So What Now?

July 20th marked the end of Paid To Dance, a book series I had been working on since 2016. It is the end of an era, but I am ready to close the book on this particular chapter (pardon the pun) and get started on something fresh. I'm going to take it easy for the... Continue Reading →

Ireland: 31 Days, 31 Pictures: Day 16- Salthill

Salthill (Irish: Bóthar na Trá) is a seaside area in the City of Galway in the west of Ireland. There is a two kilometer long promenade, locally known as "the Prom" overlooking Galway Bay. I came to Salthill upon the recommendation of my Airbnb host Laura. I was also interested in locating the Salthill garda station as part of... Continue Reading →

Ireland: 31 Days, 31 Pictures: Day 6- National University of Ireland (Galway)

Day #6: The National University if Ireland (Galway) The university opened for teaching in 1849 as Queen's College, Galway with 37 professors and 91 students. A year later it became part of the Queen's University of Ireland. The Irish Universities Act (1908) made this college a constituent college of the new National University of Ireland,... Continue Reading →

Ireland: 31 Days, 31 Photos. Day #5: Ballinasloe

Ballinasloe is a town in the easternmost part of County Galway in Ireland. It is one of the largest towns in County Galway with a population of approximately 7,200 people. I came to Ballinasloe to research St. Brigid's, formally the Connacht District Lunatic Asylum, opened in County Galway in 1833. Standing on the edge of the village,... Continue Reading →

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