zaterdag 27 december 2014

Ancient Kingdom...

...discovered on Irish beach.
Photo: Annie

zaterdag 20 december 2014

Never a Dull Moment...

... in a quiet Irish seaside resort!
Photo: Annie

zaterdag 13 december 2014

Just Another Day at the Office

Pirate guest Mar de Hoog working on her photos of nearby Achill Island
that were published as a book in October.
Photo: Els Joie de Vivre

zaterdag 6 december 2014

A Hungry Heron...

...looking for its breakfast. Its attempts to catch a fish ended in dismal
failure and it stalked off in a huff.
Photo: Annie

zaterdag 29 november 2014

Stylish Seaweed...

...just the thing for a Pirate shower curtain.
Photo: Annie

zaterdag 22 november 2014

zaterdag 15 november 2014

Pirate Annie...

...wondering what object of beauty will conveniently pass in front of her lens.
Photo: Bertje

zaterdag 8 november 2014

Every Morning and Evening...

...Pirates silently commune with this wondrous creature.
PS She's an Irish hare so her coat will turn white in the winter to
blend in with the landscape.
Photo: Annie

zaterdag 25 oktober 2014

Evening Robin...

... in the Pirates' garden.
Photo: Annie

zaterdag 18 oktober 2014

zaterdag 11 oktober 2014

Photo Book Presentation

The Polranny Pirates Foundation congratulates artist Mar de Hoog! She 
stayed at our house for six weeks while photographing Achill 
Island. This evocation of light on landscape has now been published 
as Stil Even, a book to be presented in Holland by Pirate chief Peti Buchel at 
Galerie Noorderlicht on Sunday, October 26 at 3 pm. Copies of this signed, 
limited edition will be available at the presentation and also by emailing publisher 
Philip Elchers.

Photo: Mar de Hoog

zaterdag 4 oktober 2014

zaterdag 27 september 2014

zaterdag 20 september 2014


...the Pirates' mascot on his way to the wild, wild west of Ireland.
Photo: Annie

zaterdag 13 september 2014

Listen, the Trees Are Talking...

Photo: Annie, click the photo to hear them whisper...

zaterdag 6 september 2014


...a painting by recent visitor Jeanne van der Heijden.

zaterdag 30 augustus 2014

Upstairs at the Folly

A place of contemplation and nature. Prices from €16 p.p.
per night on the basis of two people staying for 8 or more days.
©Annie Wright Photography

zaterdag 23 augustus 2014

A Feast in the Making

Bought from Sweeney's, the local supermarket, along with a six-pack of Guinness!
©Annie Wright

zaterdag 16 augustus 2014

The Pirates' Insignia...

...made by guests who stayed at the house in Polranny last summer.
©Annie Wright Photography

zaterdag 9 augustus 2014

The Folly...

...peeping through the surrounding woodland.
©Annie Wright Photography

zaterdag 2 augustus 2014

The Front Door...

 the Folly, the smaller of the two houses in
Polranny. Prices from €16 p.p. per night on the basis of
two people staying for 8 or more days.
© Annie Wright Photography

zaterdag 26 juli 2014

zaterdag 19 juli 2014

In Ireland...

... islands seem to float on the sea!
©Annie Wright Photography Click to enlarge

zaterdag 12 juli 2014

The Master Bedroom...

... is the biggest of the four bedrooms available in the House and the Folly.
PS The fairy lights are optional but very pretty.
Photo: Annie

zaterdag 5 juli 2014

Convergence of Cultures

There are Dutch, American and English Pirates, and
all of them are well travelled, as is reflected by the
rich collection of carpets and textiles in both the
House and the Folly. Here, Syria meets Egypt in
a photo by recent guest Jenny Wesly.

zaterdag 28 juni 2014

Photo of a Mountain

Behind the cloud is a magic mountain that can be
seen from near and far: the Croagh Patrick, a place
of pilgrimage and sudden mist.
Photo: Annie

zaterdag 21 juni 2014

Walking Sticks...

...are available for our Polranny guests. Useful if you decide to climb
one of local mountains, where you will be rewarded with an
unforgettable view.
Photo: Jenny Wesly

zaterdag 14 juni 2014

Corraun Lakes

Rik Hagt, who recently stayed at the Pirates' house in Polranny, has
mailed us this jaunty drawing of the lakes on nearby Corraun Peninsula.
Thanks Rik!

zaterdag 7 juni 2014

Window Sticker

Essential for preventing any untimely collisions and ensuring that
the garden remains a paradise for our feathered friends.
Photo: Jenny Wesly

zaterdag 31 mei 2014

Space for Thought

Upstairs in the Folly - the Pirates' smaller house - is a
space that many guests use for writing and thinking.
It's also the perfect place for sitting and gazing
at the woods outside as twilight turns into night.
Photo: Annie

zaterdag 24 mei 2014

A Word of Thanks...

... from Pirate guest Alet Kortenoeven, who recently stayed at the house.
Photo: Jenny Wesly

zaterdag 17 mei 2014

Into the Folly

The stove is on, the water is hot and everything is toasty!
Photo: Annie

zondag 11 mei 2014

The Magic Tree...

... spotted at Pure Magic kite surfing centre.
 Photo: Annie, Click to read the fine print

zaterdag 3 mei 2014

zaterdag 26 april 2014

zaterdag 19 april 2014

zaterdag 12 april 2014

The Remains of the Ancient Forest...

... 2000-year-old bog oak just peeping through the sands of Fahy beach.
©Annie Wright

zondag 6 april 2014

zaterdag 29 maart 2014

Photo Paradise

Wherever you turn, there's something extraordinary just waiting to be photographed... as Pirate guest Saskia discovers here at Cloughmore.
©Annie Wright

zaterdag 22 maart 2014

Upstairs in the Folly

A place of contemplation and inspiration!
©Annie Wright

zaterdag 15 maart 2014

Getting Back to Nature

We all do it in Ireland. Even Alfie!
©Annie Wright

zaterdag 8 maart 2014

Even Bad Weather...

... is beautiful in Ireland!
©Annie Wright

zaterdag 1 maart 2014

RIP Eugenie and Princess

Two much loved cows, who died a long time ago and
are buried at an animal graveyard at Powerscourt
near Dublin.
©Annie Wright

zaterdag 22 februari 2014

Little Angel

This little angel lives at an Irish graveyard and directs visitors to the ruins of a 19th century village.

Make sure to tip her before you leave!
Photo: ©Annie Wright, Achill Island

zaterdag 15 februari 2014

Are the Polranny Pirates Real Pirates?

Of course they are... and they have the flag to prove it!

PS This jaunty Jolly Roger was lovingly made by guests Saskia, Sammie and Daan.
©Annie Wright

zaterdag 8 februari 2014

The Folly...

The Pirates' own little piece of heaven!
©Annie Wright

zaterdag 1 februari 2014

Alfie, Master of the Folly and All He Surveys...

... which probably isn't much because he's chronically
 short-sighted and too vain to wear glasses!
Photo: ©Annie

zaterdag 25 januari 2014

The Ancient and the Modern..

... a long abandoned cottage and the vapour trail of a plane racing towards distant climes.

Photo: ©Profoundly Superficial Photography. Click the photo to feel the dampness in the air

zaterdag 18 januari 2014