Photo of the day (1) – Sunset at Grange


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Three Amigos!


Evening lads
MB decided to do au revoir blog post for you all on account of fact will be traveling through the sky from Middle East to Ireland on Friday morning, and later that day heading from Dublin to HX. So will be just too busy to cater for your ever growing needs. The HX family is growing weekly lads, al hamdillah, and it can’t be much longer before MB chucks in the day job to focus solely on spending the large advert revenue that is most assuredly heading his way. Allah u akbar for sure.

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Monday Mono – Knockainey Hill


Knockainey Hill, South West Ireland

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning! (Grange Stone Circle)


Good morning – circa 7am. Grange Stone Circle, South West Ireland. 21 June 2013. Summer Solstice Morning. The headstone throws a dramatic shadow across the center of the circle.

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Take Break


Greetings lads.
MB bit subdued tonight. Been long tiring week. Thank God it’s over and weekend is upon us. MB needs break. Thank God it’s Thursday, as we never say back home.

Enchanting HX & the enchanted lake. With pin marker on the football pitches.
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Tuesday Tickle – This Life!


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Monday Mono – Bacon Photography


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Saturation


Blog Post Nr 100!

21 December 2012. Winter solstice early morning. Outside my front door, more or less. Incredible sky.

Saturation – from the Gods!

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For AR!


Long time follower AR contacted MB earlier this week all excited and hormonal about last weekend’s All Ireland football final. In case you don’t know lads (& Pakistani taxi driver from the Tora Bora mountains recently told MB he never heard of Ireland so who knows!) Dublin is the capital city of Ireland. And similar to when the Brits are playing against any other team – we always shout for the other team – when the Dubs are playing the entire rest of the country becomes ABDs (anyone but Dublin!).

But on account of AR being a long-time follower, and AR being a true blue Dub, MB decided to put his ABD feelings aside to make special blog post for AR, featuring pic sent by AR few days back.

Big congrats AR. And sentiments aside, it’s a cracking pic! Shukran jazilan (ta very much) as we say out these parts.

MB

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Fighting On The Beaches!


Morning boys and girls

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Monday Mono – My Father


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Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines to Patterns


Jewelry from Yemen

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HX Report – Food Glorious Food!


Morning boys & girls
Greetings to you all as MB packs his Dubai bags to return to Saudi Arabia once more. Saudi visa secured last night, so back to meet all MB’s Saudi friends tomorrow morning. Inshallah.

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Tuesday Tickle: Haputale/Today’s bread today!


You got to be Irish to get the reference!

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Monday Mono – New Church


New Church (In Gaelic – Teampall Nua)
There is an old church ruin called ‘New Church’ (or ‘Teampall Nua’ in the Irish Gaelic language) back in HX, next to Lough Gur lake (check out loughgur.com).

Teampall Nua was built in 1679 and replaced an older chapel which was used by the local Earls of Desmond. It is still referred to as New Church (or by its Gaelic name) to this day. It was endowed with a chalice and patten which bear the inscription:

The guift of the Right Honourable Rachel Countess Dowager of Bath to her chappel att Loughgur in the Kingdom of Ireland Anno Domini 1679” 

The famous Irish poet/harpist Thomas O’ Connellan, who died in 1698 in nearby Bourchiers Castle, is buried here in an unmarked grave, as is Owen Bresnan (1847-1912), local poet and historian.

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