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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. low cost car rental online

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    Things with the Gardia area most of the time more relaxed, at least over here in the west ;)

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    meteor show ireland

    Photo: Antoon

    Turn off the TV and step outside.

    David Moore of Astronomy Ireland, says the Geminid meteor shower this weekend will put on an most eye-catching display of shooting stars. ’Everyone in Ireland can see the Geminids and you don’t need any telescopes or binoculars just normal eyesight.’ says Mr Moore.

    Source and more Info: RTE

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    After a long hiking break we decided to do an other hike before it gets really cold here. This time we decided to hike the impressive Benbulben near Sligo.


    You climb up via Pinnacle Gully which you can see on the image above. Very Steep and somewhat dangerous.


    Tons of these little mushrooms on the way. Anyone knows which this is?


    Getting closer to the top … SPOOKY!


    First stop and really near to the top. The first climb is the hardest and toughest part. Make sure you have decent footwear. One slip and you are gone. I am not kidding! But it feels so good being up there.


    You can see the ocean.


    And up the last part through a narrow stone passage way


    This was the coolest part of the hike the Pinnacle Gully!


    Up on the plateau.


    Glencar lake aka Lough an Chairthe is down there.


    More plateau .. tons of tiny rivers on the way.



    This was nice too. A bucket cable system which got used but coal mines further north.


    Pretty steep, he?


    What is he doing? NO!


    Haven’t seen him, ever since. Crazy Bastard.

    This hike is also from this awesome Atlantic Hill Walk Book available at Amazon UK, Amazon US and Amazon Deutschland. It was the Number 8 Hike called : The Glencar Escarpment and took us 4 1/2 hours.

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    Just a little snap shot taken while driving in car – was near Lacken Strand in County May.


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    Went went to the Lacken Strand Horse Races .. I think it was 3 weeks ago. As you can see the horse race is right on the beach … well it’s more like a little bay which gets flooded when it’s high tide.

    It was a beautiful but very windy day. Can’t wait for the race next year.

    The Lacken strand races were revived in 1997 after a 44 year lapse, carrying on a century old tradition of horse racing on Lacken Strand. The last recorded races in 1953 were very different to the modern day races now held there. In 1953, horses would gather from the surrounding parishes. These mainly consisted of Connemara ponies and working farm horses which were Irish Draught and Half Bred in the main. Today’s racing is far removed to that of the 50’s with the horses and ponies being all thoroughbred and most of them coming from the top stables and the leading bloodlines in the country. Due to the ever-changing tidal conditions, the races take place towards the end of May each year.






    More info on the Lacken Strand Horse Race

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    I am off Shamrock hunting ;)

    Remember, 78% of all statistics are made up. So even though they say there is only one 4-leafer in 10,000 clovers, thats not entirely the whole story. One clover is just a member of one White Clover plant, which can cover from a few square inches to a few square feet. And some plants are more susceptible to mutation than others, so if you find one, look hard in the near vicinity.

    Link: Full Guide


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    I never went fishing my whole life – in fact I don’t even like to eat fish. No, not even fishsticks… But the thought of casting a pole and having some beer did sound very appealing.

    First off – are there fishing evening classes on fishing in Co. Mayo? LoL …! And "no" we didn’t catch anything. But we will try again.

    So we went to Lake Conn (see google map) and had an awesome view on the Nephin (my favorite mountain in western Ireland)


    Nice Barb Wire!




    In case you are a little more serious about fishing – here are some good links on fishing at Lough Conn:

    •– Has basically every information you’d need
    • Healys – They rent out boats – 60 Euros for a boat and an engine

    Petri Heil – How the Germans would say.

    Info: fishing equipment can’t hurt, right?.

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