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Magnumlady's Blog
I'm Val, happily married to Andy for 22 years, we have two lovely teenagers, Jono and Lucy. We have a lovely Jack Russell dog, who was a rescue dog. We live in Ireland, although I was born in the UK. We've been here for 21 years.
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  • Markree Castle 2 days ago Markree Castle in Collooney, Co. Sligo is a place that is very dear to my heart. I was involved in the Sligo Leader Hidden History project in 2013 where I spent a great deal of time meandering around the grounds and researching the history of the castle. The Corscadden family purchased Markree...
  • Equality for people with Disabilities 3 days ago Did you know 1 in 7 people in Ireland have a disability? Did you know Ireland remains the only country in the European Union that has failed to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD)? What this means is people with a disability in Ireland don’t have the same...
  • Blue Monday along the Wild Atlantic Way 4 days ago So today was Blue Monday. Apparently the most depressing day of the year, not for me though. Michael from Nature Learn had posted recently about sea creatures –  By-the-wind Sailor (Velella velella) – so I went searching. The first stop was Kellystown near Ransboro, Strandhill (photo at the...
  • Squirrel Spotting in Sligo 5 days ago There was a great reaction to my squirrel photo yesterday and a lot of people have been asking where to see them in Sligo so I thought I’d do a quick post. I’ve seen a couple of red squirrels here in Coolaney but never managed to get a photo of them. There seem to be … Continue reading...
  • Skincare and Squirrels 6 days ago A little bit of everything today. Firstly I paid a visit to The Holy Well. It’s one of my favourite places in Sligo, just so peaceful and calming. Today I wasn’t alone though….. When I arrived at The Holy Well I saw this little guy – he wasn’t a bit bothered about the car. I … Continue...

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Ann Donnelly
19:36 PM September 14, 2014

Magnumlady's blog is the one I most look forward to. Her updates are mostly funny, sometimes having a wee rant, and generally a one-woman guide to Sligo and surrounding counties. I've been introduced to all sorts of places and activities. Oh to have the energy and time to keep up with you Val. You're an amazing lady.

Deb McGrath
20:04 PM September 14, 2014

Love the informative information that is always available on this Blog .

Caroline
20:12 PM September 14, 2014

Lucky you living in beautiful Sligo - I was born in Sligo and now live in York - beautiful also but in a very different way. I love your photos of Sligo - they make me homesick :-)

Maire Nobes
20:27 PM September 14, 2014

Vals blogs are always as wonderful as her images ....

Tina
20:28 PM September 14, 2014

Love magnumlady's Blog. This woman gets round Sligo like no other. Brilliant photo's and reviews of events, restaurants,Community gatherings, festivals, The list is endless. Informative and entertaining blog with exquisite images.

Mary Fraser
21:06 PM September 14, 2014

This is a fabulous blog for both tourists to the area and those who live here. Full of news about events and wonderful local pictures. I grew up here and I still see something new every week. Makes me want to go back.

Deb Dressler
21:15 PM September 14, 2014

Thank you for doing such a great job.

Helen M Dunne
22:23 PM September 14, 2014

I love this blog, its fun with some gorgeous photos , really makes me want to visit Co Sligo. I lovecatching up with it every day, Val always makes me smile

Orl
00:24 AM September 15, 2014

Really interesting blog and her photography skills are amazing

Paul O'Regan
01:24 AM September 15, 2014

Hi Val, follow you on facebook. Ex-Pat meself living in Mayo, which is right up there with Sligo on the beauty stakes :)

LINDA JAMES
08:05 AM September 15, 2014

i too was born in England ...i absolutely love this country and am trying to do my family tree ...your information and photographs..i often share as i feel that you capture the beauty of Sligo and surrounding areas...i have marked a few places i want to visit ,,by looking at your photo's and the information given ..so thank you for opening my eyes to these places i have been living here for 17 yrs

Marie
08:08 AM September 15, 2014

I really enjoy your your blog and photos Val. I follow you on Facebook.

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