Music in Donegal Ireland – Unexpected

Music is a way of life in Donegal with most people playing an instrument or several. Many visitors carry their instruments with them when they travel and head straight for one of the pubs to join a session. Donegal fiddle players hosts some of the best traditional players in Ireland. I was fortunate to spend the summer in Glencomcille and got to witness many of these players in the pubs in … Continue reading Music in Donegal Ireland – Unexpected

Sheep of Ireland…..

I overheard a conversation between an Australian who grew up on a sheep station and an Irish man who also raised sheep. Australian man:  So how many acres do you have back home? Irish man: Eight Australian man: 800 or 8,000 acres? Irish man: Ummm just eight! I had a silent giggle….in Australia we are accustomed to think in big numbers with either travelling or our sheep numbers –  due … Continue reading Sheep of Ireland…..

Early Morning Rain Drops in Donegal – Delicate – Clear – Mezmerised

An early morning walk to Ti Linn pier in Donegal displayed a magical scene. Minute delicate rain drops hung from the plants and flowers like teeny crystal balls. You become mesmerized at how they could just ‘hang’ on the tiny stems – almost suspended in the air…. Thoughts of fanciful fairy stories floated though my head as I knelt to look at natures incredible display. If I wasn’t walking … Continue reading Early Morning Rain Drops in Donegal – Delicate – Clear – Mezmerised

Ireland Ti Linn – Donegal – Marine – Seaweed – Gateway

Exploring the tiny port of Ti Linn – gateway to take a boat trip with Slabh Liag Boat Tours and view the magnificent raw cliffs of Slieve League – Irelands Atlantic Wild Way. © Lexa Harpell  **Please note – all images are subject to copyright – Lexa Harpell.   Not to be used for commercial or personal purposes without my permission. If you wish to use them in … Continue reading Ireland Ti Linn – Donegal – Marine – Seaweed – Gateway

Ireland – The Rusty Mackeral – Music – Soulful – Respect

I walked past this pub in Ti Linn, Donegal on a bad weather day from walking the cliffs of Slieve League – not a soul in sight. The next afternoon was a Sunday, the sun was out and the pub was packed –  grass roots traditional Irish music wafted through the rooms – the locals were singing. In most places singers/musicians play to entertain you – yet I’ve found in the small … Continue reading Ireland – The Rusty Mackeral – Music – Soulful – Respect

Ireland – The Rusty Mackeral, Ti Linn, Donegal – Music – Soulful – Respect

Ireland – The Rusty Mackeral – Music – Soulful – Respect I walked past this pub in Ti Linn, Donegal on a bad weather day from walking the cliffs of Slieve League – not a soul in sight. The next afternoon was a Sunday, the sun was out and the pub was packed –  grass roots traditional Irish music wafted through the rooms – the locals were singing. In most places singers/musicians … Continue reading Ireland – The Rusty Mackeral, Ti Linn, Donegal – Music – Soulful – Respect