Wordless Wednesday : Purple Twilight

London Bridge

Light on shade, London

Wordless Wednesday : A Long Way to Go!

Co Tipperary

Hillwalking in County Tipperary

Tuesdays of Texture : Week 44


County Waterford

There is a lot of different texture in this shot of County Waterford and the Knockmealdown Mountains, (even the name is full of texture!)    The heather in the foreground is dying back, with not many purple flowers visible now, and this contrasts with the forest down below, and the farms and hills in the distance.

Here is another photo from our Sunday walk, our group of walkers in single file on the narrow track through the heather, on the East Munster Way

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Co Waterford

East Munster Way

Weekly Photo Challenge : Local


This photo was taken at evening time in Maynooth, Co Kildare.   It is part of Maynooth Castle, a ruin of a 12th century castle, and the walls still look as solid as the day they were built.     This was the local place of employment for most of Maynooth in past centuries, as the castle was known as one of the richest and largest estates in the locality.

Maynooth, Co Kildare

Maynooth Castle


Norm’s Thursday Doors : 20 Oct 2016


Church door in St Patrick’s College, Maynooth

This beautiful door is one of the side doors of the main Church at St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth in Co Kildare, not too far from Dublin.   This church is part of Maynooth University, which has been the Catholic seminary for the ordination of priests from the 18th century.    Nowadays, with the fall of in vocations to the priesthood worldwide, the seminary has expanded and is now also a university.

Church at sunset

Church at sunset

Besides the church, there are many beautiful buildings around the campus, and it is a beauitiful place for an evening stroll, when lectures are over and most of the students have headed home.


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Wordless Wednesday : Autumn Flames

Autumn Maynooth

Autumn colours in Maynooth

Norm’s Thursday Doors : October 13, 2016

Convent, Kinsale

Old Convent door, Kinsale

This old abandoned door is part of the old convent in Kinsale, sadly now no longer a school but behind these doors there is a lot of activity and redevelopment going on.    The convent started originally in 1844 and was a school run by the Sisters of Mercy for almost 150 years, until it closed in the 1980s.

There is a lot of interesting information and old photos of the convent here on Abandoned Ireland, luckily the interiors were all photographed and documented before the developers moved in with their ‘wrecking balls’ – now there are a lot of modern houses and apartments going up behind these convent walls.     The exterior walls and old doors are being preserved, for now anyway, which is a good thing.

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