Archive for January 2010

BBC Virtual Revolution spins off target

Jan 31st, 2010 | By

Last night’s BBC programme, The Virtual Revolution, charting the two decades since the invention of the World Wide Web was something of a Curate’s Egg. Interviews with an impressive array industry figures gave the programme gravitas, but the central premise was flawed. The aim seemed to be to show that the Web’s raison d’être was [...]

The Road to the Sea

Jan 29th, 2010 | By

On her third day in Polranny, our guest Bernadette Paternotte writes: “Today I turned my back on Achill Sound and walked in the opposite direction. Turning left, I took a side road towards the coast. I stood there for a while, absorbing my surroundings…

The Next Day…

Jan 22nd, 2010 | By

Polranny guest Bernadette Paternotte continues her Irish diary: “The next day I walked to Achill Sound. The weather was chilly and overcast but dry. Achill Sound is located on Achill Island with a bridge connecting the island to Ireland. It’s the large…

A New Guest Arrives…

Jan 17th, 2010 | By

Polranny guest Bernadette Paternotte writes: “On 21 August 2009 I took a taxi to Polranny House from Westport. It was evening and already dark when I arrived. Once I’d entered the house and turned on the lights, I wasn’t shy about checking everything o…

Some photots of Winter 2009/10 in Mayo

Jan 12th, 2010 | By

Here are a few photos I took since Christmas of around the area. They were all taken within a few miles from the house. Pontoon, Achill Island, Newport and Crossmolina.

Ballintubber Abbey Weddings in Mayo

Jan 11th, 2010 | By

You would not believe the amount of wedding photography enquiries I am getting for Ballintubber Abbey in Mayo over the last two weeks. It is a beautiful little church though and has nice surroundings also. (Makes my job as a wedding photographer so muc…

As Smooth as Silk

Jan 8th, 2010 | By

The side of a fallen tree at Bleanáskill Lodge, Achill’s secret garden run by Pirate friends Willen and Doutsje ( Annie. Click to enlarge


Jan 8th, 2010 | By

I must say I’m not taking as many photos as id like of all this frost and snow we have. Over the next few days I plan on getting a few though.Yesterday I went for a quick drive around the Nephin Beg range which is not too far from here although I did l…

A Child’s Paradise…

Jan 1st, 2010 | By

…your very own house in the woods at the Valley House hostel on nearby Achill Island.Photo: Annie