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Browsing Posts published in December, 2010

This evening, I am taking another trip down memory lane to present images from a recent tour of Northern Ireland, a location with which I am becoming increasingly familiar. To get to Ireland I usually take a ferry from Troon in Scotland to Larne in Northern Ireland and then embark on a island of Ireland tour. However, Northern Ireland has much to offer in its own right. Below are just a selection of images of important sites.

Carrickfergus Castle, a short drive from Larne is well worth a visit. Dates from 1177 and was continually occupied until 1928.

Carrickfergus Castle, Ireland

Carrickfergus Castle, Northern Ireland

Inside Carrickfergus Castle, Ireland

Carrickfergus Castle, Ireland

Read more on Tour Northern Ireland…

Squirrel with no tail

Tail-less Squirrel

This evening, I have chosen a very unusual if somewhat bizarre topic of animals with missing tails.

The garden (back yard) of my property is increasingly becoming a wildlife reserve with squirrels, foxes, hedgehogs and many varieties of birds.

In recent time we have noticed a very strange phenomenon as manifested in animals without tails. We have recently become aware of a grey squirrel without a key appendage and last year we had a young fox with similar disfigurement. Why these deformities have occurred in such a compact area is a complete mystery. The animals seem otherwise to be in good health. Read more on Deformed Wild Animals…

This evening, I am posting a selection of images taken during a recent tour of the Republic of Ireland.

This is Newgrange prehistoric site.

Newgrange Prehistoric Site

Newgrange Ireland

A harp made from Waterford Crystal

Waterford Crystal

Waterford Crystal, Waterford

Read more on Images of Ireland…