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“Death was in the atmosphere. Only the yellow weeds in the meadow were excited by living.”

“Oh to be in Doonaree, with the sweetheart I once knew To stroll in the shade of the leafy glade where the rhododendrons grew To sit with my love on the bridge above, the rippling waterfall To go back home, … Continue reading

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Artisan bread… Cavan style

Elsewhere, an artisan bread stall in a market would consist of multifarious baguettes, ciabatta, sourdough, focaccia and perhaps a brioche or two. In Cavan, this is what it entails…  

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Dún a Rí Forest Park – Part 2

More snaps from our stroll through the Forest Park on the outskirts of Kingscourt or Dún a Rí.

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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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hirsutes you sir . . .

Last week wifey typed about Peruke & Periwig and how coole and hipp it was, but she never typed about our pal Ed from Carlow, with the beard, hoy! and that he is a Guinness World Record holder, although the record he … Continue reading

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“i look like a farmer but i’m a lover”

My family ran a small country hotel in south county Cavan* for many years and it was with sadness that we sold up midway through the year of 1997.  I had many happy years in that place and it was … Continue reading

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Burns! babie? Burns!

okay, in Cavan we’re cultured though it didint rub off on me, but with some hard work and a good grounding in Catholicism, i crawled my way out . . . i managed to get a job and a bus … Continue reading

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“The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live”

The car was finally packed and early in the afternoon the four ones left the black hole and headed for the wilds of God’s county. *** The road toward the holiday home for dogs was more like a rollercoaster  . … Continue reading

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Road sign, Kingscourt, Co.Cavan

  Nuff said!

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