Tag Archives: Co Kildare

History

History is relative. Yes… if you’re from a “new world country” then your perception of history, as based on western norms, could be slightly skewed. I often have to remind myself, especially when walking along the canals, that living in … Continue reading

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Travel Tuesday – White Rhino’s in Ireland!

The other day… a 25 minute drive took us well over an hour. As is usually the case when one sits in a long queue that would move faster in reverse than going forward, boredom sets in. Boredom and mischief… … Continue reading

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Earth

Spring. When the earth comes to life. When man puts in extra effort to harvest an early crop. When hard work, rain and sunshine turn the seeds in the earth into crops. When the earth is painted with the vivid … Continue reading

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Admiration!

Admiration – noun ( modified i-net definition) Respect and warm approval. something regarded as impressive or worthy of respect. “her house was the admiration of everyone” pleasurable contemplation. “they were lost in admiration of the scenery” Pleasurable contemplation. That, for … Continue reading

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April A to Z – Kilcock and Kildare

Before the April A to Z began I was doing my own Dublin A to Z which I have to continue when May rolls around again. I cheated a little then by featuring Kilcock because it’s “our” village. It’s in … Continue reading

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Half Light

The light in Ireland is often great for photography or art. Soft light at these latitudes. But… as Ireland is also a tad wet most of the time I’m often heard humming the Johnny Nash classic… I can see clearly … Continue reading

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Happy St Patrick’s Day!

Ah well, no fine! I’m wishing you a happy St Patrick’s Day. Yep, even if you find yourself at the opposite side of the world I hope you have a great Paddy’s Day! In the last number of years buildings … Continue reading

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Dublin Alphabet – K for Kilcock?

OK… I’m taking serious liberties here. Kilcock is actually situated in Co Kildare… and Co Meath. But, and here’s my justification, it’s our home town… and it’s a dorm town along the commuter belt to Dublin. Does that justify it’s … Continue reading

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