A Blog by Dermot Dolan

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Friday, 30 November 2018

Photograph of the Week Part 3 October 23 2016 onwards.

30 November 2018 Early morning Pilgrims on the Camino Primitivo, Spain.

Camino Primitivo

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11 November 2018. Taken this week at Glencar, Sligo/Leitrim.

Glencar.

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6 November 2018. Sorry for the lack of posts for the last few weeks, I was preoccupied doing other things. This is an archive shot taken on the Via de la Plata, Spain.

Sunrise on the Via de la Plata.

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17 October 2018 This morning on the Knocknarea looped walk, Sligo.
At Knocknarea, Sligo

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2 October 2018 Keelogyboy, Sligo.

Keelogyboy, Sligo

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23 September 2018 Croagh Patrick, Mayo. A site of ancient pilgrimage.  This photograph is looking towards  Clew Bay

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croagh_Patrick
Croagh Patrick.

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17 September 2018 The Gorge du Tarn, France, at this time of the year, a few years ago.

Gorge du Tarn.

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10 September 2018.  A nest with a view. Stork, taken on the Via de la Plata, Spain.

Stork on nest, Spain.

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3 September 2018. Pilgrim at Dawn. Taken on the Via de la Plata, Spain a few years ago.

Pilgrim at Dawn.

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27 August 2018. Taken in Winter time, Strandhill, Sligo with Benbulben in the background.

Strandhill, Sligo

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21 August 2018 Creevelea Abbey, Dromhair, Co Leitrim taken a few years ago.

Creevelea Abbey, Dromhair, Co Leitrim

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13 August 2018 A shot taken a few years ago near Lescun, on the French Pyrenees.

Clouds and Mountain Peaks.

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5 August 2018. In Vanoise National Park, France late June a few years ago.

Vanoise National Park, France

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30 July 2018. Glencar, Sligo/Leitim in Winter mists.

Glencar and King's mountain.

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22 July 2018. This was taken a week ago in my garden. it was the first rain we had in several weeks.

Raindrops on a Rose.

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15 July 2018. taken a few days ago in Strandhill, Sligo.

Evening reflection, Kite surfer, Strandhill, Sligo

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9 July 2018. Rosses Point, Sligo taken last week.

#Rosses Point, Sligo

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2 July 2018. Sunset at Coney Island, Sligo a few night ago.

Into the setting Sun, Coney island, Sligo

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24 June 2018. Kite surfer. Taken in Strandhill, Sligo a few kilometers from where I live last Thursday evening.

Strandhill, Sligo, Ireland.

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17 June 2018. Bog Cotton, taken this morning on a local Sligo walk through Ballygawley wood and up to Lough Lumman.
Bog Cotton.

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11 June 2018. Sorry for the lack of posts the last few weeks being on the Camino Portugués from Lisbon to Port. A great time in amazing company.

Porto

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21 May 2018 Taken in Provence a few years ago.

Wildflowers in a wheat field, Provence, France

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13 May 2018. Bluebells in wood near the Holywell, Sligo. Taken ten days ago.

Bluebells, Sligo

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29 April 2018 Guernica, this is a shot of Picasso's painting as a mural of Guernica in Guernica taken a few years ago. The 26th of April marked the anniversary of the bombing in 1937.

Guernica

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15 April 2018. Blue jumper, on the Camino del Norte, Spain.

Blue jumper, on the Camino del Norte, Spain.

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8 April 2018 Colourful shells on the GR 65 the Le Puy Camino, near Carjac, France.

Colourful Shells

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1 April 2018 Happy Easter everone. This photograph was taken by the roadside near Espeyrac, Aveyron, France a few years ago at this time of the year.

Spring in Aveyron.

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25 March 2018. Taken a few years ago in France. Saint-Palais, Pyrénées-Atlantiques.

Saint-Palais.

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18 March 2018. A window in France, taken a few years ago.

Blue. Still Life.

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11 March 2018. This  week a shot fron County Leitrim about 10 kms from where I live. A sense of Spring.

Not Catch 22.

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3 March 2018. I have had a lot of visitors to my blog this week from a Facebook group, Via Podiensis - Chemin du Puy-en-Velay, you are very welcome and hope you enjoy my blog. As a welcome to you I post a photograph of the Cathedral in Le Puy-en-Velay.

Cathedral in Le Puy-en-Velay.

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24 February 2018 This week a local shot. Strandhill Sunset taken during the week, a beautiful evening.

Strandhill, Sligo.

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18 February 2018 Another shot from a recent visit to Switzerland.

