Windmills Kiltimagh

Windmills / wind turbines in Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo. They are on a raised site with some television mast and amazing view of Croagh Patrick and the surrounding areas in Co. Mayo.  Along with the windmills there are a number of bogs up the hills / mountains for turf cutting.

Spring Lambs in County Mayo

Spring lambs in Derrylahen, Co. Mayo, Ireland soaking in some of the nice Spring Irish weather…

Titanic

This 76ft replica model of the RMS Titanic which was built in Addergoole Co. Mayo was launched on Lough Conn near Crossmolina (behind Pontoon Bridge Hotel). It was lit up in the night sky while the Mayo Titanic Ball took place on Friday 13th April, 2012 as part of the Mayo Titanic Cultural Week 8th – 15th April 2012

The Addergoole Titanic Society is dedicated to preserving and celebrating the wonderful memory of fourteen young emigrants from the parish of Addergoole who left Ireland for a better life in America, in 1912, on the ill-fated Titanic. Only three of our fourteen friends and neighbors survived the sinking.

On Thursday 11th April 1912, one hundred and thirteen steerage passengers (third Class) boarded Titanic at Queenstown (Cobh) in Cork. Fourteen of these passengers were from Addergoole Parish (Lahardane). Eleven of these fourteen died when RMS Titanic sank on her maiden voyage, east of Newfoundland, having struck an iceberg.

The Mayo passengers are known locally as the Addergoole Fourteen.
The 3 who survived were; Annie Kate Kelly, Delia McDermott, Annie McGowan.
The 11 who perished were; Catherine Bourke, John Bourke, Mary Bourke, Mary Canavan, Pat Canavan, Bridget Donohue, Nora Fleming, James Flynn, Catherine McGowan, Delia Mahon, Mary Mangan.

The loss of these 11 young emigrants represents the largest proportionate loss of life from any single locality on RMS Titanic.

Dying Rose

Dying cream rose surrounded by pink daisies…

Veteran’s Memorial

VETERANS MEMORIAL the bronze monument on the lawn in front of Adare Manor is a memorial given by the Kane Family to honour those Irish-born men and women who, over the years, have served in the Armed Forces of the United States.

The memorial was designed and sculpted by A. Thomas Schomberg in 1986 under commission by Mr. & Mrs. Thomas F. Kane, owners of Adare Manor and cast in triplicate.

A special dedication ceremony was held at Adare Manor, Adare, County Limerick on 2 May 1999 at the conclusion of the Irish tour of “The Wall That Heals”.

The memorial statue commissioned by the owner, Mr. Thomas Kane, himself a veteran of the Vietnam War was dedicated to the memory of the Irish U. S. soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen who were killed or died in Vietnam.

It was also dedicated to the members of The Irish Defence Forces who were killed or died on United Nations (U. N.) missions from the Congo to the Lebanon.

This memorial is a striking symbol of the ultimate sacrifices which servicemen and women make in times of war and conflict.

It depicts the body of a dead serviceman, wrapped in his poncho, his face covered; and nothing visible except for his right arm and combat boots; his helmet placed at his feet.

Stones

Stones by a park bench looking out over the Atlantic Ocean in Mulranny Co. Mayo

Turlough

Celtic Cross and the light at night highlighting the window openings inside the abbey at the round tower in Turlough, Co. Mayo set in the grave yard showing shades of orange, and some black and white photographs as well… It’s quite an eerie place at night!!

Roses

Black and White Roses

Roses in a few different textures…  A rose by any other name would smell as sweet

Old Boat

Chipped paint on an old weather beaten boat in Newport, Co. Mayo