Friday, 22 January 2016

Irish Fences and Five on Friday





Behind the barrier at Dublin airport
a Scottish Highlander arrives 
to cheer on his team at the annual 
rugby game
Ireland vs Scotland.




The fence alongside Dublin's Liffey river
with the Halfpenny bridge






Our tour bus stopped at this shop
in the middle of the countryside.
It was jam-packed full of top quality
Irish linens, woollen jerseys and so much more.

I fell in love with a blue tweed jacket....
I dithered about and decided to leave it in the shop....
it was a hot Summer's day
and hard for me to envisage the cold Winter days back home.
Wouldn't you know, I've regretted it ever since
isn't that always the way - c'est la vie!



I hope you've enjoyed seeing a variety of fences from
Ireland!

I'm joining Theresa for Good Fences
and


Take care and
be kind to one another

à bientôt


Shane









45 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, great collection of images. Ireland is on my bucket list, I like the bridge, flowers and the last pretty view of the water. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

Grantham Lynn said...

Oh what a great group of shots. I loved all the fences.
Thanks for the mini tour!

Mary said...

Great fence pix here Shane - and I loved seeing some of your Irish stops along the way. We plan to visit there late Spring IF we can get our act together - things are moving slowly BUT if we're hit with the expected severe ice storm tomorrow perhaps it will be a good day for planning as we won't be going far!

Hugs - Mary

Rosemary said...

Hello Shane - I had the same experience in Kashmir last April, I dithered about a proper genuine kashmiri scarf, it was expensive, but now I really regret that I didn't buy it.
Ireland is a lovely country to visit both the north and the south. For a little country it has so much to offer the visitor.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Lovely images you have captured of your wonderful trip to Ireland! I have always wanted to go.... Love the beautiful bridge. x Karen

Christine said...

You were so close to me! Did you make it to Northern Ireland? Glad you enjoyed your time in Ireland & I see you actually enjoyed some fair weather too! That's always a bonus!
Have. Great day!
Christineandhercamera.blogspot.com?

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh Rugby game Irish vs Scotland, how exciting. My kids are both on their father's side, and my son played rugby in school also. I love the kilts that the Scottish wear, especially the red plaid. What a pretty bride this is. Thank you for following us, Shane, and I'm following you now too.

~Sheri

Red Rose Alley said...

ps my red rose isn't showing up yet on your followers link, but I'm sure it will soon. It seems that blogger has lots of glitches lately. :) Have a sweet day.

~Sheri

LV said...

Enjoyed this so much and found interesting. Never will make it to your part of the world.

podso said...

An interesting and varied collection of fences! Would love to visit Ireland!

Linda Kunsman said...

what lovely photos Shane! One day I WILL see similar when I get to Ireland...
I just got a heavy Irish sweater but locally (the owner is Irish and goes back and forth to Ireland to shop- hubby and I LOVE his shop and restaurant) and I LOVE my sweater!

Mimi said...

Ireland remains on my wish list too, Shane. If I can ever drag myself away from France! Gorgeous shots and the guy in the kilt is one diehard fan! Love, Mimi xxx

TexWisGirl said...

love the kilted gent, that bridge is awesome!! and sorry you regret passing on the jacket! thanks for linking these!

Stephanie said...

My precious Great-Grandma Maxie was from Ireland - how I long for the day that I can visit this beautiful country.

Thank you, sweet Shane, for sharing your wonderful photos. Wishing you a beautiful weekend. Love and hugs!

Jeannie Marie said...

I did enjoy the fences, the one across the bridge took my breath away it was so beautiful! I also enjoyed seeing the man in the kilt, an unexpected pleasure!

Vee said...

What a beautiful country! I have often had similar feelings about the perfect blue jacket that got away.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Perhaps an email to that shop might just end up yielding a jacket via mail order? Good luck.

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful photos and such a beautiful country ~

Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

Patricia said...

The Halfpenny Bridge is very pretty Shane; hope we see that. I had to Google Macken of Ireland, as it sounds very appealing. At Killarney I think? We must go there - my mother grew up in Killarney, Queensland! Thank you for the lovely glimpse of the Emerald Isle. xox

Pamela Gordon said...

