Category Archives: County Mayo

Better days

An old house on Achill Island, Co Mayo. The plant in front is Gunnera, or Giant Rhubarb, an invasive species which is spreading through the island.

Old house

Old house

 

Inspired by Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge – any kind of house

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Lens Artists Photo Challenge #27: My Travels

I enjoy traveling within my own country but am often reluctant to travel further – but sometimes you don’t have to go far to see stunning scenery. Two days ago we headed for the west coast to Doolough near Gweesalia, here in County Mayo on the west coast of Ireland.

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If there’s a heaven for me, I’m sure it has a beach attached to it” – Jimmy Buffett.

I had to “borrow” this wonderful quote from PA Moed, as it is very true for me.

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To the right you can see the Mullet Peninsula, to the left Achill Island.

The beach is a great one for shell collecting.

And at over 2km long  you can also get a very decent walk. I know there are many beautiful places out there to see and many of you have shown me some of them in your own blogs. But for my travels, I  am, so far, content with this.

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West of Ireland Fences

The Lens-Artist challenge this week is to show your favourite fences. In County Mayo, west of Ireland, fences tend to be functional boundaries for livestock, often composed of post and wire fencing. I actually much prefer wooden fences, but they are few and far between here in the west.

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These fences are not pretty objects, but are often found in nice places, like along the coast, where they are sometimes unwelcome.

Mullet peninsula

Mullet peninsula

Silver strand

Silver strand

Erris head

Erris head