30 November, 2020


from the archives 2015
a backroad in Ballinrobe that I came across when walking.

27 November, 2020

cope shopping centre

The Cope, or the Templecrone Agricultural Co-operative Society is a co-operative retail chain indigenous to The Rosses area of County Donegal in Ireland. Founded in 1906, it has a number of normal supermarkets as well as a full department store, a builders merchants and an agricultural division.
The name comes from the inability of one of the founder shareholders to say Co-Op - as he could pronounce Cope, the name The Cope was adopted.

25 November, 2020


Never heard of the group before so I looked it up and below is the info I found.  I guess there are lots of Elvis fans everywhere. :)

Elvis Donegal Club:  formed six years ago by a Dungloe woman following a visit to Graceland, the fan forum has exploded in popularity. Today it has over 400 members and has raised over €20,000 for various charities.  Info courtesy of Donegal News.

linking up with Tom the backroadstraveller

23 November, 2020

new covering

 for the dungloe service station.  You can see the old one being removed here back in August.

19 November, 2020

running out of time

these were in someone's front garden.  They are sheltered being surrounded by all the greenery but it's getting colder and raining frequently so time will tell if these bloom full cycle.

these hydrangeas are faded and falling fast.  They are in the same front garden as the top ones.

17 November, 2020


the old roof was taken off about two weeks ago and now they are starting to build a new one.  Tons of work on the building, it will take a very long time.  It was raining and windy for those workers all day yesterday.  
The Christmas lights were installed around town the other night.

16 November, 2020

mural-ish monday

a bus window shot  I took the last time I was on a bus back in Sept.  It looks like he is standing on top of the sign but he is actually on the side of the house.
Guinness Toucan
The Guinness toucan was developed for an advertising campaign by John Gilroy in the 1930s. ... A colorful toucan smiles serenely with one or two pints of the black stuff balanced easily on its giant beak. This iconic vintage Guinness poster decorates the walls of Irish pubs and homes of beer lovers worldwide.

linking up with Sami's colourfulworld

14 November, 2020

11 November, 2020


a van I saw yesterday in the Aldi parking lot.  Nice website too Unique Ascent

to see other signs visit Tom's backroadstraveller

09 November, 2020

the triskle heads

by Brendan McGloin.  Three heads carved in one block of Limestone set upon a sandstone column with a capping stone between, reading the names of the three masters in Gaelic. The figure represents the Fourth master, Michael Cleary , a monk whom though of the idea to cronical the history of Ireland and brought together the three other men to research and compile the Annals of the Four Masters.
Triskle Heads, 2002
The Triskle Heads are 2 meters x 5 meters in size, carved from a single block of granite and rests upon a plinth made up of four sandstone blocks which represent the annals and is located in front of the Bundoran Library, Bundoran, Co. Donegal.
Info courtesy of Donegal County Council Public Art (DCCPA)

05 November, 2020

tear it down

 there was a notice atttached in the front of the property (see below) saying this house will be torn down.  It's sad because it is still in good shape.

01 November, 2020

CDP theme day - Kindness

Community is about reaching out with compassion, staying connected and sending love to each other. That’s why at An Post, you can now send love to communities living in care homes across Ireland with free postage.  From October 19th 2020, it will be free for customers to send mail to residents in Care Facilities across Ireland until January 31st 2021.  Info courtesy of An Post

 to see other themes on kindness,  follow this link