PULL UP A SEAT PHOTO CHALLENGE 2021: #25

A PHOTO CHALLENGE OF PLACES WE SIT…OR MIGHT SIT…OR ART ABOUT SITTING In 1170, Richard de Clare, Earl of Striguil – better known as Strongbow – arrived in Ireland with an army of Anglo-Norman knights and mercenaries. He was here to help the ousted King of Leinster – Dermot McMurrough – regain his kingdom. In […]

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A Date in the Irish Calendar – Waterford Walls

Since 2015,  the city of Waterford has hosted an international art festival – Waterford Walls – every August.  The original aim was to brighten up and rejuvenate old buildings and lesser visited parts of town.  Both national and international artists paint walls belonging to local residents and businesses with their own designs. Owners are usually so […]

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An Irish Postcard – Saturday morning on Tramore Beach

We took ourselves off to Waterford City on Saturday morning to seek out the Street Art Festival but,  with promises of a bit of sunshine and no rain,  we drove on another 13km to Tramore Strand. Well named,  Tramore literally means Big Strand.   Stretching around the bay for 5 kms,  the beach is one of […]

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