Tag Archives: past

Capturing History

I have long been fascinated with the history of the Royal Canal. I’ve mentioned some time ago that the Royal Canal reached Kilcock, the village where we now live, before the 1820 Settlers arrived at the Eastern Cape coast where … Continue reading

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Home Truths!

There are days when one has to return home… to look at one’s immediate environment to find inspiration. Inspiration for what? Maybe just a few thoughts on gratitude. A few home truths. Yes, our little village has  quite a bit … Continue reading

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Stirrings of Progress!

I’ve been wanting to use this photo for quite a while. The last time I featured this building was as long ago as August 2012! Yes, then I took a few photos of a young French lady doing a graphic … Continue reading

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Red!

Don’t you just love vivid reds? No… not the types you used to get in the bad old USSR! Well… come to think of it… you may have got these there as well but they would have been substantially less … 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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Old-fashioned – Sails

Yesterday we took a drive down Dublin’s Quays. This beautiful lady was moored along one of the quays on the south side. You’ll have to agree… seeing such a special sight takes the mind back to those days of old-fashioned … Continue reading

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Old-fashioned… Values?

This week, Ailsa’s theme really got me thinking. Old fashioned. Simple… until you add one little word to the phrase… values. I grew up in an era when manners and etiquette still meant something. Seemingly most of these values are … Continue reading

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My Favourite Dublin Meeting Place – Part Two

Last Friday, I introduced you to Meeting Bookers, a Dublin start-up who are striving to help you book a place, anywhere in the world, for your important gathering. Before I go any further, if you want to keep track of … 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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