zaterdag 29 augustus 2015

Only in Ireland...
















...a concrete boat.
Foto: Annie, Ballina

zaterdag 22 augustus 2015

Charles Tyrrell's Paintings on Show at West Cork Arts Centre





































PS Charles's family were the original inhabitants of our house in Polranny so we are always very interested in his work and career as an artist.

zaterdag 15 augustus 2015

Pirate Guest Gea Performs at Festival in Arnhem


















During her recent stay at our house in Polranny, Gea de Vries developed a new cabaret programme that is being premiered at Arnhem's Sonsbeek Theatre Avenue on Friday, 14 August, Saturday, 15 August and Sunday 16 August. http://www.sonsbeektheateravenue.nl/programmabekijken/totaal/uitgelicht/95/programma.html

zaterdag 1 augustus 2015

Roadside Garden























Nature takes its course and creates a little paradise next to a busy
country lane on nearby Achill Island.
Photo: Annie

zaterdag 25 juli 2015

Baby Jesus
















...presiding over the bar in nearby Ballintubber Abbey.
Photo: Annie

zaterdag 18 juli 2015

Pirate Bert...
















...painting herself into a corner of the Folly studio!
Photo: Annie

zaterdag 11 juli 2015

zaterdag 4 juli 2015

zaterdag 27 juni 2015

So Sweet!























Sea daisies found on a local beach.
Photo: Annie

zaterdag 20 juni 2015

Shapeshifter
















Although larger than a cat, this magical hare can also be as tiny as a bunny.
Photo: Annie

zaterdag 13 juni 2015

The Problem with Polranny...
















...is that it's so hard to say goodbye!
Photo: Pirate Annie

zaterdag 6 juni 2015

Evening Falls...
















...in an Irish landscape of dreams. 
Photo: Pirate Annie

zaterdag 30 mei 2015

Pirate Bert's Garden























Although there's masses of woodland around the house in Polranny, 
Pirate Bert still insists on having her own little garden. And it's lovely!
Hipstamatic: Annie

zaterdag 23 mei 2015

Horny sheep...























...in the Sheffry Mountains.
Photo: Annie

zaterdag 16 mei 2015

Somebody Nicked...



















...Pirate Annie's new Irish cap!
Photo: Annie

zaterdag 9 mei 2015

The Way Is Clear...
















...but a storm is brewing.
Photo: Annie, Sheffry mountains

zaterdag 2 mei 2015

Glamourous Rock...


















..fit for Neptune's throne.
Photo: Annie

zaterdag 25 april 2015

The Folly and the Mini-Follies


















Our Folly studio space is an architectural extravaganza complete with its own colonnade.
It's even inspired a song thrush to build not one but THREE nests in the shadow of the pillars.
Photo: Mike Wilson

zaterdag 18 april 2015

A Bit of Wind...
















...turns grass into fur!
Photo: Annie

zaterdag 11 april 2015

The Sea...
















...always changing, never the same.
Photo: Annie

zaterdag 4 april 2015

Stormy Weather























It can get a bit blowy round here.
Photo: Annie

zaterdag 28 maart 2015

Pirate Bert...
















...painting the floor of the Folly studio.
Photo: Annie

zaterdag 21 maart 2015

Tree Creeper
















A recent addition to the Irish avian population.
Photo: Annie

zaterdag 14 maart 2015

All You Need in Ireland























Tons of wood, a fantastic stove and piping hot water for gallons
of tea! Everything you need for a great time at the Folly,
the smaller of the Pirates' two houses.
Drawing: Peti Buchel

zaterdag 7 maart 2015

Ballintubber Abbey
























A place of worship for more than 1,600 years.
Photo: Annie

zaterdag 28 februari 2015

Achill's Chosen Son...























...world champion boxer Johnny Kilbane.
PS The rainbow's just a happy coincidence although
the weather here is so manic that they're all over
the place.
Photo: Annie

zaterdag 21 februari 2015

Two Best Friends...























...enjoying the evening sun in nearby Achill Sound.
Photo: Annie

zaterdag 14 februari 2015

zaterdag 7 februari 2015

zaterdag 31 januari 2015

Polranny Pirate...


















...finds forgotten pyramid on Irish beach!
Photo: Annie

zaterdag 24 januari 2015

Ancient Rock Painting...


















... of a human profile found on an Irish beach. Or was it simply created by Mother Nature?
Photo: Annie

zaterdag 17 januari 2015

Historic Document


















The house as it was when it was first discovered by the Pirates back in 1973!
It hasn't really changed that much...
Photo: Polranny Pirates Archive

zaterdag 10 januari 2015

After the Rain Comes the Sun


















Spotted at Achill Secret Garden and lovingly tended by our friends Willem and Doutsje.
Photo: Annie

zaterdag 3 januari 2015

Every House Needs a House God...


















... and here at the Pirates' house in Ireland she's called Agnes Dei.
Photo: Annie