Mid-September Morning

I love this time of year, especially when it’s a nice day. This morning was just beautiful, I woke up early as the sun was rising and the intention was to go to the gym. As I was driving there and saw the mist on the fields I just couldn’t bring myself to be indoors […]

Amazing Achill

I haven’t been to Achill Island in years and the last time I went my hard drive crashed soon after and I lost my photos, my fault as I should have backed them up. I was long overdue a visit back so I headed off bright and early. The light was just as I like […]

Sheep, Solitude, Sligo

I get itchy feet a lot, as you may have noticed. We live in the shadow of the Ox Mountain range so going right off the beaten track is very easy to do. Sometimes all I want is to be by myself in the middle of nowhere. When I say by myself I mean me […]

Remembering the Letterfrack Boys

I was in Connemara yesterday and I took a walk around the grounds of GMIT Letterfrack. I found the Letterfrack Industrial School graveyard.  Under the Industrial Schools Act (1888) the purpose of these schools was to ‘care for neglected, orphaned and abandoned children.’ The school opened its doors on 12th October 1887 under the management […]

water and woods

Milltown Woods, Lurganboy, Leitrim

The River Bonet runs through these woods and it’s just so peaceful walking around there, listening to the water rushing and the birds singing. There are several walkways, some uphill where you see bluebells and some fairly flat so suitable for all levels of fitness. In among the bluebells I saw a white one, it’s […]

Bluebells flowers stairs

O’Rourke’s Table, Leitrim

I was looking for bluebells this week and I saw a post on a friend’s Facebook page of a beautiful stairway surrounded by bluebells. I had to go and see this place for myself. It was the walk to O’Rourke’s Table. Google maps took me to the wrong place, so after ending up halfway up […]