Wednesday, March 22, 2017

preparing the bed

a few people who showed up Saturday, came prepared to get their plot ready.  Here this gentleman is spreading a new layer of compost on his bed.  It is still too cold to plant, night temps are currently running between 3C - 1C.  Sometime next month it will be time.  

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

community garden

We had the first meeting with members of the community garden.  We got a plot outside and two wee ones inside the hoop house.  This garden is about a ten minute walk from out house.

Monday, March 20, 2017

mural by artist fritz

This mural can be seen in Sligo near the Gaavogue River.  The wall was commissioned by Sligo Tidy Towns.  Fritz wanted to create a mural that celebrated the Sligo connection that Bram Stoker has to the town and it’s possible influence on writing Dracula.

To see other murals from around the world, click here

Sunday, March 19, 2017

st. patrick's day parade 2

These photos finish the St. Patrick's Day parade.  It was great to see everyone having fun even in the rain.  More rain today too.  We need sun asap!

accordions and drums

 there is a turn coming up and the garda wanted to make sure everything went smoothly


Saturday, March 18, 2017

st. patrick's day parade 1

The parade started at 2:30 sharpish.  It was raining and we heard on the radio that a few communities in county Donegal were cancelling their festivities because of rain and gusty winds.  Moville still went ahead with their parade regardless of the rain and wind.  It was a great event in a small rural village, fun for everyone.
I'll be showing more of the parade on Sunday.

a not inflated bouncy castle

 getting ready for the start

 smile now

 the head of the parade going down malin road

saint patrick

pipe band and drummers

 a little humour directed at trump

 cycling for charity

Rosato's float showing that Donegal was named the coolest place on the planet by National Geographic in 2017.  Rosato also mentioned that they could be the coolest pub on the planet.

the sea scouts

 more floats from local businesses

Friday, March 17, 2017

decorating for a saint

these guys (photos below) have been decorating the town the last few days for St. Patrick's Day.  Here they are hanging the bunting which is the colours of the Irish flag, green, orange and white.  The big parade happens at 2:30 sharp.  This will be our first St. Patrick's Day parade in Moville and we are glad that the move is now done and behind us :)

 intersection of lower main street and quay street

market square

malin road

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Yeats quote

seen on the way to Sligo University Hospital for my cataract surgery last month. 

I will be moving house on the first of March and I'll be back as soon as I am connected with internet again.  We will still be in Moville so hopefully it won't take long.