A Date in the Irish Calendar – St. Patrick’s Day!

The powers that be are doing their very best to be upbeat today, on our biggest national festival. Instead of the usual craic on every main street in the country, they’ve put huge work and effort into a new six-day TV channel, St Patrick’s Festival TV (SPFTV). With a theme Dúisigh Éire! (Awaken Ireland!), Irish […]

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CHALLENGE YOUR CAMERA: #8 SPORT

Each week, Dr. B from Buddha Walks into a Wine Bar selects a single theme to point our cameras at or to encourage us to display a few photos from our collections. I certainly don’t present myself as a photographer but I’m happy to root through my photos and select the most passable!!! This week’s challenge is […]

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My Top 10 of Everything: Local Gems

This is VERY Local – even for me. This is my tribute to Covid and is specifically in honour of yesterday’s announcement from the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) that the 5km restrictions are continuing for at least another 6 weeks! 6 more weeks!! At Least!! I’m luckier than most – I’ve the sea in front of […]

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EMPTY

This week’s theme from Debbie for One Word Sunday is EMPTY This is PORT in West Donegal. Surrounded by ocean and heather clad hills, Port is known as the ‘Ghost Village’ or the ‘Deserted Village’. Believed to be the first maritime port in Donegal, it would once have been a thriving fishing hamlet. At some stage, the whole […]

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Out and about in Ireland’s Heartland – Cavan Burren Park

Once upon a time – as all the best stories go – Ireland was in the tropics!! No, not a fairy tale – and if you’ve a hard time believing it you should see the weather outside right now! So we start off in shallow tropical seas, throw in some shifting tectonic plates, add a […]

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