30 November, 2019

saturday critters

now it's your turn.

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28 November, 2019

27 November, 2019


the sign caught my eye and made me laugh :)

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26 November, 2019

gallagher bros. building

donegal road, killybegs.  The blue roof of the processing plant, where all the seagulls hang out, is part of this operation.

22 November, 2019


The gulls are waiting for the arrival of fish at the processing plant.

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20 November, 2019


an ad for Kevin the Carrot from Aldi.  I guess he's a star and this is the third year for his ad.  Kevin's story began in 2017.   Click HERE to see the latest installment, (the video is about a minute).

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19 November, 2019

good news

some €14.7million will be invested in Killybegs harbour in the coming year under Project Ireland 2040.  It will help to fund a 120m quay extension at Smooth Point – a significant development for the north west coast and a big boost for the county.
Info courtesy of killybegsonline

18 November, 2019

a paint update

Ballybookies is no longer in the green and yellow building.  It is now vacant and getting a new paint job.  We happen to pass it one moring last week.

then on our way back in the afternoon, the painter was almost done

here's what it looks like a few days later.  Even the building on the left got an update too.

17 November, 2019

crazy intersection

Even when it is safe to cross the road there are cars who just continue driving in the intersection to beat the light.  There are three sets of lights so you better pay attention. 
Photos taken in Letterkenny last week.

16 November, 2019

saturday critters

Ollie the Bactrian Camel, the famous camel of Ferrisburg, Vermont.
I've been going through some of my old photos and came across Ollie,  I thought it would be a great one to share on Saturday Critters.
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Photo taken: Sept 2009

15 November, 2019


Thursday's line-up down at the pier

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13 November, 2019


A poster ad for a Henry Girls concert.  We had other plans so we didn't attend.  I included a clip of them singing so you can hear a sample.  They are very popular in Donegal.

The Henry Girls are an Irish folk and roots music group. The band consists of three sisters: Karen, Lorna and Joleen McLaughlin. All three have studied music and are multi-instrumentalist, utilizing fiddles, ukulele, banjo, guitar, harp, mandolin, piano, and accordion.  The Henry Girls often sing in harmony and their sound has been described as a mix of traditional Irish folk music and Americana.  The McLaughlin sisters are from Malin in Inishowen, County Donegal, in Ulster, Ireland. They formed the band over 10 years ago and named the band after their grandfather.
Info courtesy of Wikipedia
You can sample more of their music at their website The Henry Girls 

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12 November, 2019

construction work

lots of work going on in Letterkenny, they can add this to the work load.

further down the road this man is working on putting a new footpath down

and down by the library you have this scene so there's lots of work going on.  That's the library's door on the right.

11 November, 2019

monday mural

saw this mural like painting ad as the bus was passing by the building.

linking up with Sami's Colourfulworld

10 November, 2019

the road

on the right leads to the old St. Cathrine Church ruins and graveyard which I posted back in Sept.

09 November, 2019

saturday critters

The birds are watching from the wall as the sheep munch away..

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06 November, 2019


putting up a Christmas greeting sign yesterday at Letterkenny Shopping Centre

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04 November, 2019

monday mural

A guy who was passing through the area when we were photographing this mural  shared the history depicted in the mural.  He said that in the past, before they built the stairs and stuff along the river, guys would go out with their nets four times a day to catch salmon. It would then be brought out at a hut at the edge of the river. The mural depicts such a scene.

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03 November, 2019

solar street bins

Killybegs just got two new solar street bins placed in town last week, these are compacting bins.  The first one is in front of the bank on Main St.  We first saw these when were in Ballina.  I guess you could call them smart bins. :)

the second one is down in the center of town at the Diamond

02 November, 2019

saturday critters

This little tough guy heard us talking as we approached his territory and he was very concerned.

then he had to make sure we were continuing on our way :)

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