Aeschi bel Spiez

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11 February 2018 Sorry I had no post last week as I was travelling. This shot was taken last week in Aeschi bel Spiez, Switzerland.

Aeschi bel Spiez, Switzerland.

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28 January 2018. Glencar Lake on a Winter's evening.

Glencar Lake, Sligo/Leitrim.

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21 January 2018. A totally different shot this week. I have hiked 13,000 kilometres in the last six years and walked many Camino routes. I have slept in many different places. This was taken last year on the Camino Surest in Southern Spain. I slept that night in the changing rooms of a Sports Hall, this will give you a feel of what it is like on a long distance hike / pilgrimage.

A bed for the night.

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14 January 2018. Shadows in the Snow.

Switzerland a few years ago.

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7 January 2018 First post of the new year. I use an archive shot taken near Inerlaken, Switzerland a few years ago . It is very rarely I include myself in a post, this is an exception.

Myself at Interlaken, Switzerland.

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New Years Eve 2017. Happy new Year everyone. I pick this shot of Strandhill, Sligo, reflecting on the past and looking forward to the new. Let light shine in your year for 2018. Regards to you all  Dermot.


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Christmas Eve 2017. A very happy Christmas to all my blog friends. I have used this shot before but I think it would be a nice one to re post today. Taken near Krauchthal, Switzerland a few years ago.

Switzerland in the snow (what a surprise!!)

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22 December 2017 Strandhill, Sligo this evening.

Surfer Strandhill, Sligo.

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16 December 2017. It is that time of the year for a Snow shot. This was taken a few years ago in Switzerland.

Near Krauchthal, Switzerland.

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11 December 2017 Strandhill Beach , Sligo yesterday evening , looking very Lunar.

Strandhill Beach, Sligo.

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8 December 2017 Benbulben, Sligo taken this morning. My home ground.

Benbulben, Sligo, Ireland

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2 December 2017. This week an archive shot from Zurich in the snow.

Zurich in Winter

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23 November 2017 Strandhill, Sligo, this afternoon,




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17 November 2017. Raindrops, crystal balls of nature. Taken this week on Slieve Dargan, Sligo.

Raindrops.

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11 November 2017. Local shot again this week, Strandhill, Slgo in late evening.

Strandhill, Sligo

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4 November 2017. This is the lovely Lough Doon, Leitrim in the area where I grew up, a beautiful place. Photograph taken yesterday.

Lough Doon, Co. Leitrim

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29 October 2017 Taken this week near where I live in the North West of Ireland. Late Autumn reflections, Deerpark, Calry, Sligo

Deerpark, Calry, Sligo

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22 October 2017 This is a photograph I took a few days ago In Glencar, just 10 km approx from where I live.

Glencar, Sligo/ Leitrim, Ireland

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15 October 2017. Vignemale, Pyrénées, France. Archive shot. A very beautiful place.

Vignemale, Pyrénées, France.

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7 October 2017. From a recent hike on part of the Camino Frances in Northern Spain.

The track to Santo Domingo de la Calzada.

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1 October 2017. No posts for the last few weeks as I have been walking again, this time on the Camino Frances from St Jean Pied de Port to Burgos. Here is a shot of crossing the Pyrénées.

The Pyrénées Napolean route.

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15 September 2017
Archive shot of Rosses Point Sligo.

Rosses Point, Sligo.

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10 September 2017 Delphi, Connermara.

Delphi, Connermara.


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4 September 2017. Glassilaun Beach, Connemara, Ireland

Glassilaun Beach, Connemara, Ireland

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26 August 2017. Morning Sunburst, Hazelwood, Sligo, Ireland.

Hazelwood, Sligo.

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20 August 2017 An archive shot but still a favourite. Clouds over the Glacier at Vignemale, Pyrénées, France.

Vignemale, Pyrénées, France

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14 August 2017. Nice climb up Benbulben,  (Sligo, Ireland) last Saturday. Here is a shot looking towards the Sea with Donegal in the distant background.

From Benbulben.


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August 5 2017. Sorry for the long absence, photograph of the week is up and running again. This week I will publish a few.

Camino Sureste, Spain


Poppy fields on the Camino Sureste, Spain.

In Union Wood Sligo, with Colloooney Church in the background



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1 May 2017. Bluebells near the Holywell, Sligo taken just a few days ago.


Bluebells, Holywell, Sligo

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24 April 2017. Sorry for not posting the last few weeks. Here is a shot taken in France a few years ago.

