An American in Wexford, Ireland, Ireland, IRELAND SITES AND SOUNDS, Places of Interest, Travel

SPRING MUST BE HERE…GOT THE BUG!

I usually spend the winters in Ireland to avoid the snows of Ohio.  Mind,  I was born and raised in upstate NY- Albany, so you would think the snow of Ohio wouldn’t bother me BUT as I have gotten older, shoveling, slip sliding away on the roads have become an extremely unpleasant experience and so I… Read More SPRING MUST BE HERE…GOT THE BUG!

An American in Wexford, Ireland, Ireland, IRELAND SITES AND SOUNDS, Places of Interest, Travel

SCULPTURE IN IRELAND- ROADWAYS

Ireland calls itself the land of saints and scholars.  Many categories come under scholars, including artists and writers.  As I travel looking for gates and doors to photograph, I have also taken a few pix of the roadway sculptures. I recently learned that Ireland has a law that took 1% of the cost of building a… Read More SCULPTURE IN IRELAND- ROADWAYS

Genealogy, Ireland, IRELAND SITES AND SOUNDS, Places of Interest

FINBARR FURY- ALSO REAL IRISH MUSIC

Finbar Furey is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, songwriter, storyteller, actor, and a member of the renowned Furey family of musicians. Always at the forefront of musical change, Finbar’s successful career and extensive touring all over the world with his brothers introduced a whole new audience to their music and instruments. After thirty years touring with the… Read More FINBARR FURY- ALSO REAL IRISH MUSIC

Furniture, Ireland, Whimsey, Wood

HAND TURNED PEN SETS-Do you know what BUBINGA is???

The first pen set you see was made in our shop in Ireland {This shop has the lathe} with a wood called Bubinga. Bubinga is an African Hardwood, specifically an Equatorial Africa of western Africa including Gabon, Congo, and Angola. sometimes called the African Rosewood, it may resemble other hardwood mahogany wood from South American.… Read More HAND TURNED PEN SETS-Do you know what BUBINGA is???