Tuesday, March 20, 2018

fire starter

the kid had some small branches and was trying to get a fire going.  I guess dad was just supervising if that was his dad.  I don't know if a fire is allowed but I never seen a sign saying no fires permitted.  It's the first one I saw here near the shore walk.

Monday, March 19, 2018

the green flag

means that this school is a participant of the Green School program.  Green-Schools is Ireland’s leading environmental management and education program for schools.
Promoting long-term, whole-school action for the environment Green-Schools is a student-led program with involvement from the wider community. The program is operated and co-ordinated by the Environmental Education Unit of An Taisce (The National Trust for Ireland).

Sunday, March 18, 2018

the parade

commenced and there was no rain just cold temps and wind.  Behind the people were trucks with bunting, fire engines, ambulances and a few tractors, all with ads for their services.   The people walking looked cold but everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves.  Another fun small community event, well done by everyone.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

window displays for St. Patrick's Day

Winter might be returning this weekend and could rain, sleet or snow on our parade plus it’s going to be cold.  There will be vendors and music down in Market Square but like last year they didn’t do very well because it rained pretty steadily all day.  The pubs will do fine, they always do. :)

Thursday, March 15, 2018

say hello

to the friendly sheep.  I give thanks to the sheep for all my wool hats that Shari has made for me through the years.  They keep the head nice and warm. :)

here's a few hats that the sheep provided the wool for.  The blue one is still in process.  I'd have to say I'm lucky to have a partner that is talented in creating.  Thank you Shari.

Monday, March 12, 2018

sign post removal

last week they took the sign posts away, one was leaning and the other was cracked.  Best to be safe!

Saturday, March 10, 2018

I see you

When you walk pass this street, this dog always barks and sticks his head out to look at you.  He has an older partner but he doesn't get up, he lets his friend do all the barking.

linking to saturday's critters

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

and the sign asked

people to rate their toilet facilities.  I saw this when I was in Sligo's train station.  Never seen anything like this before or since.   Just press a button on your way out and register your opinion.  Yes, I was happy :)

to see other signs from around the world click here

Sunday, March 4, 2018

milk crisis

The President of the Irish Farmers Association says dairy farms are facing a crisis due to the current weather conditions.  A rising number of farmers throughout the country are at risk of large financial losses as their milk cannot be collected due to snow and ice on roads.  Consumers could be impacted as farmers may be forced to dispose of stored milk if it is not collected urgently.  Hopefully the crisis can diverted asap.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

waiting for some sun

this poor plant could use a little sunshine just like the rest of us.  The icy footpath melted a little today but not a lot of people outside.  It has been  quiet except for the howling wind. 

Friday, March 2, 2018

the beast

of the east as it is known here has dropped his calling card.  Starting snowing last night (Wed), everything is closed and the entire country is on a red status warning.  No buses, trains, planes, nothing!  Emma visits us tomorrow with more snow, high gale winds and freezing temps.  It's crazy weather time.

the truck was backing down this steep driveway and was sliding a bit but he made it.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

the morning star

The "Morning Star" sculpture
Resembling a sail-boat on the crest of a wave, it is located at the roundabout along the N15, to the north side of the town. 

HEART Project, Morning Star, 2008
H.E.A.R.T. stands for Heritage, Environment, Art and Rural Tourism. It is a cross-border initiative managed jointly by Strabane District Council and Donegal County Council.
The sculpture is of a ‘landmark’ scale, 6.5 meters in height, it is made up of a number of forms, such as the flowing ‘water line’ which makes reference to the Assaroe Falls and River Erne. The Boat form which makes reference to the Mall Port, is elevated above the waterline and is positioned to look out towards the Atlantic ocean. The sculpture is located on the Allingham roundabout near Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal.

The artwork celebrates the area’s rich industrial/social history and culture. The Mall Quay, Ballyshannon’s port with reference to its shipping heritage, was the first port in Ireland to import coal. It also was a port of departure for immigrants fleeing the famine. The ancient title of the River Erne ‘Morning Star’, its listing in the Annals of the four masters, the first settlers in Ireland on Inis Saimer, the demise of the Abbey Assaroe with particular reference to the name Port na Morrav, the solemn funeral procession being broken by the sound of the abbey bell, the loss of the Falls of Assaroe, rhythmic flowing movement, were other influences which shaped the work.

Info courtesy of dccpa (donegal county council public art)

Saturday, February 24, 2018

the bird with the orange beak

this wee bird is on a mission for something to eat.  He kept putting his beak in the sand then continued to march forward.  I never seen this bird before so I have no idea what it is.  I'm sure that somebody will know.

linking to saturday's critters

Friday, February 23, 2018

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

take it away

this skip was put there for a house that is being worked on and it's full.  If it's not picked up when it's full,  people will toss their trash in it until it overflows.  Most come at night to drop off their trash and bigger items such as mattresses or broken furniture,  The bottom line is they don't want to pay for trash removal but don't mind when someone else foots the bill.   In some remote areas this is a big problem with people creating dumping sites.  The other day it was mentioned that they are going to have drones fly over these areas to try and catch the people who are doing it.