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Archive for January, 2013

MONDAY’S MAGICAL MOMENT: BANNA STRAND, CO. KERRY

BANNA STRAND, CO. KERRY

Banna Strand, on Tralee Bay in County Kerry, Ireland, is where the Irish patriot Sir Roger Casement was landed by submarine on April 21, 1916.  He had been promised 20,000 rifles by the German government to assist in what became known as The Easter Uprising.  Sadly, he was captured by the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) and the rifles were sunk offshore Cobh, in County Cork when the Aud Norge was scuttled after her capture.   Although the 1916 Uprising was not successful, the execution of its leaders by the British outraged the Irish and so garnered support for the rebels.  Irish Independence was declared in 1922.

 

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MONDAY’S MAGICAL MOMENT: COUNTY MEATH SUNRISE

Accidental Sunrise

Like virtually every sunrise I see, this one is accidental!  Not being a morning person, I see many more sunsets but happened to be up early one morning in October.  This struck me so much that I had to grab a sweater, my camera and shoes and go out into the backyard to shoot it.  Taken at Kingsfort, County Meath, Ireland.

Copyright 2012                        Mary Jane E Clark

MONDAY’S MAGICAL MOMENT: SKY ROAD, CLIFDEN, CO. GALWAY

CONNEMARA CASTLE

I’m sure this castle has a name but I don’t know it.  It’s located off the Sky Road, outside Clifden, in County Galway, Ireland.  This image is just so quintessentially Irish……castle ruins, relentless ivy covering it, emerald fields, stone walls, gentle mountains, the Atlantic Ocean…..it has it all!

Copyright 2012      Mary Jane E Clark

MONDAY’S MAGICAL MOMENT: BOCA CHICA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

MY PALAPA

Although I love living in Ireland and Florida, my favorite vacation getaway spot is Boca Chica in the Dominican Republic.  Lying under a palapa, reading a book, sipping a cold beverage and then floating in the crystalline water is absolute paradise!  So, for all my friends suffering in cold climates, close your eyes and dream.

Copyright 2013             Mary Jane E Clark

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