zaterdag 19 april 2014

zaterdag 12 april 2014

The Remains of the Ancient Forest...
















... 2000-year-old bog oak just peeping through the sands of Fahy beach.
©Annie Wright

zondag 6 april 2014

Lift off...
















... seagull style!
©Annie Wright


zaterdag 29 maart 2014

Photo Paradise























Wherever you turn, there's something extraordinary just waiting to be photographed... as Pirate guest Saskia discovers here at Cloughmore.
©Annie Wright

zaterdag 22 maart 2014

Upstairs in the Folly


















A place of contemplation and inspiration!
©Annie Wright

zaterdag 15 maart 2014

Getting Back to Nature























We all do it in Ireland. Even Alfie!
©Annie Wright

zaterdag 8 maart 2014

Even Bad Weather...























... is beautiful in Ireland!
©Annie Wright

zaterdag 1 maart 2014

RIP Eugenie and Princess























Two much loved cows, who died a long time ago and
are buried at an animal graveyard at Powerscourt
near Dublin.
©Annie Wright

zaterdag 22 februari 2014

Little Angel
















This little angel lives at an Irish graveyard and directs visitors to the ruins of a 19th century village.

Make sure to tip her before you leave!
Photo: ©Annie Wright, Achill Island

zaterdag 15 februari 2014

Are the Polranny Pirates Real Pirates?


















Of course they are... and they have the flag to prove it!

PS This jaunty Jolly Roger was lovingly made by guests Saskia, Sammie and Daan.
©Annie Wright

zaterdag 8 februari 2014

The Folly...























The Pirates' own little piece of heaven!
©Annie Wright

zaterdag 1 februari 2014

Alfie, Master of the Folly and All He Surveys...























... which probably isn't much because he's chronically
 short-sighted and too vain to wear glasses!
Photo: ©Annie

zaterdag 25 januari 2014

The Ancient and the Modern..
















... a long abandoned cottage and the vapour trail of a plane racing towards distant climes.

Photo: ©Profoundly Superficial Photography. Click the photo to feel the dampness in the air

zaterdag 18 januari 2014

zaterdag 4 januari 2014

The Hare's There Somewhere!























This Irish hare and his mates go mad in March, box,
and their fur turns a snowy white in winter.

Photo: ©Annie Wright

zaterdag 28 december 2013

Moore Hall


















The home of the writer George Moore. Torched by the IRA in 1923
and now thick with ghosts.

Photo: © Profoundly Superficial

zaterdag 21 december 2013

zaterdag 14 december 2013

Giant Cat























From her tower high above the primeval forest,
Pirate Annie spotted a giant cat...

Photo: ©Annie

zaterdag 7 december 2013

Achill Sound, Centre of the Universe























A rainy afternoon in nearby Achill Sound. Waiting for Pirate 
Bert to do the shopping. 
Photo: Annie Wright

zaterdag 30 november 2013

Badass Bears























Badass bears Rory and Alfie... the morning after the
night when they invented the Guinskey, an Irish cocktail 
comprising equal parts Guinness and whiskey. To be 
served in pint glasses...
Photo: Annie Wright

zaterdag 23 november 2013

Fearless!


















Polranny Pirates' guests Sammy and Daan searching for the Pirates' 
Cave... which they found!!!
Photo: ©Profoundly Superficial Photography

zaterdag 9 november 2013

zaterdag 2 november 2013

Pirates' Favourite Fodder


















Guess what the Pirates eat when visiting the nearby town of Westport?
 Totally delish and tastefully presented in this perky cardboard box.
Photo: Annie

zaterdag 26 oktober 2013

Kryptonite Wellies























Here is Pirate Annie standing in a peat bog stream
the colour of Lucozade in her wellies made of kryptonite!!
Photo: Annie, Golden Strand

zaterdag 19 oktober 2013

Old Geezer


















Old geezer complaining about the weather, the price of cat food 
and his rusty car that's about to give up the ghost!
Photo: Annie Wright

zaterdag 12 oktober 2013

zaterdag 5 oktober 2013

The Meeting of Old and New

A vapour trail cutting a line across a watery sky high above the ruins of an ancient cottage.

Photo: ©Profoundly Superficial, the Deserted Village. Click to enlarge

zaterdag 28 september 2013

Lough Cara
















Beauty, colour and tranquility at Lough Cara.

Photo: ©Annie Wright

zaterdag 21 september 2013

Part of the Library























It's not for nothing that the Pirates' residence
 is known as the House of a Thousand Books.

Photo: ©Annie Wright

zaterdag 14 september 2013

Keem Beach Immortalised...


















... in a beautiful watercolour by Pirate guest Ank van Engelen, who
 kindly donated it to the house. It will be treasured!
Photo: Annie

zaterdag 7 september 2013

Rainy Friday Night...























... in the Folly... the Pirates' smaller property.

Photo: ©Profoundly Superficial Photography

zaterdag 31 augustus 2013

zaterdag 24 augustus 2013

Treasure!


Fossilised coral dating from the mists of time
when Ireland was a tropical swamp. Found by Pirate
Annie.
Photo: ©Profoundly Superficial