Friday, May 27, 2011

Pride

Ok, so I’m a wee bit tipsy. ’Twas pub quiz night and, for the first time in a long wee while, we actually won. Hurray! Not only that but we whooped their asses, as they said in the olden days. But I’m not here to brag about the awesome amazingness of our new team, or to spout the usual cringy ramblings I can be prone to when we win (the prize is beer). Nope, I’m here to quickly share another little triumph:
 
 
This, my friends, was National Geographic's 'photo of the day' today (when I say today I mean yesterday, though I’m still awake so it’s still today goddammit!). It’s of a little place called Lagg, near the village of Malin, in my own fair Inishowen.  Isn’t it lovely? Since I was a wee girl that is the church I said I’d be married in. And unless we bugger off to Italy it will be too. Anyway, at the time of writing this image has had 13, 412 ‘likes’ on Facebook. I’m literally swelling with pride.

You have to understand, we in this tiny cut-off corner of the country know we have something pretty special. But we also know that not everyone else knows.  So it’s great to see a bit of worldwide recognition!  Oh, and just so you know, if the photographer who took this had turned around the picture would’ve been just as spectacular. Just go type ‘The Five Finger Strand’ into Google or Flickr or something to see what I mean. Highest sand dunes in Europe, them.

12 comments:

Donna~Q~ said...

Utterly, awesomely, fantastically beautiful! Wowee!

girl-interrupted said...

are you actually Irish?

Lynn said...

First of all, congrats on last night's pub-quiz butt-kicking!

Second, I googled "Lagg" and it is absolutely gorgeous. Also googled "Five Finger Strand." Ditto.

You live in one of the most unbelievably beautiful landscapes.

Your pride is certainly justified!

Sarah said...

Congratulations on the win!
and your little slics of the world is beautiful, I have hopes of visiting sometime soon. In the time I have spent in Europe I have not made it to Ireland yet. It is supposed to be my 30th birthday present to myself but since thats in like 9 months and unless we win the lottery that wont be happening this year!!

mirsini's creations said...

Hi my lovely friend! :o)
I was reading all your posts but i was always in a hurry cause i had to make so many things together plus we were hosting some friends so i couldn't find some time to write to my blog friends, but i always see what you are up too! i really like the weather signs in your previous post ! Thank you!! Oh! congratulations for your pub quiz winning! It's so nice that you are organising so nice things there!!! As for the place in this wonderful photo it's such dreamy! The best place for your marriage indeed! It's lovely!!!!
Hugs and kisses to you Roisin! :o)))))))

Angela@BeggingTheAnswer said...

In my pre-children days I was a pub-quiz regular. So much fun!

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

I must walk there someday. That is heavenly. Blessings and no headaches to you, hee hee. Take care, dear friend.

Danni said...

One day, when I'm rich and famous (or at least not so broke) I'm coming to visit you; this photo has made my mind up! It's spectacular and unlike anything I've ever seen. I can only imagine it's even more beautiful in person.

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Zuzu said...

LOVE. It looks like home should. I'm off to google The Five Finger Strand...
Happy weekend!
~ Zuzu

Kathy said...

Pub-quiz-butt-kicking!! hahahaha! LOVE IT!! And apparently you are fabulous when you are a wee bit tipsy. When I am a wee bit tipsy I can't TYPE!! And get married, would ya?! I want to see a wedding in this place. I thought this was a painting. Absolutely, drop dead gorgeous. This is near where you live?!! Holy moly. CORN fields are where I live. This is a painting out of a dream. Loved this. I'm going to head out and see what's on the other side. Have a great weekend!!

eimear brennan said...

no way! that's fantastic!

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