Category Archives: Nature

“This land is your land and this land is my land, sure . . . but the world is run by those that never listen to music anyways”. Bob Dylan

i blew into Dublin in the early naughties a very green boy and throughout the years, here in our centralised capital i’ve seen enough to help me make the climb to the heights of Firhouse, an area of southwest Dubh … Continue reading

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“get UP! get OUT! get into something new!”

on Friday evening we left east Dublin and travelled south to county Limerick in our battered BMW. moo moo drove and i sat drinking cans of Danish green in the disordered back, where Delaney drooled on the shoulder of my coat, … Continue reading

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“Country music, bonfires, lakes, and summer flings. I cannot wait ’til summer, i live for those things”

“babee, do yah wanna walk the mountain later this morning?” “nah, i wanna see the lake behind the BIG house, out by Nobber. whatz it cawled . . ?” “i dunno . . . white chapel or something like that, … Continue reading

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Squirrel!

This cheeky chappie has figured out how to get the good stuff before the birds arrive!

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Heavenly Hazelhatch

This is a gorgeous spot for a Sunday stroll. Follow the path along the barge-lined Royal canal and enjoy a leisurely waterside pint afterwards. Heaven.  

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Kilmashogue Forest Park, Dublin Mountains

While we were on our two week staycation, we took the opportunity to bring Delaney and Bonnie on an afternoon stroll to Kilmashogue Forest Park at the start of the Dublin Mountains. It’s only 10 minutes drive from our house … Continue reading

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Dún a Rí Forest Park – Kingscourt, Co. Cavan (part 1)

This is such a magical place. Only an hour from Dublin and at this time of year, it’s bursting with new life. The forest floor is carpeted with bluebells and the rhododendrons are an explosion of vibrant colour. There’s so … Continue reading

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Country Life

i hadint returned home to Cavan in sometime, so when wifey told me of the Shercock Mayday Festival taking place over the weekend i said “Honey, letz pack the car” and early Saturday morning, myself, Moo Moo and the two … Continue reading

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“By God, D. H. Laurence was right when he had said there must be a dumb, dark dull, bitter belly-tension between a man and a woman, and how else could this be achieved save in the long monotony of marriage?”

Saturday nights aren’t the same once you’re married, where once there was the expectancy of a possible score, now there’s only the the thought that i might catch The Cube on poverty channel Three. Party plans are placed in the … Continue reading

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Dodder Day 2

On Saturday, accompanied by our two furry friends, the Macs reprised the Dodder Walk. It was the perfect day for it with Spring finally making itself known.  There was a sense of new life awakening… the buds  forming on the trees, the … Continue reading

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