31 October, 2020

saturday critters

I believe these are white turkeys which I have never seen before, they were just walking around.  Looks like they were following the leader.:)

linking to Eileen's viewingnaturewitheileen

29 October, 2020

recycled frosty

saw him up at the recycle station the last time I was up there.  He's a little early but I'm sure he'll hang around. :)

28 October, 2020


In Ireland, a television licence is required for any address at which there is a television set. Since 2016, the annual licence fee is €160. Revenue is collected by An Post, the Irish postal service. The bulk of the fee is used to fund Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ), the state broadcaster.  Lately there is talk about modifying the licence to cover other devices like your computer.  We don't have a tv so we don't require a licence.

to see more signs, visit Tom the backroadstraveller

27 October, 2020


the red car caught my eye when I was walking by Dungloe Lough a couple of weeks ago.  

26 October, 2020

wet days ahead

another rainy day with  the remnants of Hurricane Epsilon heading our way.  It is expected on Tuesday night, bringing strong winds and rain, but the full force of it will hit on Wednesday.  When it rains it pours.  Our trees are slow showing their colours but after the storm this tree might have no leaves left on it.

25 October, 2020

Sweeney's Hotel

was built in the 1850s.  Its founder. Johndie Sweeney, died in 1909 aged 100. His family played an important part in the history of Dungloe, in the Land League and the later struggles for independence, as well as being successful in a range of businesses. 
Info courtesy of the Dungloe Heritage Trail brochure.

The hotel was sold recently and is in the process of being renovated.  Earlier this year, the windows were replaced with new ones.  They just started working on the hotel recently putting up the scaffolding and screening.

yesterday I received a nice surprise package in the mail from a blogger friend.  It was nice of her to send this.   A bookmark with different language spellings for the word book, a postcard of her town, a writing pen, a coaster with the Brunswick Lion, the best-known landmark in the German city of Braunschweig (Brunswick) and a good luck litte pig.  Very nice indeed! :)  Thanks Iris.

24 October, 2020

saturday critters-from the archives

Fairbanks, Alaska 11/1999 

our dogs were barking so I went outside to see what they were barking at.  I saw the moose and it saw me.  Went back in the house and grabbed my camera.  I believe I was using Fuji film but at the time.

there was another one checking out the branch probably for something to eat.  The cabin behind him was a sauna that we had.  The photo was taken from my bedroom window.

here they are almost to the end of our driveway.  I remember I had to go somewhere but had to wait about 15 minutes until I could leave

to see other critters from around the globe, click here

22 October, 2020

working worms

saw this van when I was in Donegal Town a couple of months ago.  It reminded me of when we used to compost with worms for our garden. 

17 October, 2020

16 October, 2020


chapel road early one morning

to see other skies from around the globe, click here

15 October, 2020

14 October, 2020

signs 2

These machines are placed in some towns and there are traffic wardens who patrol looking at the tickets displayed.  If you don't have one or if the time has expired, you get a ticket.  This machine is one of many in Donegal Town.  Dungloe doesn't have any.

visit Tom to see more signs from around the globe

13 October, 2020


Yamaha Faser motorcycles seen in Donegal Town last month.  

saw this unidentified bike in Dungloe last week

12 October, 2020

flowers on main st

here are some flowers to brighten up your Monday.  They're still looking good even though we got lots of rain and cool temps lately.  I took these photos four days ago.

these were seen on Carnmore Road just down the road a bit from main street

10 October, 2020

saturday critters

walking home Thursday, this guy became unhinged when I was passing the his driveway.  He's got to protect his turf, you know. and I understood. :)

all of the commotion brought the neighbor's dogs to the scene and of course they had to have a meet and greet session.

as I continued walking, I glanced back and they were watching to make sure I was on my way.  The big dog had aready left heading back to his yard which was next door.

to see more critters from around the globe, stop by and visit Eileen

09 October, 2020


hauling dirt from a construction site.

to see other skies from around the globe, click here

07 October, 2020

signs 2

you can catch Jack's fresh fish on Thursdays on main street. 

 He gets there early to setup his truck display

to see other signs from around the globe, click here

05 October, 2020

unwanted bikes

people who have unwanted bikes at home are being urged to donate them to the Schools Bikes for Africa Project, which will see suitable bikes be given to school children in Africa.  I saw this request along with the bike up at the recycling place last week when I was there.  I think it is a wonderful project.

04 October, 2020

03 October, 2020

saturday critters

the tide was receding and these three ducks are swimming away to look for food.

this one decides to fly away

and this one is staying right there

to see other critters from around the globe, click here

02 October, 2020


photo taken this past Wednesday at 19:04

to see other skies from around the globe, click here

01 October, 2020

CDP Theme October.. Covid-19

this is Dungloe's response to Covid-19.  The businesses have placed the necessary requirements in their stores and on their windows.  This charity shop closed down again last Friday due to the new government restrictions on Donegal.  Numbers of virus infections are increasing and the restriction are inforced until Oct 16th.

Other places like the school below have placed this sign up.

Cope's grocery store has placed a sanitize station inside the entrance door

notices placed down at the pier, one is in English, the other in Irish

another notice can be seen at the entrance to the river walk

this was seen on the back of the sign in the previous photo
"corona bad"

one result of  disposable masks is they end up as litter.  This was seen on the river walk.  Thankfully, they have volunteers here in town that make up a litter patrol.  It's sad that a community needs something like that but also it is greatly appreciated

to see other responses to covid-19 from around the globe, click here