Archive for the ‘Cavan’ Category

Trick or Treat

Monday, November 1st, 2010

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Atlanta, Piper, Fionn, Lorna.

Google Streetview

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Google launched the streetview part of google earth and google maps in Ireland today. It wouldn’t work on my iPhone, but it works on the desktop version.

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Drumlane Abbey

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

near Milltown, Belturbet, Co. Cavan was founded in the early sixth century. The original wooden buildings were replaced by stone in the 12th Century, and later added to in the 15th Century. You can clearly see the two periods by the different types of stone building in the tower. The monastery is associated with St. Mogue, who was born in nearby Templeport. It’s in a beautiful place overlooking two lakes in peaceful quiet countryside, however we weren’t the only visitors yesterday, these two Irish hares must have thought it was still March. There are some unusual headstones in the graveyard. The one below with the skull and crossbones is conclusive proof that we’ve been colonised by aliens, with it’s egg-timer on the left, coffin underneath, and space-shuttle on the right!

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After a little further research (Thank You, Google), it’s possible these weren’t aliens after all. William Roulston explains the meaning of the strange pictures known as ‘Mortality Symbols’ on some headstones. The skull and cross-bones is a well known symbol for death. The coffin and the bell represent a funeral. The hour glass represents the time running out. These symbols tell us a lot about how people felt about life and death at that time. Headstones like these can be found around Fermanagh and in parts of Monaghan.

St Patrick’s Day Parade

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

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Cuilcagh

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

The highest mountain in counties Cavan and Fermanagh at 2188ft, Cuilcagh remains snow covered for long after it has melted elsewhere. here it is with Benaughlin and Lough Derryallen, near Derrylin in the foreground.

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Commercial photography

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Doing a bit of commercial interior work, although there’s not much profit in it yet! This is Lisgrey House near Virginia. Good spot for food on the N3 between Virginia and Cavan.

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Rumblin’ in the Drumlins

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

Crosserlough and Denn GFC are having a Charity Fight Night in the Carraig Springs on March 6th in aid of Cavan Cystic Fibrosis and both Club funds. The Launch Party was here last night. Here’s club chairmen John Pat Martin and Ciaran McEvoy trying it out.

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Photography

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

Here’s Lia and Martin Mullally who got married in the cathedral in Cavan last week. They’re currently in Las Vegas (or Orlando, or somewhere)

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Sloe Gin

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

The country’s covered in these sloes right now. They’re the fruit of the blackthorn tree so every hedge should have some. Don’t attempt to eat them. They’re bitter and horrible. They’re a member of the plum family. You can make jam, or better still SLOE GIN with them. Paul picked these on the bog line near Finea about two weeks ago and the gin should be ready for Christmas. Isn’t it a beautiful colour?

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I know, I know, it’s in a Powers bottle but it was handy

Halloween

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

Good party in the bar last night. Loads of people dressed up and enjoyed themselves. Happy birthday Cherelle

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