11 August 2011

Counterbalancing

In Ireland, I snapped over two hundred pictures, mostly for the Geograph online mapping project. To counterbalance the hurt caused by the horrendous rioting that hit a small number of urban neighbourhoods in this green and pleasant land, I give you six of my most recent pictures from The Emerald Isle:-
Rural scene near Kilfenora, County Clare

Convent of Mercy in Cappamore, County Limerick

Glen of Aherlow in County Tipperary

Cait - Paul's granddaughter

Abandoned cottage near Kilfenora

The Lickeen Lough, County Clare

11 comments:

  1. I loved living in Ireland. Seeing those photos reminds me that I would like to go back and visit some day.

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  2. Green places are my favorite.

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  3. What lovely photos and what a good idea....truly a fabulous place.

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  4. Ahhhh yes, I was last in Ireland in 1983 though I recently visited Northern Ireland and absolutely loved it. Time to go back - - lovely photos, thank you!

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  5. beautifully taken YP

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  6. JENNY I must have forgotten that you lived there once. Where exactly?
    JAN B "favourite" is spelt with a "u"!
    LIBBY Though the techno-modern world has infected Ireland, the old Ireland is still very much present. It can feel so very peaceful and "real" there.
    DAPHNE The Glen of Aherlow was like a lovely secret world of fields and hedgerows and cottages and lanes. I wish I could have stayed there longer. So, yes. Do go back. You'll love it.
    JOHN GRAY Thank you. I try.

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  7. 1970-74, a year in Waterford and three in Dublin.

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  8. Lovely. I've missed seeing your photos in our local paper since you've been on your travels.

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  9. Love the first one with the cows.

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  10. YP "spelt" is some kind of weird wheat the ecofreaks eat.

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  11. LOIS TLC Eh? You have stripped away my disguise! I shall have to send "The Star" one or two more soon now get back to your nursing duties! Mr TLC may need a bed bath!
    STEVE OCCUPIED So, are you saying the other pictures are rubbish?
    JAN B Get back to your hula hula dancing dear!

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