dinsdag 30 december 2008

The Drive in December

Always romantic... Always the beginning of a new adventure...
Photo: Margreet and Yiri

zondag 28 december 2008

Fishing in Ireland; Getting Through Customs

I wonder how easy it will be to get this through customs...
- Hi hi, they're bound to think it's a rocket launcher or something!
By Pirate associate Margreet. Click to enlarge

vrijdag 26 december 2008

woensdag 24 december 2008


The first snow of the winter has already fallen. The days are short and it is time to snuggle up to stove with a good detective!
Photo by Pirate associates Margreet & Yiri

maandag 22 december 2008

Local Dogs: the Rockfleet Irish Setter

This Irish setter befriended us at Rockfleet, one of the watchtower forts belonging to Grace O'Malley, the 16th century pirate queen who defied the might of Elizabeth I of England.
Photos: Annie

zaterdag 20 december 2008

Local Dogs: Trudi

Trudi is a rescue dog, who belongs to our friends Jane and Al of Corraun House. I call her "Texaco Trudi" because she was handed over at a Texaco petrol station. Trudi is not only a stunning beauty but also one of the sweetest dogs around. Jane and Al still can't believe their luck.
Photo: Jane

donderdag 18 december 2008

Local Dogs: Spot

Spot - otherwise known as His Lordship - belongs to our friend and neighbour Mrs Masterson, to whom he is utterly devoted.
Photo: Annie

dinsdag 16 december 2008

The New Bridge

The new bridge to nearby Achill Island and the Sound has been the subject of constant gossip, rumour and controversy. Yet here it is, looking quite lovely, in a photo taken a few days ago by Pirate associate Margreet de Heer.

zondag 14 december 2008

Corraun Diary (7); the George gets a Facelift

Pirate friend Jane writes: "By clearing out and decorating during the day and clearing up replacing furniture for the evening, we were able to redecorate the bar without having to close once."

Photo: Jane

vrijdag 12 december 2008

Ireland in December...

... can be positively tropical!
Photo: Jane

woensdag 10 december 2008

Looking Sheepish...

Sheep: you see them everywhere but rarely with such magnificent horns as this impressive gentleman.
Photo: Bertje

maandag 8 december 2008

Driving in Ireland; Part 2

By Pirate associate Margreet. Click to enlarge.

zaterdag 6 december 2008

Driving in Ireland; Part 1

Keep to the left! Keep to the left!

- Driving in Ireland is dead easy!

By Pirate associate Margreet. Click to enlarge

donderdag 4 december 2008

dinsdag 2 december 2008

Corraun Diary (6); Paddy's Day

On March 17 2003, Pirate neighbour Jane wrote: "We decided to open at lunchtime today but the bar didn't get busy until the evening. The whole place has been cleaned down ready for redecoration. We plan to start next week."
Photo: Al