FALL IN LOVE WITH MAYO: # 5 – ACHILL ISLAND

‘I took my return ticket to London out of my pocket and tore it into small pieces and scattered it into the sea’. Paul Henry, circa 1911 Artist Paul Henry was to stay on Achill on and off for the next nine years, some of his most famous paintings depicting the island’s dramatic landscape and traditional […]

Read More

RAIN

This week’s theme from Debbie for One Word Sunday is RAIN A soft day, Thank God I’ve never really appreciated the Soft Day – that constant light drizzle that’s just miserable to be out and about in and that low mist that hangs on every bit of high ground. Not exactly something to be thankful for…. Then there’s […]

Read More

PULL UP A SEAT PHOTO CHALLENGE 2021: # 40

A PHOTO CHALLENGE OF PLACES WE SIT…OR MIGHT SIT…OR ART ABOUT SITTING This is for all you Father Ted fans!! The wonderful Dermot Morgan, one of our most beloved alternative comedians, made a career out of satirizing Irish politics and rose to international fame playing Father Ted – a priest with quite a weakness for […]

Read More

THE BEST OF COUNTY CORK – RING OF BEARA

I’ve romanticised the Beara Peninsula ever since watching Deirdre Purcell’s Falling for a Dancer with the gorgeous Liam Cunningham many years ago – for him I’d forsake the city and go live in the wilds!!! Whilst familiar with the major tourist sites at the ‘mainland’ end, I’d never ventured out along the peninsula itself – […]

Read More

CLOSED

This week’s theme from Debbie for One Word Sunday is CLOSED I love this piece – located in the market area of Ennis – a town in County Clare in the west of Ireland….. ….. the deal is CLOSED with a spit in the hand followed with a shake. The scene depicts two men finalising the sale of […]

Read More