The Year of O'Flaherty is a year-long celebration of events & activities in Co. Galway throughout 2018 of the life & works of Roderic O’Flaherty or Ruaidhrí Ó Flaithbheartaigh, the 17th century Moycullen-born historian & scholar of international renown, 300 years after his death.
The concept was conceived by Moycullen Historical Society. A broad series of events and activities to suit a range of tastes will be held between Moycullen, An Spidéal and at Aughnanure Castle in Oughterard throughout the year.
Please note that this programme is subject to change but any changes will be announced by Moycullen Historical Society.
For more information about any of the events contact Moycullen Historical Society at email@example.com The first event of the year is on next Tuesday evening in Moycullen where Eugene Jordan will give a talk on the life and works of Roderic O'Flaherty. All are welcome but advance booking with Moycullen Historical Society is essential to guarantee your space.
Not many better way to start my day on tour than taking a stroll through Killarney national park.
I've been to so many beautiful places in Ireland but I have to say this has to be one of my favourite.
Where's your favourite?
I had a busy day today with just a little anxiety and so had to settle on posting this image of the castle at Shrule.
I drove to Galway today and did so in the electric car, the journey down to Galway was without incident and as I started the journey home I checked the battery charge and decided I had plenty of charge left for the return trip, and I did , but on two separate occasions I passed signs on the road for Lough Corrib and thought to myself , that a picture of a boat on Lough Corrbl might be good!!! It must be at least two weeks since I posted a picture of a boat! On the first turn off I found my way to the Lough, but there were no boats and nothing to photograph, on the second turn off I could see the charge falling in the car to a level where I was not sure would I make it to the next charger and so had to turn back before I reached the lough. its then the anxiety began to kick in, according to the car I had 33km to travel and had a range of 50km, plenty.... or so you might think. But I have seen the range indicator in the car described as a "guess-o-metre" and so it was . The more I worried about it the faster the kilometres seemed to drop, despite my careful economical driving style. Anyway I did make it to the charge point in in Ballindine, the car had issued me with several audible warnings of "low Battery charge" and "find charge point now" so I was very relieved to pull in to the the charger. I plugged the car in and the meter on the charger read "0" for the charge remaining in my battery! So now you know why I am posting a view of the castle, I had to pass it , and it meant I did not turn off the road at all.