Day 28: The Lighthouse Inisheer Lighthouse was completed in 1857 after it was argued that the Inishmore lighthouse was too high and it did not cover the entrances to the North or South Sounds of the Islands. The lighthouse originally had a fixed optic lamp which was supplied by the Chance Brothers of Birmingham. In... Continue Reading →
Day 15: St Joseph's Industrial School I came to Letterfrack, a small village in the Connemara area of County Galway, to research St Joseph's Industrial School, otherwise known as Letterfrack Reformatory School. The school was opened in 1887, and run by the Congregation of Christian Brothers. St Joseph's received a lasting notoriety through revelation of physical... Continue Reading →
Day 14: Diamond Hill, Letterfrack Diamond Hill is a large hill south-east of Letterfrack in County Galway. I came to Letterfrack to visit GMIT Galway, the former site of St Joseph's Industrial School. The school was opened in 1887, and run by the Congregation of Christian Brothers (more on that in my next post) After wandering around the... Continue Reading →
Day 13: Galway City Galway city is a true gem, with traditional Irish charm without the global bustle of bigger cities like Dublin. Galway is known as Ireland's Cultural Heart and is renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals, celebrations and events. Every November, Galway hosts the Tulca Festival of Visual Arts as well as numerous... Continue Reading →
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Day 12: St Nicholas' Collegiate Church The Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas is a medieval church building in Galway. It is a collegiate church (established under two or more church leaders) and the parish church of St. Nicholas' Church of Ireland parish, which covers Galway city. It was founded in 1320 and dedicated to Saint Nicholas of Myra,... Continue Reading →
Due to yesterday's special International Women's Day Feature Author posts, I am doubling up on the images today. Today also marks a year to the day when I returned to my beloved Galway, one of my favourite cities in the world. Galway is a city in the West of Ireland, in the province of Connacht. Galway... Continue Reading →
From the time Lea Scott picked up her first crayon, creative writing has been one of her lifelong passions. Her mother’s cupboards are filled with self-illustrated books and stories penned from an early age. Other random life skills she has gained along the way include the ability to bait her own fishhook and shoot with a... Continue Reading →