Tag Archives: Blackthorn

Wildlife Wednesday

Saturday gone by, spring made a brief appearance again. Just long enough for a few of the snow survivors to make an equally brief appearance. This lad was hard at work… finding what little feed there was. Blackthorn blossoms offer … Continue reading

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Wild Fruit Wednesday

Hedgerows for an important part of the ecology and landscape in Ireland. The typical hedgerow plants host many different birds and insects. Also, some of the wild-fruits are more than useful to man. At this time of the year the … Continue reading

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Four Down… Part Two

OK… let’s get back to year two of the blog. The day I completed year one I mentioned to the good lady that that’s me… challenge completed. Done! As is her inimitable way… she simply suggested that I could be … Continue reading

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HBA Visits Kilcock (and Surrounds)

Before I get going with today’s post I want to thank all the folk who’ve clicked the ‘like’ and ‘follow’ options in the last while. I’ve tried to reply to all comments but as my time is so limited I … Continue reading

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An Afternoon’s Outing…

The article below is the latest submitted to the local quarterly. It is also the first bit of work I earned something for!! A very handy Christmas hamper… now, should I say I’ve arrived as a writer?? Have a look-see… and enjoy!! … Continue reading

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Rowing the Green and Silver for the Irish Hospice Foundation

Do you occasionally get that feeling that you were meant to be at a certain place at a specific point in time? Yes… I do. When I met a certain Mr McDonnell on Sunday afternoon the feeling was reaffirmed. I … Continue reading

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The Last Ramble of 2011

I’ve been promising to get the last 2011 posts out of the way. Our final Rambler experience for 2011 must surely rank as one of the most memorable Royal Canal boating days. We got the invite a few weeks after our … Continue reading

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Merry Monday – Santi Visits Kilcock

I was in the village last Wednesday when rumours stared circulating of a special event in the making… soon the rumours were confirmed on the dreaded book-face… Santi was routing via Kilcock… to switch on the seasonal Christmas lights. We set … Continue reading

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