Monday, 29 October 2012

Dublin City Marathon 2012 (at Terenure crossroads)

Over 14,300 people took part in today’s event with Geoffrey Ndungu of Kenya claiming first place in just over 2 hours and 11 minutes. Compatriot Magdalene Mukunzi, took the women’s race in a time of 2 hours and 30 minutes.
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Sunday, 28 October 2012

St Lawrence O'Toole Church, Seville Place

St Lawrence O'Toole Church and the Royal Canal at Spencer Dock. Thanks to a generous gift of land by businessman Charles Kennedy, work commenced on a Church in 1844 that was later to be called after the diocesan Patron St Laurence O Toole. It was opened in 1850 by Archbishop Murray.

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Flowers /Bláthanna

Wolfe Tone Square. End October

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

North Wall Quay

Painted by graffiti artist Maser and featuring words by musician Damien Dempsey.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Song and dance on Henry Street

An excelent five piece band busking in Henry Street today. A large appreciative crowd gather. And two "dancers" join in the fun ....

Autumn Evening, Botanic Gardens

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Friday, 19 October 2012

The Rosses

Crohyboyle, near Dungloe. (the top of Errigle mountain is visible right of centre) 

Paddy The Cope Gallagher

Paddy The Cope Gallagher /Pádraig Ó Gallchóir (1873-1966) was the founder of  The Cope (officially called the Templecrone Agricultural Co-operative Society). A businessman and campaigner for West Donegal, he was born in Cleendra, Templecrone, part of  The Rosses in the west of County Donegal. At an early age he began work as a hired boy working as a farm labourer, first in County Donegal and then as a potato picker (or potato gatherer) in Scotland. It was during this hard work, with its long hours and poor pay, he was later to say, that inspired him to found a co-operative movement back home in County Donegal. His co-op was opposed by local vested interests and he had to buy his own boats to do his importing. He also helped to co-ordinate the local  fishing and textile co-operatives, allowing such workers to swap their produce for goods in his local co-operative shops. He wrote an autobiography, published in 1939, called Patrick Gallagher: My Story.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Rattin Castle near Kinnegad, Co. Westmeath

The ruined 16th-century Anglo Norman tower house belonged to the D'Arcy family
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Saturday, 6 October 2012

Mei and baby Hao Yu
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