Saturday, April 30, 2011

Dun Laoghaire Deviation

On our frequent trips between the home base of Wicklow and work in Dublin, it's always a pleasure to stop off along the way in Dun Laoghaire, and as this is panoramic Saturday, here's a wide view, from the end of the east pier, back across the beautiful harbour to the town.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011

40 Shades Of Green

Travelling round Knockree Hill heading for Enniskerry, County Wicklow, we see the woods of the beautiful Glencree Valley and their myriad varieties of trees in various stages of bloom.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Dune Grazing

Today we observe some of the many horses grazing on beautiful Buckroney Dunes, near Brittas Bay, County Wicklow, with the famous golf links of the European Club in the background.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Djouce II

This is Djouce Mountain as viewed from the road between Roundwood and Enniskerry, County Wicklow.
In 1946, a JU-52 flying from Le Bourget in Paris to Dublin, and carrying a party of 23 French Girl guides and 4 crew, crash landed into the mountain in a raging storm having got lost in cloud.  Though some of the passengers and crew were injured, all had somehow managed to survive, and the aircraft was more or less intact allowing at least some shelter from the storm. One of the girls managed to find her way down and raised the alarm at a nearby hotel and so all were rescued.

Monday, April 25, 2011


Today we're in Djouce, County Wicklow at the edge of Djouce Woods which adjoins the Powerscourt Estate near Enniskerry. Djouce is very popular for walking and mountain biking.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Kilmichael View

Today, Saturday, is panoramic day and this week it's the view north at beautiful Kilmichael, County Wicklow.

Friday, April 22, 2011

A Serious Business

On a recent trip south to the Wicklow/Wexford border, we spotted these happy snappers who had managed to clamber down, with all their gear, to an ideal position on the spectacular rocks at Kilpatrick Sandhills. Serious business this photography!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Morning Exercise

Early morning Tuesday last and hardly anyone on the beach at Brittas Bay, Co Wicklow and, being 5 kms long, just perfect for exercising the horses.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Play Misty

Driving into Wicklow Town, Sunday last, I just had to stop to grab this scene.  All along the east coast was shrouded in mist but, miraculously, it seems to have missed Wicklow Golf Club which is right on the coast.  How very convenient!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Abbey Grounds II

Today, we're back in the beautiful Abbey Grounds, Wicklow Town, site of a 13th century Franciscan monastery and also the location of the Roman Catholic parish priest's house.

Located towards the western end of the town, the grounds are open to the public and, because of it's quiet tranquility in the middle of the town bustle, is often used for wedding party photographs.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Abbey Grounds

The Abbey Grounds in Wicklow Town is a haven of peace and tranquility and within the grounds stand the ruins of an ancient Franciscan monastery built in the mid 13th century and which is the oldest surviving settlement in the town.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Wicklow Harbour View

Today, Saturday, we start what will hopefully be a weekly feature of panoramic views from around County Wicklow, and so our first view is of the cargo ship AB Bilbao unloading in Wicklow Harbour.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Across The Border III

Time to head back across the border to Wicklow following our brief visit to Scotsman's Bay, Sandycove, Co Dublin, and so we leave you this parting shot of a crane heron in the stillness of the shallow water close to shore.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Across The Border II

Continuing on from yesterday's post with another look at the rather eerie mid-morning light as a flock of brent geese cross Scotsman's Bay, Sandycove, Co Dublin.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Across The Border

Today, a brief foray across the border to south County Dublin to bring you mid morning pictures of the strange light from one of our favourite places - Scotsman's Bay, Sandycove, Co Dublin.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Kiosks Are Open

Ah yes, it must be summer, well almost - it's a beautiful sunny Sunday, the kiosks on Bray Seafront have reopened for the season and are resplendent in their usual riot of colour!  So, off with the shirt, purchase ice-cream and chill out.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Family Time

Yesterday, Sunday is family time here in glorious sunshine on the beach at Brittas Bay, Co Wicklow.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Mist Over Maghermore

Looking down on misty Maghermore Beach, near Blainroe Co Wicklow, yesterday afternoon, it was hard to believe that 100 metres west we had a cloudless sky and gorgeous sunshine.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

A Bit Warmer

Yes, it's a bit warmer than it looks here on Brittas Bay Beach, Co Wicklow, in fact, it's quite pleasant and we look forward to a nice stretch of weather for a while.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Thomas Moore In Avoca

Thomas Moore (28 May 1779 – 25 February 1852) was an Irish poet, singer, songwriter, and entertainer, now best remembered for the lyrics of The Minstrel Boy and The Last Rose of Summer, immortalised the vale of Avoca with his poem The Meeting Of The Waters and this is commemorated by the memorial located there, which we featured yesterday.

"There is not in this wide world a valley so sweet
         As that vale in whose bosom the bright waters meet!
Oh the last rays of feeling and life must depart
         Ere the bloom of that valley shall fade from my heart"

Thomas Moore

Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Meeting Of The Waters

This is the local beauty spot in the Vale Of Avoca where the rivers Avonmore and Avonbeg meet and, from there, become the Avoca River which flows into Arklow, Co Wicklow.  The Meeting Of The Waters is immortalised in the poem of the same name written by Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852).

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Wicklow Head Walk IV

The concluding day of our little trek around the cliffs south of Wicklow Town leading to Wicklow Head and above we can see the golf club in the distance near the start of our walk and, below, even further into the mist we see the outline of Wicklow Town.

And finally, we made it to Wicklow Head and on the right is the last remaining of the original twin lighthouses built in 1781 which we previously covered here.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Wicklow Head Walk III

Today we continue our little trek south on the cliff walk to Wicklow Head. Easy does it - a bit tricky here!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Mother's Day

Today is Mother's Day here in Ireland and on a quick visit to beautiful Avoca, Co Wicklow yesterday we saw that Fitzgerald's, the famous pub from the BBC TV series "Ballykissangel", was still taking bookings for lunch today in their restaurant.

Happy Mother's Day!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Wicklow Head Walk II

Continuing on from yesterday's theme we resume our spectacular cliff walk south towards Wicklow Head - now this is what I call edgy!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Rainbow On The Edge Of Town

The view of Wicklow Town from it's elevated southern edge.

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