My housematesI spent the holiday sharing a house on a self-catering basis. Here are the happy band from the second week: me, Frances, Matylda, with Tok draped along the back of the sofa.
Hard at workSome of the members of the level 3 Irish course hard at work in the college.
The ceilidhWe were allowed some fun: it wasn't all hard work. Personally I really enjoyed the dancing: practice on Monday evening then a ceilidh each Wednesday - really great fun...not too sure I can remember the details of everything though, but I can count to seven in Irish! Pity the photo is a wee bit blurred, but people kept moving while I took the shot. Can anyone recognise themselves?
Donegal FiddlingOnce or twice I made it into one of the local pubs, where there was usually a bit of a session on: this shot is of James Byrne and about six other fiddlers going at high speed in the Glen Head.
James ByrneHere's yer man again, this time in Roarty's with, I think, his daughter(?). He really is an excellent fiddler.
Rusty Mackeral, TeelinNo, really, it wasn't all pubs! This was a cooling glass of Club lemon in the Rusty Mackeral at 5p.m. after the Environment class had climbed (a bit of) Sliabh Liag on a very hot day.
(left to right) Annie, Seán (the teacher), Maire,me,Oona, Tony, Molly and a bit of Susan.
The signal tower againI climbed Glen Head to the tower three times this year! This happy band is: Paula, Tok, Michelle, me, Edel and Lisa. Notice the lack of footwear of certain people! How my little car got along the road with all this lot in I don't know.
Tok in the towerObviously they breed them healthy in Alaska: the door is about thirty feet up but Tok wanted to see inside so got up about 10 feet of wall to a window without mechanical assistance. Apparently there isn't much to see inside anyway.
Bedtime againNial from the Environment course trying out Colum Cille's bed for size
Paula in bedThat bed was really popular - and there was me saying it was a bit uncomfortable. Let's hope any prayers we said are answered.