More gift ideas, these are the new ones I’ve posted online during February.
By now I’ve got a growing number of Jigsaw Puzzles and Playing Cards listed for sale.
That’s twelve more gift ideas added to those online previously.
If you like doing Jigsaw Puzzles, you might like some of these featuring photographs taken outdoors.
Don’t forget I also publish low content books several times every month.
All the photos available as Jigsaw Puzzles are also used as the reverse side of Playing Cards.
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Inchagoill Island, Lough Corrib
There are hundreds of islands in Lough Corrib but this is the only one accessible by foot or vehicle.
It’s also one of the biggest and probably the only one with people living on it.
The road onto the island starts from the village of Ower, which is in the Headford area.
It’s in the northern part of the lake, just off the eastern shore.
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Terryglass, Co. Tipperary
Just like Headford, Terryglass is situated on the north eastern bank of a lake.
This is Lough Derg, the most southerly lake on the River Shannon, Ireland’s longest river.
The shores of Lough Derg borders three counties, Tipperary to the east, Clare and Galway to the west.
Terryglass is a small but picturesque village, with a lovely view of the lake.
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Bridge, Cong, Co. Mayo
The village of Cong is very close to the border of counties Mayo and Galway.
It’s mostly in Mayo but some of the it is in Galway, and this part may.
This part could be in Galway, but without being sure I’m guessing it’s Mayo.
Whether or which, it’s a particularly scenic village with plenty photographic opportunities.
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Snow in Galway
As I write this, it’s snowing outside, which is unusual where I live.
This photograph was taken the last time it snowed, almost three years ago, March 2018.
It’s nice to seat occasionally, particularly when it doesn’t happen too often, and here it doesn’t
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Owenriff River, Oughterard
Oughterard is north of Galway City, on the western shore of Lough Corrib, and on the eastern part of Connemara.
The Owenriff River flows south through part of Connemara and enters Lough Corrib right in the town of Oughterard.
This photograph was taken just at it reaches the town, in a small but lovely park.
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Boats on Lough Derg
This photo was taken in Mountshannon, Co. Clare on the western shore of Lough Derg.
The River Shannon rises in Northern Ireland and flows south through the centre of Ireland.
It eventually winds its way to Limerick City where it enters the sea, through a long estuary.
Mountshannon is one of several small towns that lie on the banks of Lough Derg.
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Doo Lough, Co. Mayo
South west County Mayo is sparsely populated but includes some wonderful scenery.
Doo Lough is a small lake, but a big part of the scenery, particularly looking south with mountains surrounding it.
This part of Mayo is easy to miss, the natural south-north route being from Connemara to Westport and visa versa.
You have to remember that this place exists and find the way through it, and you won’t regret it.
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Ballina is the main town in north County Mayo and another gateway to some great scenery to its north and west.
To the north east is County Sligo wit some great beaches, and the magnificent Benbulban mountain.
Then to the south there’s Lough Conn which leads into the south on the county.
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Blake’s Hill, Galway
Blake’s Hill is at the very northern end of Galway City, at the southern entrance to Connemara.
The water in front of it is the sea, it’s called Rusheen Bay, and is just off Galway Bay.
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St. Clare River, Galway
One river, The Corrib enters Galway, and it’s also the one the enters the sea, after flowing through the city.
However, within the city it breaks into several small rivers, and a canal.
This is one of them, which is mostly hidden from general view as it passes a convents and schools.
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These houses are on the coast road into Connemara and are very typical of the region.
There’s a lot of housed dotted along this road with no discernible structure or planning.
This is true of all rural Ireland, but it seems that there’s a greater number of such houses here.
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Salthill and Galway Bay
I suppose if there’s a focal point of Galway bay it’s along here; the promenade of Salthill and The Claddagh.
This photograph is taken at the end of The Claddagh looking towards Salthill.
This is such a popular place for people to come from miles away and walk along the seafront.
During lockdown, people must stay within five km. of home, there’s still plenty people, living close by, who walk here everyday.
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