Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Ruins of Grey Abbey, Kildare


Last week, we made a quick visit to Kildare, west of Dublin and I had just enough time to stop and take some pictures of the ruins of Grey Abbey, so called because of the grey robes worn by monks who lived here in the 16th century.

It now is the playground of crows... you might spot a few...






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Saturday, 22 April 2017

Growing old Gracefully


Continuing from yesterday's post, taken two weeks ago at Oxford Island Lough Neagh.  These maturing young swans were so graceful and elegant.



This is the hide at Oxford Island, but was not opened the day we visited.


Many commented on yesterday's photo of the stainless steel waves on the shore and I cannot find any other info but they are not perhaps as dangerous as they seem as the edges are not sharp at all.

This is my daughter investigating them...


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Friday, 21 April 2017

Weekend Willy Nilly & Reflection


Sharing a few of the sights at Lough Neagh two weeks ago.  It was almost like summer!



Oxford Island


Kinnego Marina


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Thursday, 20 April 2017

Spring lambs


I've been trying to photograph the new lambs near us but they've always been too far away.

Yesterday on our walk, we were able to watch them frolic through the fence, though they did spy us!

I love how patient this mother ewe is as her boisterous offspring and friends climb all over her!


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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Ards Maltings


Situated along the northern part of Strangford Lough Newtownards, this was a barley malting set up, supplying breweries, including Guinness.



Newly married couple were having photos taken there!  This was the wedding limousine.


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Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Scrabo Tower


Scrabo Tower sits proudly on a rocky hill overlooking Strangford Lough and the town of Newtownards.  It was completed in 1857 in memory of the 3rd Marquis of Londonderry and designed by Charles Lanyon, the same architect of Queen's University Belfast.


The tower ended up being smaller than originally planned due to spiralling building costs.

Below is the view towards Belfast, in the middle of the photo, and a golf course is directly below the tower.


This is the wonderful view over Strangford and Newtownards, the airstrip just visible.

The inscription to the 3rd Marquis


The view across Strangford Lough towards Scrabo
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Monday, 17 April 2017

Monday Mural


Just last week I came across this mural in Lisburn in front of a derelict building.  I can only assume it is part of the work of young artists from the 'R Space' Gallery beside this mural.


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