Glorious Glencar

Another night of insomnia so I decided to get up in the end instead of sitting in bed thinking of what ifs and what might have beens. I left the house in the dark at around 5am and headed to Glencar. I've always wanted to do the bog road walk up to the mountain so... Continue Reading →

These wings were meant to fly

Following on from my 'Learning to Fly' blog post I have more photos to share with you from my visit to the Sligo Aero Club. The plane above is a 1941 Piper Cub J3 it's in beautiful condition and looks exactly as it would have done when it left the factory all those years ago. ... Continue Reading →

Samhain Sunrise at Carrowmore

I must have taken leave of my senses this morning when I got up at 6am to head to Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery to see the sunrise.  It was part of the Sligo Samhain Festival and there was a great turn out for the event, we got to hear all about Carrowmore and even got a... Continue Reading →

Green Fort

I had a lovely morning at Green Fort as part of the Open Doors series of tours of 'hidden' Sligo.  It's a wonderful place with stunning views..very much hidden as I hadn't heard about it before. There was a great turn out for the talk and tour. Fiona Gallagher who wrote 'The Streets of Sligo' gave... Continue Reading →

Art and mountains

I went to my first art class today. It's something I've always wanted to try and I really enjoyed...even though my photography skills are way better than my art skills. It's safe to say Picasso has nothing to worry about. The people are very friendly and the teacher is great at explaining things. I'm looking... Continue Reading →

Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery

On Thursday I went to Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery. It's somewhere I've been meaning to go for ages but never got around to it. This is the largest cemetery of megalithic tombs in Ireland and is also among the country's oldest, with monuments ranging from five and a half thousand to six and a half thousand... Continue Reading →

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