Friday 28 June 2013

Thursday 27 June 2013

Tuesday 25 June 2013

The Irish Chieftain sculpture, near Boyle in County Roscommon

'The Gaelic Chieftain' sculpture by Maurice Harron.

The Battle of Curlew Pass was fought on the 15th of August 1599, during the campaign of the Earl of Essex in the Nine Years' War, between an English force under Sir Conyers Clifford and a rebel Irish force led by Hugh Roe O'Donnell. The English were ambushed and routed while marching through a pass in the Curlew Mountains, near the town of Boyle, in northwestern Ireland. The English forces suffered heavy casualties. Losses by allied Irish forces were not recorded but were probably minimal.

Sunday 23 June 2013

Friday 21 June 2013

Wednesday 19 June 2013

The Four Courts of Dublin

In the background (center), the controversial Dublin Civic Offices buildings created by Sam Stephenson

Sunday 16 June 2013

Wednesday 12 June 2013

Sunday 9 June 2013

Dublin as seen from Ticknock Woods

Today was "National Walk in the Woods Day", a day of walks, picnics, poetry and music in Ireland's woods ... Our woods and forests are under threat of being sold as part of a Government/Troika deal to raise revenue

Friday 7 June 2013