Celebration of Irish summer: Part 2 with Video

Following on from our Irish summer 2013 celebration, catch a taste of our Irish summer  (because it’s running out fast!).

Here’s along the Béara peninsula, sticking out into the Atlantic ocean. Warning: sheep noises 🙂

Another short “video postcard”:

And here’s a tunnel of trees while driving through County Kerry in mid summer (that’s our baby Liam in the background):

Photos of our summer in Ireland

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Sasa and Liam walking along in an old garden. The locals (probably a wealthy Protestant family) planted these tropical trees about 100 years ago. The flower blooms are quite impressive.

At the entrance of a farm B&B we stayed at during the trip.

At the entrance of a farm B&B we stayed at during the trip.

Speed limits of 80km/h. That's 50mph. Wishful thinking on this back road!

Speed limits of 80km/h. That’s 50mph. Wishful thinking on this back road!

A road sign at the end of the Béara peninsula, sticking out into the Atlantic Ocean. Tír na nÓg ("the land of the youth") is a story from Irish mythology. It's out at see, and no-one gets old there.

A road sign at the end of the Béara peninsula, sticking out into the Atlantic Ocean. Tír na nÓg (“the land of the youth”) is a story from Irish mythology. It’s out at see, and no-one gets old there.

Sheep watching the moon rising over the hills near Killarney/Cill Áirne in County Kerry, Ireland.

Sheep watching the moon rising over the hills near Killarney/Cill Áirne in County Kerry, Ireland.

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These small flowers are plants you’ll find along the County Kerry coastline. It’s a relatively warm area, given the Gulf Stream coming in through the Atlantic Ocean. You’ll find some quite tropical plants growing, including species that were relatively recently introduced by people.

Something totally different: Avicii Vs Lurgan – “Wake Me Up” as Gaeilge

TG Lurgan do fantastic pop song in Irish. This one has had 500,000 views in just a few days:

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Comments

  1. Ann Cartmell says:

    I love the post cards. Thanks. TG Lurgan is fabulous – one of the main reasons, along with Celtic Thunder, that gave me an interest in learning a bit of Irish.

  2. mehull says:

    Ya take a midlin good photo. I read in a story once the words “west Londoner”.
    I think it was used to describe what most called simply Protestants.
    If this is true i like it. There were a few very Irish Protestants. Some achieved for the country legacies equal to that achieved by heroes we would describe differently, some paid as dearly for their loyalty.

    As i,ve said before, many people in Ireland think just being born on Irish soil makes you Irish. This frame of mind allows them to say that being part of England {west London}is a valid opinion because they {an Irishman] have it.

    My distinction for classification of Irish is more about what is in your heart.[what LAND are you loyal to] For instance in the photos above a west Londoner might have captioned them with comments of how well they compared to the real thing;England

    I remember reading of an Irish mother who had filled out the nationality for her son ,[born in an English hospital], as Irish. The Irate British official told her that she MUST correct the entry to “English” because he was born in ENGLAND! “A queer thing that is” she argued. “You’ll be tellin me next that if a cat has kittens in a bakery, that i`d make dem cream buns!”

    I like the term ~west Londoner~ better than ~Protestant~.
    is mise mehull

  3. Ronald says:

    Dia dhuit Eoin. Thanks for sharing your videos and pictures, I hope to visit Ireland someday soon, if I had it my way I would live there permanently. As of right now, Avicii Vs Lurgan – “Wake Me Up” as Gaeilge is up to 983,642 views!! Bye for now.

  4. Phoebe Cristina says:

    Are the lyrics available to the TG Lurgan song as Gaeilge? The text version I mean.

  5. michi says:

    TG Lurgan have a Youtube-channel and all songs are published with the lyrics:
    http://www.youtube.com/user/tglurgan?feature=watch

    Pics are great. And thanks for the video – there are TREES!!! My husband cannot travel to Ireland as there are no trees there at all. Now he has to look for another creative excuse not to go.

    Michi

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