Back on the Road – its time to embrace that Staycation!

I’m over the ‘well if I’m not travelling to some exotic destination abroad then I’m not going anywhere’ sulk and am so looking forward to heading off tomorrow.   I wasn’t really in a position to complain anyway as I’ve been luckier than most,  having been abroad twice in 2020 as well as enjoying a minibreak […]

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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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♫ 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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Decoding an Irish Signpost! – Our Placenames explained.

  The beauty of an Irish place name is that it usually describes something.   Back in a time when we were pretty much left to ourselves,  local landmarks like rivers,  hills,  forts,  and so on,   were used to provide reference points.   Every single field,   rocky outcrop  or bend in a stream was named locally for […]

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