zaterdag 25 maart 2017

Inspiring Source Materials...

...documented by artist Marian Bijlenga during her recent residency with the Polranny Pirates.

zaterdag 18 maart 2017


Definitely the sword of Brian Boru, 10th century High King of Ireland. 
Needless to say it has been added to the Polranny Pirates' plunder trove. 

zaterdag 11 maart 2017


...trying caught trying to break into the Polranny Pirates' garage!  

zaterdag 4 maart 2017

Mystery Lady

This mystery lady came to say hello high up in the hills near Polranny 
Pirates' house. PS The view is spectacular! 

zaterdag 25 februari 2017

In Ireland...

...cats wear reading glasses when perusing the newspaper.

zaterdag 11 februari 2017

zaterdag 4 februari 2017

zaterdag 28 januari 2017

The Great Hunger of 1845 to 1852

Virtually overnight potato blight turned Ireland into a country of mass starvation, emigration and abandoned homes and fields. To this day, the Irish landscape is pitted with  famine-era ruins and undulating potato fields.

zaterdag 21 januari 2017

zaterdag 14 januari 2017

Magnificent Weather...

...for dolphins, seals and me. In some circles, I'm known as the bad weather photographer.

zaterdag 7 januari 2017

The View from the Mountain

In the distance the Croagh Patrick - a holy mountain - and Clew Bay,
a place for pirates and smugglers.