If you are wondering why I’ve been quiet I’m in Milan at the moment thanks to flights we won on Ireland West Trad. I’ll tell you all about it when I’m home.
A few weeks ago I went to the famine graveyard in Sligo. I couldn't get in as the gate was locked. I phoned Sligo County Council to see if they knew anything about why the gate was locked and was put through to the parks department. They had no idea why it was locked and no idea who I should contact.
The town of Boyle is launching a model railway. I think this is a brilliant idea, we are big fans of trains in this house. They need help though, especially in the areas of making the scenery, assembling buildings, bridges, general art & craft work.
This is a great opportunity to get involved with a fantastic new venture in Boyle. If you can get on board with this project and help them make tracks you can get in touch with them on Facebook or twitter.
The Launch of Boyle Model Railway will take place on Saturday May 25th at 2.30pm at TrojanIT on Elphin Street. With Joe Duffy (RTE) as part of the Local Heroes programme to be aired on June 12th. All welcome!
Just a very quick blog for today. It’s a day off the A to Z challenge. Today we headed to Carrick-on-Shannon to go to the car boot sale and have a look around. It stayed mostly dry while we were there which was nice.
Now the fun begins. Planing the journey. The only thing I knew about Milan was that it was in Italy!! We are flying in to Bergamo, I was thinking (for about two minutes) about hiring a car but after hearing about some of the drivers and thinking about driving on the other side of the road I think I’ll pass. Although it would have been great to see Venice, Switzerland and Lake Garda…..although we may do train trips if it’s not too expensive.
The Model Arts Centre,
The Mall, SLigo
Mar 16 Doors 7.30pm
Booking Tel. (071) 914 1405 www.themodel.ie/music
On March 16th Rackhouse Pilfer are set to launch their first album in The Model Arts Centre, in their hometown of Sligo!
It's been a busy and exciting year for the band and this album is another sign of the bands ongoing momentum. The night is open to the public and we would love to see y'all there!
The Next Informal Music Afternoon in The Model (Sunday 3rd March at 1 pm) will include some Baroque music (Telemann) trio sonata, and some classical music (a string trio by Pleyel and a two cello sonata by Myslivecek), but for the first time much of the music will have a traditional flavour – with Steve Wickham being joined by friends for some of his arrangements of O Carolan tunes, and especially with members of Celtic Flare performing, - Aine Martin, Nell Kelly and Hannah Kelly.
This was the sight I woke up to this morning….pretty special I think. I was walking the dog when I saw the moon. I had to go back home to get my camera as the phone camera didn’t do it justice. It makes up for the blue moon I didn’t see the other night because it was too cloudy. I did get the photo below the night before though.