Sunday, July 23, 2017

a day by the water

fun at the Foyle one day this month.

This guy wanted to test the water while his companion looked on.  


A boater enjoying his boat heading toward Greencastle.


Two walkers enjoying their stroll and each other's company. 


 Heading down Malin Road was slow for the drivers.


 Time for a coffee






Thursday, July 20, 2017

Monday, July 17, 2017

monday mural

I came across this mural like ad for the ankle clinic when walking in Letterkenny.


linking to Monday Mural

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

the clean up crew

watching and waiting until the people leave their table


once they left, the clean up crew went to work.  A few extra flew in to help.  They are a very efficient crew and left nothing not even a crumb.



Tuesday, July 11, 2017

fordson major diesel tractor

came across this beauty of a tractor in an alley. 

Between 1917 and 1922, the Fordson was for tractors somewhat like the Ford Model T was for automobiles—it captured the public's imagination and widely popularized the machine, with a reliable design, a low price affordable for workers and farmers, a widespread dealership network, and a production capacity for large numbers. Just as the Model T helped the public to appreciate how soon cars and trucks might replace most horses in transport, the Fordson helped people to appreciate how soon tractors might replace most horses in farming.

All info from Wikipedia


Fordson production occurred in the U.S. (1917–1928); Cork, Ireland (1919–1923 and 1928–1933); and at Dagenham, Essex, England (1933–1964). Tens of thousands of Fordsons, most from the U.S. and some from Ireland, were exported to the Soviet Union from 1920 to 1927. Soviet Fordson clones were also built at Leningrad from 1924 and at Stalingrad from 1930.



Monday, July 10, 2017

Monday Murals

as seen in Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo.  The mural wasn't signed and I couldn't find any info.


to see other murals from around the world click HERE

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Ballinrobe's Market House and Court House

The current, prominently sited Market House, was rebuilt c 1752, and has a Sapper’s mark on the exterior, and also has a Victorian post box, now over painted in green.   The original post-box would have been painted red and still retains Queen Victoria’s 1819-1901 crest.   The District Courtroom was housed upstairs until recently.   The lower storey would have been open to the elements with windows only being inserted at a later date.
According to Mayo County Councils listed building register no 10, this is a “good example of a large two story building with five bays and a small pediment with a Diocletian window and clock.   Although the building has been converted into a public house, it has successfully retained much of its character, with such features as the original slated roof complete with lead ridges and louvered topknot.”  The Courthouse was upstairs with the market held at the open loggia on the ground floor.
(Courtesy of the Historical Ballinrobe website)


Friday, July 7, 2017

skywatch friday

bits of blue give way to rain


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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

vintage car rally

There was a vintage car rally in town on Sunday.  It was very crowded and I got a few photos before I left.  I'm not a big fan of cars but there were some that I did like and this MG was one of them.  The rest of the cars  below, I don't have a clue what make they are so if anyone knows that would be great.  I understand that there are rallies going on all summer in different towns so these people will probably show up in one of them.










Monday, July 3, 2017

Sunday, July 2, 2017

small blue building

I saw this little hideaway on one of my walks,  rather cute I thought.  I wonder what it is used for.  It is located on the side of the driveway.