Picture the scene, we're a year ahead and it's May 2024, a beautiful sunny day and below us the Baily Lighthouse and Dublin Bay with RTE, Ireland's national broadcaster on the other side. RTE are preparing to host Eurovision, after Ireland's 2023 entry, Hawaii by Public Image Ltd (PiL) fronted by John Lydon, won the famous music competition in May…
Major plans are afoot for Saint Stephen's Green, the shopping centre is due to be replaced and works are due to start soon for Metro North that will see a lot of major redevelopment. In 2019, Davy Group bought the famous and unique Saint Stephen's Green Shopping Centre pictured above. They have submitted plans for complete redevelopment of the site…
I wrote a few years ago about one of Ireland's most famous mariners, Admiral Brown, who was born in Foxford, County Mayo in 1777; pictured above is the statue in Dublin rather than Foxford. It has been almost 10 years since my last visit to Foxford, another journey to this scenic part of Ireland is overdue. Over many years, William…
Monday, 14 November 2022 15:46

Golden Colour on the Autumn Road, Ireland

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Bright golden autumn colour on one of Ireland's many back roads. While some Irish thoroughfares get all the attention, The Dark Hedges and Grafton Street being two prime examples, the country is accessible from a dense network of small back roads that, in many places, are incredibly scenic. Just colour here beside a small river, enough to make you want…
Monday, 24 October 2022 00:12

The Scenic Walk, Ireland

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Autumn sunlight and the scenery of a tree tunnel of yew. Ireland is full of scenic roadways, avenues of fine trees but some are more impressive than others. Obviously I am talking about the Dark Hedges in County Antrim, and yet as here above there are many other equally beautiful avenues to walk through in Ireland.
Saturday, 29 January 2022 21:46

Sunbeam Road, Colourful Winter in Ireland

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A fine afternoon sky from today in Ireland with rays of the sun . Sunbeams break through fast moving clouds as the sun edges past the hypotenuse of this nebulous triangle into clear blue sky for a short time. The hills and low mountains of Ireland, illuminated in places into the distance. After a fine scene of golden winter light…
Saturday, 08 January 2022 17:35

Sleet Across the Irish Countryside

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The little bit of snow we have had in recent days in Ireland has now gone, melted more by heavy rains than warming temperatures. Today saw some bright and sunny winter clear skies but also almost-night winter sleet and rain brought by thick, dark clouds. Here, in the image above this afternoon, a weather front spreads across the green Irish…
Friday, 03 December 2021 00:21

Landscape of Smoke and Fire, Ireland

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From a high vantage point in the drumlin country of County Armagh, I spotted a large plume of smoke heading into the atmosphere. At first I thought it must be an industrial unit on fire, because of the sheer volume; this was no chimney fire. As I descended to lower ground, I could see that it was coming from the…
Sunset in the mountains, Ireland, the sun goes down. Valley lakes reflect the last of this day's light as the sun edges towards our apparent horizon on the mountain ridge; glints of brightness in the dark from quartzite rocks. Thin Lizzy's haunting final single The Sun Goes Down is about more than this quotidian natural event, yet as one of…
Tuesday, 02 November 2021 00:11

Autumn Colour in Ireland

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Autumn is well and truly here in Ireland. We have now passed the autumn equinox by around six weeks, with six weeks to go to the shortest day of the year. Temperatures are dropping along with the shortening day length, but we do have clear blue skies this week. Autumn is a time of colour of course, so woodlands and…
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