Blogs from Roscommon, County Roscommon, Ireland, Europe


Europe » Ireland » County Roscommon » Roscommon August 16th 2009

I didn’t really have a plan for what I was going to do in Ireland. I just knew that I wanted to pop over and see my gran in Boyle (in Roscommon in the west of Ireland) before heading on our big trip. I couldn’t have picked a better time to visit - it was Boyle Arts Festival and my lovely aunty Martina had a whole schedule planned. She picked me up from the train station and said “right - you’ll have your dinner with your granny and then I’ll pick you up at 7.30 for a photography lecture, then maybe some music and then the next day ….” she really had thought it all through. It was so nice to spend that week with Granny. She really is incredible. For anyone who hasn’t heard me ... read more
Ireland Photos 058
The Party Bus
the session in Limerick

Europe » Ireland » County Roscommon » Roscommon July 21st 2009

On Thursday we drove toward the middle of the country and visited Roscommon Castle, an Anglo-Norman castle dating from about 1300. It’s a ruin, of course, but it’s open to the public and free. It seemed to be a popular spot for local moms to bring their kids to picnic and run around. It’s a great site to explore, and our students spent some time climbing the walls and photographing themselves among all the crumbling stones. It was the home of the Lord Chief Justice of Ireland, and so it is larger than most castles of this era. It has great examples of classic Norman drum towers. Our next stop was not far from Roscommon: Strokestown House, which was built in the 1730’s by the Mahon family, members of the Anglo-Irish ascendancy. These were people who ... read more
Students at Roscommon Castle
Strokestown House
Kitchen Gallery at Strokestown

Europe » Ireland » County Roscommon » Roscommon July 18th 2009

Hi Guys, we are nearly a month of married life in and we are lovin it.. I just taught i would upload on my travelblog for all that are not on facebook if you are you would have seen these pic's so if your not on facebook please join when ya can easy.... Ill update the honeymoon pics aswell later. we had the most amazing day it was perfect. Chat later dudes,... read more

Europe » Ireland » County Roscommon » Roscommon December 15th 2008

We had a great weekend back home with Dad to celebrate his birthday we spoilt him and he loved every second ,we had a great night in the local pub and now we are getting ready for our second trip home this month for xmas our last xmas before married life it's finally feeling like xmas we are both just looking forward to going home to chillax and unwind at last. Here's a few pic's from the night in Ballinameen.We both wish you all a very merry xmas.... read more

Europe » Ireland » County Roscommon » Roscommon March 5th 2008

Well its 12th of Jan 08 and Sam is only uploading xmas pics now time flys when your havin fun, it was great to be home again for xmas its hard to believe last year we were swimming in warm waters of Yamba Austraila and this time last year we were heading to Bangkok it feels like ages now. we have done so much since then, this year was quite and cosy at home just the way xmas should be lots of food , drink and laughter my only regret is missing people back home for different reasons i did'nt meet everyone this year, xmas flew and before we knew it we were back at work. My job is alot quieter now thank god it was crazy before xmas, there are some cool events happening so, ... read more
Santa arrives in Knock
cousins havin a laugh
hangin out

Europe » Ireland » County Roscommon » Roscommon September 9th 2007

It was so nice just to pop home for a few days Mum and Dad met us at knock, they were in great form. its funny when your away you think so much is going on at home but, really you don't miss a thing it stays the same and thats what makes it feel so nice and safe i suppose. we sorted out some business on friday and then it was straight to Galway to spend the night with our groomsman B and Lisa we ended up in a pub in oranmore i even bumped into an old teacher from college Loue smith i could not believe he remembered me. before i add photos sorry Lisa she said if i put them on my blog thats it she is going to kill me but, you ... read more
frodo in his new safety gear for the winter
pops and frodo
Charlies angels

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