The Ruins of Old Mellifont Abbey

Nechtan,  the King of Leinster,  ruled over vast tracts of land.   On this land was the ancient Well of Segais which was surrounded by nine sacred hazel trees of wisdom.   Anyone who ate the hazelnuts that fell into the well,  or drank its water,  would be granted knowledge and a poetic tongue.  No one but […]

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Silent Sunday

  Muckross Head,  County Donegal,  Ireland  

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Sculpture Saturday

  This weekly challenge is hosted by Mind over Memory   I came across these tree sculptures in the grounds of Kinnitty Castle,  County Offaly (Ireland).   The castle is now a hotel and the sculptor is none other than one of the chefs!  Hungarian Sandor Nagy developed his carving skills in Asia before coming to Ireland. […]

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Silent Sunday

  (A February morning,  Boathouse,  Castle Leslie,  County Monaghan,  Ireland)

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♫ If you go down to the woods today…..♪♪

….you’re sure of a big surprise…♫ Welcome to Rathmichael Wood which,  I’m lucky to say,  is (just about!) within my 2km radius exercise limit.   This is a great place –  nice walks,  wonderful views and a few ancient treasures thrown in for good luck! The wood is located in south County Dublin,  less than 20km […]

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