Friday, November 22, 2013

Mental health sacrificed to help Hse's Budget.

The fight goes on.  HSE West's unjustifiable decision to close the new acute mental health unit in Ballinalsoe must be challanged and overturned.  An uncaring minister backs a questionable decision about the lives of the mst vulnerable but travels by helicopter when she is sick herself. Shame on the labour party standing over the the theft of the mental health budget from the west.


Monday, November 18, 2013

The real Pirates

These arent real pirates.  They're not even real policemen.  They are however mighty singers.   This was taken last march during the Ballinalsoe Musical Society's run of the Pirates of Penzance. These guys are sitting about 30 foot above the stage.  Great craic.  I am the one missing from the photo

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Macey south

Heard this band at the weekend ..  Words fail me.  Ex pupils of James Donohoe.  Really excellent. 

Monday, November 11, 2013

More weather.

This sign is on the lighthouse at Blacksod bay in County Mayo.  Its 135 miles away from Ballinasloe!  

Sunday, November 10, 2013


It amazes me how much the rain hurts the way we live.  A good summer seems to have dulled the memory and the return of the old wet enemy has sparked the endless round of complaints about the weather.

Just like this one...


Hello World,

Finally made it here.  Now that I've a bit of time we can ramble more together...