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 […]

Tiptoe through the Bluebells

I love Spring, the awakening of new growth, the longer days, the light making the leaves look luminous.   This year there seems to be an abundance of bluebells. I’m blessed to work quite near the most beautiful forest in Roscommon. It’s been such a pleasure to stop there and just wander for a while. […]

Irish sunset

A photo fundraiser

If you’ve ever wanted to buy a photo from me now is your chance. I recently heard of a fundraiser by Valerie Kennedy for her family who are really going through a tough time. Noel, Valerie’s husband, is very poorly at the moment and his wife is hoping to raise funds to make their home […]

They might be giants

The title is a nod to a band – bonus points if you can name one of their songs (which also happens to be one of my favourites). Anyway I’m off tangent already! Last week I had some time to kill and Claremorris was on my way to Ashford Castle so I went exploring.