Tag Archives: Co Meath

April A to Z – Z is for Zimmer!

Yes… in my world Z is for Zimmer! Not the metal frame type of zimmer… well, not just yet! OK, let me explain. When this blog was born it took on the name of Ouch My Back Hurts. There was … 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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Land Meets Water – Water Meets Land

This week Ailsa’s travel challenge really offers us  an opportunity to delve into the archives and show photos that we may have neglected. Land meets water. Ireland is surrounded by water and rainfall plays an important part in life here. … Continue reading

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Doing the Double!

I enjoy umbrella photos. I’ve often attempted to take snaps from beneath the umbrella while walking. You must get a bit of umbrella into the frame… for effect! A few weeks ago we took a stroll along the River Boyne … Continue reading

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Ruins and Rain

Yesterday I mentioned the ruins of Dunmoe Castle, on the north bank of the River Boyne, a few miles north of Navan in County Meath. The spring meadows looked the part… buttercup fields surrounded the high walls, taking the mind … Continue reading

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Spring Splendour!

I’ll continue with our Boyne Canal walk. About halfway back toward Navan town there’s a set of castles, one on the north bank of the river and one on the south bank. The north bank structure must have been an … Continue reading

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The Fly?

We dropped the lads outside Slane Castle on Saturday afternoon (for the Foo Fighters concert) and then we went off for a stroll along the River Boyne. Last September I’d discovered the walk, quite by accident, so while we were … Continue reading

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Four Down – Part Four

And so Ouch My Back Hurts entered its fourth year. Always evolving… always trying to expand and trying to find other things of interest. Yet again I found photos to show you and the odd idea to share. Now I’m … Continue reading

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