Eglise Saint-Serin du Bosc, Quercy, France

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26 March 2017. Beautiful weather here in Sligo at the moment, so many hikes the last few days. This was taken today overlooking Glencar Lake.


View of Glencar from Copes Mountain.

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19 March 2017. Seagull in motion, Half Moon Bay, Hazelwood, Sligo

Seagull in flight.

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12 March 2017. View of the Pyrénées taken from the window at the Gite in Eylie-d'en Haut https://giteseylie.jimdo.com/ The window was open and had two side panes which were obviously mirrored in some way. The side panes were in sections so it gives "picture framed" views of the area. The image was not"photo shopped". Take a few years ago.

Pyrénées Ariége.

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5 March 2017. This is the Ladybird Spider listed as an endangered species,  I took this over three years ago in the Ardéche Department in France. It's numbers are now growing thanks to conservation work. It is the first time I have ever photographed something that was listed as an endangered species.

The Ladybird Spider, Eresus sandaliatus.

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19 February 2017 This week I go back through the archives to find a photograph I took in 2014. It is Cirque de Navacelles which is located on the Southern edge of the Massif Central, France.  Cirque de Navacelles

Cirque de Navacelles

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12 February 2017. This photograph was taken a few years back in mid November. The colour stayed in the trees late that year and were very strong.

Glencar, Sligo/Leitrim, Ireland.

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5 February 2017 Benbulben, as seen from the Lower Rosses, Sligo.

Benbulben from the lower Rosses, Sligo, Ireland

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29 January 2017. Photograph taken yesterday in my native part of the World.

Lough Gill, Hazelwood, Sligo.

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22 January 2017. A lovely Sunset last evening over the historic Queen Medb's Cairn, Knocknarea, Sligo.

Knocknarea Sunset, Sligo, Ireland

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14 January 2017 .Storm on the Wild Atlantic Way. This photograph was taken on the 12th of January on top of Benbulben, Sligo looking towards Slieve League sea cliffs in Donegal.

The Wild Atlantic.

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9 January 2017. For the first photograph of the New Year I go to the area where I grew up. A beautiful place.

Lough Doon, Newtownmanor, County Leitrim

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30 December 2016. Thank you all for visiting my blog during 2016. I hope you visit it regularly during 2017. A very happy and enjoyable New Year to you all. If you can, get out there for a hike maybe do a Camino. I now have hiked approximately 12,000 kilometres of long distance routes in just a little over five years (excluding all my daily hikes in my native North West of Ireland).

Reflecting on the year I enjoyed taking and sharing my photographs with you. In selecting a photograph to end the year I have chosen this one. I was privileged enough to have come across a Brocken spectre this year while walking the Camino Primitivo in Northern Spain This happened high above the clouds early one morning. It is a very large projection of my shadow into the sky surrounded by a multi coloured Halo. Click on the link to learn how a Brocken spectre   occurs and exactly what it is. For me it was a very special moment on a Pilgrim route.

Myself in a Brocken spectre.

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24 December 2016. A happy and peaceful Christmas to you all.

Candles in the Snow at the Holywell, Sligo, Ireland 

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It's coming near Christmas, so this week a snow scene. A traditional Swiss Farmhouse near Krauchthal.

Farmhouse in the Canton of Bern, Switzerland.

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My photograph of the week this week is again from my native place.


Taken while climbing Benbulben, it looks towards Benwiskin. It shows freshly cut turf in herringbone pattern, it also looks out to the Sea Cliffs of Donegal. I have a special section in my blog of images from Sligo/Leitrim. There are well over 100 photographs in the one place here is a direct link Sligo - Leitrim Photographs

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This week I want to let you know about about a special section I have set up in my blog. Many of you know I live in Sligo, Ireland. I hike here all the time and take photographs. I have  posted many here before but now I have created a section where you can see these images in the one place. Here is the link. Sligo Leitrim a beautiful place. Here is shot taken this week in Glencar.

Glencar Lake in the evening Fog.

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1 November 2016. An extra post this week, taken this evening on my home turf. Strandhill, Sligo. "Silhouette on the Wild Atlantic Way"

                                  "Silhouette on the Wild Atlantic Way"

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October 29 2016. This photograph was taken yesterday in my native Sligo, Ballygawley Wood in all it's Autumn glory.

Ballygawley Wood, Sligo

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October 23 2016 I seem to be having some technical issues with Photograph of the Week part 2. It is therefore time to open a new photograph of the week section.

This week the photograph is an early morning shot on the Via de la Plata, Spain. Taken near Calzada de Bejar.

Calzada de Bejar, Spain