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    And I thought it meant fuck 🙂

    It is not uncommon for school teachers and some members of the religious order to use the word ’feck’ as an expletive in Ireland thus demonstrating the word’s peculiarity in meaning to Ireland where it does not equate to the word ’fuck’ as many people outside Ireland tend to think. Source: Wikipedia

    Saw this “cool” shirt in shop in Westport. Got some good irish expressions? Feel free to share them at the Ireland Forum.

    See you later old feck.

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    An other breathtaking winter moment. Was just walking down the street and thought this might be something worth taking a picture of.

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    The weather right now in County Mayo (and I bet in other parts as well) is plain crazy. First hail and then a snow storm I haven’t so far out here in Ireland.

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    And below a short break with sunny spills. But right now the snow storm is at it again.

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    This post is full of media – here a short video of the snow storm:

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    The Ireland Blog got it’s very first email of a reader sharing photos. Missy is from Germany and said she will keep sending in photos of her latest trip from Ireland. Thank you Missy! Do you have stories and photos to share? If so please email them to me…

    Sliabh Liag / Slieve League

    Slieve League Bay

    Ireland Slieve League

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    Photo Credtis: Missy

    The cliffs of Slieve League with their 595 meters are very often described as the highest of cliffs in Europe which is not correct. Apparently the Cliffs of Croaghaun on Achill Island are higher. Even though I can’t make the height out .. not even on Wikipedia. I just compared the information on the Wiki’s which one is higher but on both sites they clame to be highest cliffs of Europe.

    Well anyways,

    One of the ways to view the cliffs is taking a small road of the town Teelin which leads by Carrigan Head up Bunglass Point.

    Sources: WikiDe / WikiEn

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    The Shrine from the outside.

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    The Holy Shrine.

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    Holy Water Pumping Station.

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    A religious raffle … they must be kidding.

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    We visited the Knock Shrine … we had to find out why they had to built an Airport for the millions of people visiting the shrine every year. This experience was just bizarre … I am not a religious person and watching people really getting into it was just out of my world. It was fascinating and the Knock Shrine will be on the list of things to do for our guests to come…. if they want it or not.

    21 August 1879, fifteen people whose ages ranged from five years to seventy-five and included men, women, teenagers and children, witnessed what they claimed was an apparition of Our Lady, her husband St Joseph, and St John the Evangelist at the south gable end of the local small parish church, the Church of St John the Baptist. Behind them and a little to the left of St John was a plain altar. On the altar was a cross and a lamb (a traditional image of Jesus, as reflected in the religious phrase The Lamb of God) with adoring angels. More information: Wikipedia

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    We looked out of the window last night and were surprised to see that fire. Apparently this is a common thing … our whole town had bonfires all over the place on that day.

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    Sorry for not posting in a while but I just got back from a trip to the US to visit my 2 month old niece. Today (well by now .. yesterday) was my first day back in Ireland and I went with my Mom to take walk around Aughris Head and there it was .. a fisher boat which got smashed against the cliffs just 2 hours before we got there. Nobody got hurt ….

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    When we went toAran Island couple of weeks ago, you probably remember that we missed the first ferry .. to cover the 3 hours wait for the next one we went to have breakfast and some time on the awesome coral beach in Carreroe.

    Maerl beaches, the cast-up remains of coralline algae, are a stunningly beautiful feature of some parts of the west of Ireland. This beach (left) is at An Cheathrú Rua (Carreroe), Co. Galway about 25 miles west of Galway city. Frequently called "Coral Strands" or "Coral Beaches" they have nothing to do with animal corals but are the remains of seaweeds that grow in detached, rock-like growths in the subtidal. These beaches are a unique part of our natural heritage and no such material such be removed; in fact it is illegal to remove any material from Irish beaches.

    Source: Seaweed

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