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Beautifully done.
A short story about privilege. By Toby Morris.
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Well done Ireland!  First country to achieve marriage equality through popular vote.
 
“yes I said yes I will Yes”
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We didn't need to vote on it.... the leaders of our country knew what we wanted ;)
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Mabel Island

One the of things we miss about New Zealand is the vegetation.  I can't just say "trees" and be done with it, because it's way more global than that.  The default colour of the vegetation in Ireland is an intense green, where in New Zealand it tends to be much darker.  This isn't just a trees vs. grass difference, and I guess it might be because there is inevitably less light for the plants at 53 degrees north, than there is at 41 degrees south.  It's simply had to pass through more atmosphere to get there.

Our last newtonmas in New Zealand was spent in Kaikoura, so we had to take the ferry to get there and I took this picture of Mabel Island on our way down.  Unfortunately taking a holiday back there now is awkward with secondary school-aged children.  The idea of taking them out of school for a few weeks during January or February, or the thought of spending 60+ hours on planes and airports to visit for a few days.  Not to mention the cost of four adult flights, essentially right around the world.

Maybe sometime in 2016 we'll get a chance to visit home as tourists, but not this year.

#nostalgia   #island   #newzealand   #Marlborough  
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Trees and forests are something I miss here too. Deforestation of the last centuries here has left the island of Ireland without much vegetation. I look at the landscape and I only see shaved hills. I know I am biased by the fact that I come from a place that is covered for almost its entirety by trees, sometimes even hundreds of years old.

But all I can tell you is that someday you will be back, and it will be even better than before, because you will have realized what you left behind and how valuable it was. It's an exercise of patience that will pay off.
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St Colman's Cathedral in Cobh

On a grey day, at the end of October last year.  I don't think we really had enough time to do much more than drive through Cobh, but I did convince the family I should stop and take a photo of the cathedral.

#Cobh   #cathedral  
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Brilliant parody of the No side of the #Equality2015  referendum
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Ah, found the 'Report' option. Hopefully it knows I'm reporting the advert and not the actual video.
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Lough Corrib

While we were in Galway at easter we drove all the way around Lough Corrib, and on our way back towards Galway the late-afternoon light was just wonderful.

#Galway   #lake   #Corrib   #lough  
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Farmleigh Conservatory

It seems a few weeks ago I posted a photo of the front of Farmleigh saying "I'll post that photo from inside the conservatory later..." well it's definitely later, so here it is!

Perhaps ready to celebrate today's victory for equality in Ireland.

#Farmleigh   #conservatory  
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Bay Near Howth

Just past the Howth village and harbour, if you walk even just a little way up the road, you will get a lovely view out over this bay.  In this case, the Irish Sea being exceedingly calm today, and we were going the other way, having walked around from Sutton and definitely in search of refreshments.

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I grew up in Howth. I'm loving the pictures btw
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This looks like quite a neat idea.
 
$180 E Ink and LCD dual-display 64bit MT6752 phone by Huateng Huateng flag D1 is a Dual display smartphone with a 5" FHD LCD and a 4.7" E Ink display at 960x540, touch screen is on both sides, the phone is based on MT6752 Octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 64bit with Mali T760-MP2 GPU. 2G RAM and 16G Flash, Micro SD card support up to 64GB. Android5 is supported.
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I think this is quite well done though.  If they could blend the colour right on the back it would be nice to have it reset to a static image when you're not reading it.

I wasn't aware of the Yota phone, but this looks like a smartphone I could actually consider using.  Of course the reality would be that it probably has brokenness in the GPS / radio / NFC / BTLE / Compass / Accelerometer or something else that would make me hate it.
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Weekend Market

Back in February, in Clane.  We stopped and walked down the main street, visited an antique shop, and then had lunch in the excellent Zest Cafe, but overall it was a pretty quiet place.

#Clane   #Kildare  
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+Conall O'Brien no, I did not know that was the place O'Connor until this moment!
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Lough Corrib

Another shot of Lough Corrib from easter, though this time I almost got my feet into it - and I almost got eaten alive by some rather aggressive midges.  The sun was sinking lower, and the world calming down for the evening.

Except the midges, of course.

#lake   #Galway   #Corrib   #lough   #Ireland  
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+Samantha Qiao of course you're welcome to paint any of my photos :-)
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Tracks in the Wheat

Perhaps +Olivier Ansaldi posted the other end of these tracks today - at the other end of the season as well.

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+James Scully thanks James.
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I'm a geek, married and father of two sons and a number of free software projects including the DAViCal CalDAV server and the aCal CalDAV client for Android.
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    1/5th Founder, 1997 - 2008
    As a founder of Catalyst I was responsible for some parts of "turning five friends into a fun multi-million dollar turnover company". As the original alpha geek I was instrumental in setting Catalyst down the road less-travelled to free software: perhaps a little less lucrative, but undoubtedly a lot more fun.
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