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Monday, June 24, 2013

Ireland - last pictures


The Post Office in O'Connell St.

Traditional Irish shops in Gallway.  Ireland has benefited from European Union funding and now has a much higher standard of living than when I first went there about 12 years ago.  The average wage in Ireland is now much higher than in the UK.   However this has come at a price but they seem to be getting back on track, although it doesn't seem to bother the ordinary person

Once a village necessity but now just a looked after feature.  Perhaps a reminder of what it was like! 
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Sunday, June 16, 2013

What made Dublin famous?????

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A name thats known the world over.  At one time 8000 people worked in the brewery but now due to  modernisation of the brewing process the figure is about 800.

Friday, June 14, 2013

In Dublins fair city, I first set my eyes on............

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sweet Molly Malone.
Away for a week or so travelling around Ireland, and the weather has not been too bad.  Rain yes, but not all the time.  I'll post some more pictures later.

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Gower coastline

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These were taken on a walk from Caswell Bay....if only it was sunny all summer!

Monday, June 03, 2013

Mike's birthday ride

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Mike is second from the left.  He's amazing, he cycle's most days and when he can't get out uses the turbo trainer in his garage.  We did about 60 miles on the Saturday, and another 25 -30 on the Sunday.  He led all the way.
What a role model.