Bill Finney Irish Photos of the Week:: The Rest of the Story

Posted on January 31, 2012

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Trees above the tidal water on the Hardman B&B property.

A family group at the Mallmore House B&B (lady center white sweater is Kathleen Hardman – husband Alan is the photographer owners of the B&B – 1988)     email: info@mallmore.com.
{BTW that is Bill Finney on the far left, with his wife Alden Center Back. – Jon}
We have had the pleasure of staying there a number of times – so if your traveling in Co. Galway and any where near Clifden this is the place to stay – book early they are always busy.
This coast line north to Co. Donegal is really exciting with many changing and interesting landscapes and ruins every ten miles.
Co. Antrim – Landscape – Coastal Road to Larne.    Hills of Antrim before ye and the Irish Sea behind.
Blarney Castle, home of the Blarney Stone.  {Which is actually under the battle ments to the left, you have to hang out upside down to kiss it. Jon}
Go raibh gach sonas ort an Nollaig seo
(Wishing you every happiness this Christmas)
The Hill of Tara (Irish: Cnoc na Teamhrach, Teamhair or Teamhair na Rí), located near the River Boyne, is an archaeological complex. {Some of them over 5000 years old, take that pyramids! Jon}

Happy New Year!

 Glenarm (from Irish: Gleann Arma meaning “valley of the army”) is a village in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It lies on the North Channel coast.
Ramelton, Co. Donegal – From the 12th century this area had been the homeland of the O’Donnell’s, the ruling clan of Donegal.
The Giant’s Causeway is today owned and managed by the National Trust and it is the most popular tourist attraction in Northern Ireland.
 
Try this Irish url (many thanks to Mary D.)
So wrote the poet William Butler Yeats from his home in Thoor Ballylee, which is just as peaceful and lovely a place to-day as it was then.

And out of doors, with the hawthorn in blossom all along the river banks, everything is so beautiful that to go elsewhere is to leave beauty behind.
{One of the coolest and most influential places I’ve ever been. Jon}
Try this video – it will lead you to many others.
 
Hiking Mweelrea from the west, August 10, 2010. Mweelrea is the highest mountain in both Mayo and Connacht. Standing at 814 meters the peak offers panoramic, nay dramatic, views of surrounding mountains as well as The Sheffry Hills, the Twelve Bens, Killary Harbour, Croagh Patrick and some of Mayo’s finest beaches. With all these wonders on offer you’ll not be surprised to learn that these vistas are not given lightly, but are earned no matter what direction you approach this sometimes forbidding mountain from.
Together with two friends I climbed Mweelrea from the relatively easier Western side.
Our walk took 5hrs 45 minutes including about 1.5 hours of breaks and searching for a
pair of lost sunglasses…

Mweelrea is the highest mountain in both Mayo and Connacht. Standing at 814 meters the peak offers panoramic, nay dramatic, views of surrounding mountains as well as The Sheffry Hills, the Twelve Bens, Killary Harbour, Croagh Patrick and some of Mayo’s finest beaches. With all these wonders on offer you’ll not be surprised to learn that these vistas are not given lightly, but are earned no matter what direction you approach this sometimes forbidding mountain from.

Together with two friends I climbed Mweelrea from the relatively easier Western side.
Our walk took 5hrs 45 minutes including about 1.5 hours of breaks and searching for a pair of lost sunglasses…
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