Thursday, 19 July 2018


I saw this in the local SUPERVALU store in Mountmellick, Co Laois this morning. 

I was horrified to see bundles of firewood blocking access to the defibrillator !

Just imagine, someone is having a heart attack nearby and precious seconds are wasted 

while the logs are removed to reach the machine that can help save a life.   

Then of course I realised that this is also the town

where a local politician hit the headlines suggesting that 

dogs should be fitted

with nappies!

Does this sort of behaviour occur where you live ?

Monday, 9 July 2018

Viewing The Cailleach.

The Weaver of Grass
left a comment on my last blog post saying 
that she expected to see something of the exhibition soon.

So in order to fulfil her request
here they are...

For more details and greater information please view

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Loughcrew Megalithic Centre

Phew! It has been hot with a capital H with temperatures of up to 35. 5 deg C and no rain for 15 days,
a rare old novelty for Ireland. In consequence I dug into the back of my wardrobe and brought out my light weight linen clothes.

Mrs H's exhibition of her wonderful paintings are now on display in The Loughcrew Megalithic Centre. I have been forbidden to display them until they have been released on social media however, I can show you what is going on the outside and tell you that we have met some lovely kind and very interesting people from all over the world as well as meeting up again with old friends.

We set up the exhibition on Saturday 30th June and were very fortunate in having two very exceptional friends who took on the work of hanging and arranging the eighteen pictures on show.
They were Maj the ladder and Patsy who directed the order of hanging with a few suggestions put in by myself. We started at 10.15 and were totally ready by 12.45 for the 1pm opening.

The courtyard of the Loughcrew Megalithic Centre.


Two old lads: Lar and Seán  from Dublin having a chat.

The Artist entertains two lovely ladies from Drogheda.

A Monkey Puzzle Tree that caught my eye.

A twenty-nine year old Toyota Starlet that next year
will be a Road Tax free vehicle when it becomes thirty years of age.

Looking forward to seeing you all there at the
Tales from the Cailleach Exhibition

Where I will allow you to buy me
a coffee and a cake.