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HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2014 CALENDAR

For several years, I’ve made up calendars for a few friends and family members.  Since I can’t send one to each of you, I thought I’d try it this way!

IRISH RAINBOW

2014 CALENDAR COVER  CO. FERMANAGH

IRISH SUNRISE

 2014: JANUARY  CO. MEATH

GIANT'S CAUSEWAY
2014: FEBRUARY  GIANT’S CAUSEWAY

BONANE, COUNTY KERRY

2014: MARCH   BONANE, CO. KERRY

RING OF KERRY-SKELLIG RING

2014: APRIL  RING OF KERRY

BOMBAY STREET, BELFAST

2014: MAY  BOMBAY STREET, BELFAST

MIZEN HEAD, CO. CORK

2014: JUNE  MIZEN PENINSULA, CO CORK

THE SKELLIGS, CO KERRY

2014: JULY  SKELLIG ISLANDS, CO KERRY

IRISH GRAIN

2014: AUGUST  MOYNALTY, CO MEATH

DUNLUCE CASTLE

2014: SEPTEMBER  DUNLUCE CASTLE, CO ANTRIM

GLENANCHIQUIN, CO KERRY

2014: OCTOBER  GLENANCHIQUIN, BEARA PENINSULA

IRISH AUTUMN

2014: NOVEMBER  CO. MEATH

DINGLE PENINSULA

2014: DECEMBER  DINGLE PENINSULA, CO KERRY

HAPPY NEW YEAR, MY FRIENDS!

Copyright 2013                          Mary Jane E Clark

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MONDAY’S MAGICAL MOMENT: BELFAST MURAL

 

Belfast, as well as Derry, was a center for the 40 years of sectarian fighting and violence known as The Troubles.  Many murals were painted during this time, most of them depicting political viewpoints, portraits of martyrs, sectarian slogans and threats and promises.  The vitriol expressed was matched by the brutal attacks by the UVF, the UDA, the Provisional IRA  and various dissident factions on both the Republican and Unionist/Loyalist sides.  Many of these murals still exist but some of the more hateful expressions are being whitewashed.

The 1998 Good Friday Peace Agreement ushered in a new era of peace, no matter how fragile.  Progress has been made with a power-sharing government seated in Stormont Castle.  And, as you can see, this new spirit of co-operation manifests itself through art.  It’s just a beginning, but it IS a beginning.

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Copyright 2012             Mary Jane E Clark

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