Happy St. Patrick's Day from Slemish
Slemish is an old volcanic cone in County Antrim where Patrick is said to have herded sheep while a slave-boy in Ireland. It is also a landmark that is visible for many miles and, if climbed, a wonderful viewpoint. This picture was taken on our last visit to Ireland and was taken either by my wife or my daughter-in-law. I am not sure which one of them took it. The day has special meaning for us, since it was on a March 17th that we moved with our family to Northern Ireland and were there for nearly 10 y…
Kylemore Abbey, Connemara, Ireland
In Explore March 14, 2009, #233. I am reposting this in commemoration of St. Patrick's Day. This was taken in 1994 when we were living in Northern Ireland and on holiday in County Galway.
Old Ireland: the Ballyclare Horse Fair
It's St. Patrick's Day today, so it is, and we wish ye all a very good day.
Strangford Lough from Audley's Castle
Strangford Lough is an arm of the sea that runs up along the southeast coast of Northern Ireland, separating the Ards Peninsula from the rest of County Down. From earliest times it has provided secure and safe harbors, and access to the coast, as well as fishing grounds and locations for villages and homes. It is the largest inlet in the British Isles.
Kells Parish Church
In Explore December 23, 2009, #388. When we lived in Northern Ireland we lived near the village of Kells, County Antrim (there is also a Kells in County Meath). This church is on the highest ground in the village.
Belfast Lough from Cave Hill
Taken from the grounds of the Belfast Zoo, this pictures shows the north side of Belfast Lough and the towns of Newtownabbey and Carrickfergus.
Who owns the road?
Photographed near Goles Forest, west of Draperstown, Northern Ireland. Notice that the sheep are on the correct side of the road.