 2019


a walk down the pier a couple of days ago.

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24 April, 2019


that the tourist season has begun. 
Saga Sapphire cruise ship,  the first of the season arrived yesterday with 600 tourists and 400 staff.  A couple of hundred more people and it would have doubled the population of Killybegs. 

tour buses are beginning to show up regularly now too. 

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23 April, 2019


of St. Catherine’s Old Church and burial ground.  The church dates back to the 12th century and is the oldest man-made structure in the Killybegs area.

22 April, 2019

20 April, 2019

saturday critters

Finn is ready for his walk, let's go people.

I know I saw something back there, really I did.

I want to go in to the store too, at least this wall allows me to keep him in view.

I'm exhausted and too tired to continue, let's head home.

Happy Easter from the Killybegs resident bunny.

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19 April, 2019


a homey wee cottage that I pass on my walks

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18 April, 2019

16 April, 2019


Letterkenny and Donegal's newest coffee house.  It opened this past December and the store will also implement the popular book swap system, customers can take a book away and all they have to do is leave a book.  We didn't stop by but the next visit we will be checking it out

15 April, 2019

monday mural - the butcher

couldn't find any info on this mural

seen on church lane
cathedral district
letterkenny, co. donegal

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14 April, 2019

13 April, 2019

saturday critters

critters I see on my walks

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12 April, 2019


Letterkenny Institute of Technology is the only college in Ireland with a Wind Turbine Training Tower.  It is located at the Wind Energy Centre in Killybegs.

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10 April, 2019


the welcoming sign to Oranmore Village, co. Galway.

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09 April, 2019

ATM machine madness

listening to the radio today a  news bulletin had the story of another ATM robbery in Northern Ireland.  In these cases the ATM machine itself was taken, ripped from the building.  The robbers are using a digger to accomplish their task.  They alao had a van with a hole in the roof to put the ATM in and drive away.  This was the eighth ATM robbery this year and it took only four minutes.  You would think someone would hear this noise in the early hours of the morning.
Not all ATM's are located outside the bank they belong to like this one in Killybegs.

You can see the story and video HERE (Courtesy of the RTE)

08 April, 2019

monday mural

As part of the 2017 Culture Night celebrations, Letterkenny Cathedral Quarter will be unveiling two murals of the former residents of No. 1 Church Lane - John and Gerard Crerand.
As the group celebrates these two well-known figures, they are calling on former paperboys and former learner drivers from the town first driving school "Letterkenny School of Motoring" to join them  The Cathedral Quarter would love to hear from anyone who has memories or stories.

Info courtesy of Donegal Now

John Crerand

Gerard Crecand

No. 1 Church Lane
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07 April, 2019

weekend reflections

Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) in Killybegs is reflected in the window.

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06 April, 2019

saturday critters

 seagulls and a couple of swans hanging out in the harbour

the next two photos are the same birds, different perspective

these swans are further down at the other end of the harbour

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05 April, 2019

butcher shops

there used to be three and now there's one.  This butcher passed away and his family ran it for a year or two.  They closed the shop at the end of last year.

04 April, 2019

seagull decoy

in the harbour.  I don't know why there would be a decoy, maybe it floated in on the tide.

03 April, 2019

weird weather

yesterday started out sunny, then the rain bucketed down, then topped off with some snow and hail.  Spring is confused.

02 April, 2019

river eske

is a river in the northwest of Ireland in County Donegal in Ulster, beginning at Lough Eske in southeast County Donegal before flowing mainly westwards to the town of Donegal and into the Atlantic via Donegal Bay. Donegal Town is the only major settlement through which it flows
Info courtesy of Wikipedia

01 April, 2019