Friday, March 31, 2006

Recent Rugby

The under 12's had a match against Enniskillen last weekend. It was handy enough but a decent prep game all the same for the upcoming trip to Leeds.

This was supposed to be a contested line out....

Diarmuid's not tall - he's just got big hair :)

Not a bad view


Triona and myself are away off to Nevan Maguire's (from the Telly and all the books) restaurant tonight for our supper - courtesy of Dave and Majella (thanks guys). It's called McNeans Bistro, and it's over in Blacklion in Co. Cavan.

I'll post a blow by blow shortly :) (I'm salivating already)

Update: OK ok - I got some spellings wrong it seems. It's Neven Maquire's and the restaurant is called MacNean Bistro.

The food was as good as expected and lives up to the hype. There must have been 5 or 6 courses, all excellent. The place is cosy but comfortable. The staff were excellent. The accommodation was being renovated and we were told our room had just been finished that day. Our room was not fully furnished but was spacious and I'm sure when complete it will be lovely.

Breakfast was excellent (you must have the porridge - it's got booze in it!) and our order was taken by Neven himself, who was very friendly and jovial.

Needless to say we will be returning here again. I can't recommend the place enough. Thanks again to Dave and Majella for the gift.

Last week

Had a great weekend last with my foster kin - Paul came home to Roscommon town for a flying visit so we all got together to make the most of it. Sorry - no pics yet (Triona forgot the camera yet again). Will post some though when Clive and Paul forward them.

On a side note - The Central bar has gone to the dogs (actually that's a slur on dogs - they don't smell that bad). Gleesons guest house is the business - probably the best place to stay in town. Most shops in town now have sliding doors (I know you are probably saying what's wrong with that - but come on, this is Rosommon I'm talking about - it's just plain weird and even a little sad).
T'was good to be back though.

Thursday, March 30, 2006


Took the covers off Jomani yesterday and hopefully she'll be in the water this weekend. Lots of cleaning to do and I'm looking for volunteers :)

Jomani, pictured late last year.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Tim playing around with Rosie....

Jenny sends on this picture of Tim playing with Rosie ...

It's not quite what I expected. Besides, Rosie isn't fat, she's just big boned.

Recent Rugby

Diarmuid's team had a match last Saturday against St. Mary's from Dublin. It ended in a 7 all draw (7 tries each that is). The club put on food and a big TV so we could all watch the big match (Ireland v England) together afterwards.

Diarmuid leaving a trail of destruction after him on one of his mazey try scoring runs (he was on fire!)

and another...

No comment ( on the telly)

Wednesday, March 22, 2006


Tim and myself had a training hike for the Trek Scotland event (don't forget to donate!!) last weekend in beautiful Glendalough, Co. Wicklow.

We trekked about 17km through all sorts of terrain including snow!

All in all it was a great trek and a supper way to get over St. Patricks day. Really looking forward to Scotland now.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Some pictures from Shelly's birthday

Jenny sent me on a few pictures from Shelly's birthday party recently

This last one is fantastic - really takes you back! Thanks Jen.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Big Boobies!

Triona discovered 'these' peeping out at her through a window. Who leaves stuff like this on their window sill?

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Happy Birthday Shelly!

Yes - another Durkin birthday :)

We all got together on Saturday night to celebrate with Shelly. Great night had by all in The Moorings

I forgot to bring a camera (or rather Triona forgot) but I have this picture of Joanne and Shelly taken at Fidelma's birthday recently.

Friday, March 03, 2006

-8 last night - grand and soft...

Kipper was actually shivering this morning. He soon ran it off though.

More snow again today - it shows up for an hour or two then vanishes again.

It's funny the effect snow has on this country, especially the drivers. Makes the place look nice and clean though.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

More snow today

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Snow Day!!

It's amazing how this country goes to pot when we get even the slightest smattering of snow. Cars in ditches, schools closed and general chaos everywhere! Still it looks nice. Here's a few pictures from my walk with the dogs from this morning:

Big bird

Strange looking cows me thinks

No dogs allowed

I'm not sure if Kipper's paw is cold or he's ready to pounce

More snow on the way

Triona heading off to work