Loved the fences and the Scotsman in his kilt. It looks beautiful in Ireland. Have a lovely weekend Shane. Hugs. Pam

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Shane,

I loved seeing your beautiful photos of Ireland and it is a place I would like to go and visit one day. My Fathers family were from Ireland and my Mothers from Scotland. Such fun with the match between the Scottish team and the Irish and wonder who won!
Shame about the jacket and do you think you could email them and see if you are able to purchase it?
Happy weekend and many thanks for the kind visit to my blog.
Hugs
Carolyn

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Shane,
Lovely photos with fond memories.
Oh, don't we all have some stories of things we WISHED we had bought because they never came around a second time and the fondness didn't go away...
Wishing you a happy weekend.
Hugs,
Mariette

Claudia said...

Dear Shane,
thank oyu for those wodnerful pictures!
Wishing you a wonderful and joyful weekend,
Love and hugs,
Claudia xo

Margaret Adamson said...

Love the variety of fneces in this post. Loved seeing the Halfpenny Bridge again and the Clover is gorgeous behind the fence.

mamasmercantile said...

Beautiful five. Such a shame to regret not buying the jacket. Have you checked the shop out on line? You might get lucky. Have a wonderful weekend.

eclectichomelife said...

What a fun post Shane. I love Ireland and what a great way to show it off. Live the force with the pink flowers. Sorry you regret not buying the blue tweed. You need to go out and spoil yourself now instead!!

helmiriitta 10 said...

I have never been to Ireland but wished to see the costs and all that green. A cute guy in skirt :)

Linda P said...

Hello Shane. A great set of varied photos with an Irish theme. I always wish my luggage was more expandable when travelling! I've never been to Ireland despite being so near, but I would love to visit and see for myself. Thank you for sharing.

Jeanie said...

What good fences these are! And I do love seeing images from Ireland!

Shortbread and Ginger said...

Great photos and nice to see some sunshine!
Liz

Latane Barton said...

Your post makes me yearn for the wonderful countryside of Ireland. Beautiful and well done post.

Lorrie said...

What lovely images of Ireland, especially that delicate white bridge. It's like a fairy tale setting.
There are a few items I wish I'd purchased when I saw them, too. Irish linen would be a weakness for me.

Madeline's Album said...

Thanks for sharing these fences and Ireland with us. Enjoyed the post very much. Have a blessed day and wonderful weekend. Madeline

Dorthe said...

Wonderful fences, from Ireland, and oh that bridge is beautiful. I would love to visit Ireland ,too, great you had such a fantastic, tour, dear Shane !!
Dorthe, xxoo

Daniela said...

I love Ireland and these wonderful photographs of yours have open to me a little window on this fabulous Country !
Thank you so very much, darling Shane!
May your weekend be filled with joy,
sending so much love and gratitude to you
Dany

Mac n' Janet said...

Nice collection of photos. It's been a number of years since we've been to Ireland so it was good to see them.

linda said...

great photo's thank you for sharing. :)

Amy at love made my home said...

What wonderful memories - and fences! - from your travels. The first one really made me smile!!! You have a great sense of humour. So glad you had such a wonderful time when you visited Ireland. Thank you for joining Five On Friday, happy weekend! xx

Ida said...

Lucky, Lucky you to visit Ireland. It's the only country I've ever wanted to visit & so far the closet I've gotten is seeing it through photos like yours. - They were wonderful. That bridge fencing was so pretty & the pink flowers by the fence were delightful. - Sorry that you regretted not buying that jacket.

Crimson Kettle said...

It looks beautiful, so close yet I've never been. :-)

Tracy said...

I'm saving my pennies for my big trip to the UK and Iceland in July/ August so I can spend without too much dithering. I think there will still be plenty of things that I leave behind and regret.
Ireland looks amazing.

Marilyn Miller said...

I especially love the fence with the pink flowers. Such a pretty photo.

Pondside said...

Such lovely images of Ireland - a place I'd love to visit. I sympathise with your regret over the jacket. I have done the same thing. I have since learned though, to 'buy it if I love it, as I'll not be back this way again'.

Nora @ Teacup Tales said...

Such a joy to see the beautiful Irish landscape along the various fences!

Alison said...

Great photos from your Irish trip, such a beautiful country isn't it? Popping by from Five on Friday. xx

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