Monday, May 27, 2019

Lough Mask

The trail that leads you to Lough Mask in Ballinrobe.  The gate is on a farmer's land and he gave us permission to cross his land and told us we would pass a few more gates but just make sure to close them after you go through.  We did and it took about an hour to get to the lake.

My wife and I are headed to Creeslough and Ards Forest Park to explore for the week so I won't be posting until June 1st .  Have a wonderful week!

Lough Mask

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Saturday, May 25, 2019

derelict house

located in a country setting and could use some help.  No signs or info on the house, hope someone will want to bring it back to a liveable condition.

Friday, May 24, 2019


the view of shore road last Monday.  It sure looked like rain was coming but it didn't.

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

the dummies

come out whenever there is a sale.  This one looks ready for adventure.

and this one lost his head. :)

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

population increase

Two cruise ships, the MS Astor with 620 passengers and 278 crew and the MS Cloud with 296 passengers and 185 crew sailed in to the harbour yesterday.  They got to enjoy the town and the nice weather we had.  It was a good day for their visit.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

a view

of Killybegs from Binroe.  One of the fish processing plants is on the right.

Monday, May 20, 2019


the last of the blades and turbines to the Oweninny wind farm development in north Mayo.  It took a few months to get them all there.  They started transporting them in Janusry.  The photos were taken on the 16th of May.

loaded and ready to go

Sunday, May 19, 2019

St. John's Church of Ireland

St. John's Church of Ireland Church
Chapel Lane, Killybegs

The church was built in 1829 and extended in 1859-1862.  You can read more about it here

Saturday, May 18, 2019

saturday critters

came across this beautiful chocolate labrador when on a walk in Ballinrobe a few years ago.  He was taking his owner for a walk and was really shy.  I tried talking to him but he wouldn't look at me so I had to settle for what I could get. :)

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Friday, May 17, 2019


sunrise view from my bedroom window this past Monday.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

signs - spring

rhododendrons can be seen blooming as you enter this driveway, a sure sign Spring is here.

a closer look at the rhododendrons

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Lough Head Bridge

a single-arch road bridge over Bungostee River, built c. 1770. Now out of use and overgrown with vegetation.  You can read more about it at the Buildings of Ireland website

Info courtesy of Buildings of Ireland

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Saturday, May 11, 2019

saturday critters

When I was walking pass this place, my eye caught something moving.  My first thought was, wow, those are two huge dogs, then I saw the horns.  We had a stare down and then the sheep decided to jump down to the footpath and go on their way.

well, are you coming or not?

calm down, I'm here right behind you.

let's go this way and lose that guy who's taking our photo.

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Friday, May 10, 2019

restricted area

when ships come with deliveries or a cruise ship comes to visit, the area beyond the fence is where they are met.  These days security is very tight.

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Sonny McSwine's

is having their sign adjusted.  It looks like a new paint job on the facade

this photo was taken two weeks later.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019


of a buiding that was vacant on main street.  It'll be interesting to see what it becomes.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

saturday critters

on our walk the other day, we came across these cute critters.

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Friday, May 3, 2019


yesterday down at the harbour

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

CDP theme day - Purple

a photo I took last year in front of the Killybegs Infomation Centre.

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