Doolin itself is a small village near the spectacular Cliffs of Moher. It has several pubs which are known for their Traditional Irish Music. .
One of the things I first noticed on the hills around Doolin when we got there were the number of houses. At first glance they could be the same little cottages that exist all over Ireland. But with a closer inspection it became obvious that they were all new. Built as B&Bs and guest houses to cater for the large number of tourists that descend on Doolin. .
When you see Doolin is easy to understand why this picturesque village is so popular with tourists. .
If you are interested in more of my thoughts on Doolin take a look at my post from September 20.
This photo was taken early on the morning of 20/09/2018
Noel & Liam Gallagher of Oasis fame with their older brother Paul outside their Granny's house in Ireland. The Gallagher brothers were Manchester born to Tommy Gallagher of Meath and Peggy Sweeney from Mayo.
Cities of Ireland 🇮🇪
C’est le début d’une série de vidéos sur l’Irlande que je vais vous concocter au cours des prochaines semaines.
Pendant mon séjour dans le Sud du pays j’ai eu la chance de visiter de belles villes, ainsi que la grande Cork! Partout où je suis allé, les façades étaient colorées, probablement pour contraster avec le temps souvent gris...! 😜 Mais la météo pluvieuse irlandaise est une météo à l’image de ses habitants : généreuse! (...et bien arrosée 🍻)
Cities of Ireland 🇮🇪
This is the beginning of a series of videos about Ireland that I’m preparing for you guys! During my stay in the South of the country, I was able to visit some beautiful cities, as well as the great Cork! I was stunned by the colorful facades everywhere in the country -probably to contrast with the clouds... 😜 But the rainy Irish weather fairly represents its people: generous! (...and well hydrated 🍻)
>Music: Ed Sheeran, Galway Girl (Decoy! remix)
I got to thinking about social media. I mean you don’t have to go back too far and there was no Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or any of the other social media platforms. .
I thought about my motivations and experiences.
Twitter🧐 Tried it. Didn’t like it. .
Facebook 🤔 I just got my FB 10 year Anniversary message. I like that I get to see what friends and colleagues are up to. I’ve reconnected with old school mates that I haven’t heard of in more than 30 years. But the main reason for being on FB is that my oldest son who lives 800km away and I use it to stay in touch with each other. Part of which is tagging each other daily in stories that we know the other would be interested in. .
Instagram 😊 I do enjoy Instagram. I’ve always enjoyed taking photos. I’m no photographer. I just see things I like. And here on Instagram I get to not only share some of the photos I’ve taken, but I also get to see all the amazing photos of incredible places and things that everyone else has been and seen. .
I’d be interested in your thoughts, but I guess for me social media and Instagram in particular are about sharing in this virtual community that we all get to be a part of.
Which in a meandering sort of way brings me to this photo. As much as I love sharing photos on Instagram 😊 There is nothing better than getting to share the actual experiences with friends and family. I got to spend seven of the best weeks of my life this year with my two favourite girls. We made memories that will last a lifetime 😃😀😃
Photo taken on on 19/09/2018
The Republic of Conscience by Seamus Heaney on this day celebrating Human Rights (well yesterday). In this poem Heaney reminds us that humanity and the fight for human rights, dignity and equality for all is a life-long commitment and should always be so. Get off the sidelines. Stop watching from the sidelines. We are all equal - men and women. We should all be equal whatever country, race, religion, gender we come from/are. There is no other way. The Burren, August 26th 2018. Taken with my 80D plus 18-135mm lens. JJPPhotography (C). ————————————————————————-
At immigration, the clerk was an old man
who produced a wallet from his homespun coat
and showed me a photograph of my grandfather.
The woman in customs asked me to declare
the words of our traditional cures and charms
to heal dumbness and avert the evil eye.
No porters. No interpreter. No taxi.
You carried your own burden and very soon
your symptoms of creeping privilege disappeared.
Fog is a dreaded omen there but lightning
spells universal good and parents hang
swaddled infants in trees during thunderstorms.
Salt is their precious mineral. And seashells
are held to the ear during births and funerals.
The base of all inks and pigments is seawater.
Their sacred symbol is a stylized boat.
The sail is an ear, the mast a sloping pen,
the hull a mouth-shape, the keel an open eye.
At their inauguration, public leaders
must swear to uphold unwritten law and weep
to atone for their presumption to hold office -
and to affirm their faith that all life sprang
from salt in tears which the sky-god wept
after he dreamt his solitude was endless.
I came back from that frugal republic
with my two arms the one length, the customs
woman having insisted my allowance was myself.
The old man rose and gazed into my face
and said that was official recognition
that I was now a dual citizen.
He therefore desired me when I got home
to consider myself a representative
and to speak on their behalf in my own tongue.
Their embassies, he said, were everywhere
but operated independently
and no ambassador would ever be relieved. #CliffsOfMoher#Atlantic#Burren#ig_Ireland#Insta_ireland#Thisisireland#Canon#EOS80D
Faith is one of the strongest things we can have as people! Faith goes beyond religions, governments and organisations. Having faith in something, someone or even yourself is what can keep people striving in life!