Magnumlady's Blog

  • 12
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.
Website Social:

Latest Blog Posts »

  • Sligo Sings 2 days ago Today I joined a choir. Singing in public has been on the bucket list for a while now. In my dreams I can see myself up on stage with the Fun Company! There’s a slight problem though – I can’t sing! Anyway a while ago I saw the Hawk’s Well Theatre were setting up choirs […]
  • Beers and Botanical Gardens 3 days ago A couple of weeks ago Jono and I headed up to Dublin for the day. There were a few reasons that I wanted to go up, the first was to see the Sculpture in Context exhibition at the National Botanical Gardens, the second was to see an exhibition by a photographer I follow on Twitter, […]
  • Foggy Friday 4 days ago I’m probably in the minority but I love foggy mornings and today was certainly foggy. The photo above was taken at 10am on the Green Road, Sligo – where I usually take my shots of Lough Gill. I couldn’t see the lake today – or anything else, except the cobwebs. Hope you like the pics. […]
  • Sailing into Autumn 1 week ago A very lazy blog post and some even lazier photos. This morning was a lovely misty morning so before I had to be anywhere I got a few pics of the boats on the Garavogue River in Sligo. I couldn’t be bothered getting the camera out, even though it was with me – I told […]
  • The Exhibition is on the move 1 week ago Part of yesterday was spent packing up the Wild Atlantic Wayfarer exhibition from the Hawk’s Well Theatre. It’s been wonderful to have an exhibition there and my sincere thanks to the Hawk’s Well, Look West. I’d also like to thank everyone who called in to see it and of course those who... Featured Expat Blog Badge:

Copy and paste code to display the Featured Blog Badge:

Website Reviews » There are 12 reviews on Magnumlady's Blog

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 .

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 ....

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

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 :)

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 thank you for opening my eyes to these places i have been living here for 17 yrs

08:08 AM September 15, 2014

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

Leave some love for this blog:

Do you think this blog has what it takes to be listed at the top of Expats in Ireland Blogs?
Please note: only positive or constructive comments will be published. Unnecessary, negative comments won't be published.
  • Facebook
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • RSS feed
  • Facebook

2907 Expat Blogs By Destination

Submit your blog for inclusion!

Recently Added Blogs

Blog posts just in!

  • One Thousand Joys (01 October)
  • Tia in Korea (29 September)
  • Miss Expatin (28 September)
  • Adventures With Mr. C (28 September)
  • Lo Que Hay: It's a whole 'nuther country (27 September)
  • Glitter and Passport (25 September)
  • Little Traveller Things (21 September)
  • I Wander And Roam (19 September)
  • Another Américaine in Paris (17 September)
  • Letters from the Atlantic by Barrie Mahoney (14 September)