A stop on my pilgrimage to visit Oscar Wilde's image on the rock here, where I lot of writers hung out. Courageous man when there was huge religious intolerance in Europe for the spectrum of GBTQIA men.
Half Penny - hey penny Bridge across the Liffey in the rain on my walk back to Croke Park.
The kind of adds for Guinness and sports here. Irish Football, mostly an amateur sport and Hurling the game with the stick very traditional. And I do rather find the short shorts much more attractive than the bulky stuff American footballers wear.
Here is how Croke Park occurred as the match started between Kerry and Tyrone, the semi-final for the Gaelic Football Championship.
Here is Patrick, pouring tea after a satisfying meal Monday overlooking Muckno Lake on a partly cloudy day. He is having mashed potatoes for dessert. and me Apple pie with chocolate ice cream in County Monahan.
The view from a Country Club where we had lunch at Mukno Lake, 15 minutes from the farm. I returned here for Wifi and coffee most late mornings I stayed at the farm.
Here is the country lane we drove up to the house of Patrick's Uncle Mickey who died a few years ago. I was concerned about how narrow it is and the slipperiness of the road. Easy Does it Driving. Patrick was patient with me, just breathe and remember I am driving a stick shift on the left side of the lane. No worries! :-)
Patrick McGinnity and his neighbor Pat Farrell, who milks many cows in this parlor. Met Monday evening when after I drove to the farm led by Patrick.
Nissan QashQai, never heard of such a car AND the folks at Enterprise, looked at the size of my body,,,and oh, well, it is what it is. .....and here is how narrow the iron gate is near the farm house.
This is one of the images from Uncle Mickey's farm living room. I recognized JFK, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, from the 1960's and Patrick clarified that the archbishop of Ireland and the Pope are on either side. Patrick was raised in nearby Derrynoose and attended a Catholic Christian Brothers School not far from the Cathedral in Armagh City, taking a bus in from his home in the country by Derrynoose.
Ripening blackberries around the farm house, that I added to my morning porridge (Oat Meal) to have my own hearty breakfast,with 2 boiled eggs, toast with jam, and instant coffee. I have been driving to a cafe overlooking Lake Mukno east of Castleblaney to get onto the internet and email and blog! Happy that my old MacBook still works.....:-0
Picked up a pair of Wellie's Wellington Boots, to wear on the on the farm with the wetness and the mud and even some manure.
Super Valu store in Castleblaney where I picked up the groceries here in the trolley (cart).
And my new Wellie's, rubber Dunlop boots for farm life, a bit small and only 15 Euros....in Castleblaney at RB Coogan, like the local Fleet Farm of Ireland.