It is hard to credit. Donegal persists even yet to bask in an oasis of high pressure while the rest of Ireland, and indeed England too is cloaked with rain. A truly dissident month.
Our lower room has reached window height (3.5 ‘) to the south of the building (see above – left wall) and on the opposite northern wall Kieran works at tying the lower room into the fireplace gable.
Just as ‘through’ stones need to be placed at regular intervals of one every square yard of wall, so does an adjoining wall need to be tied. Note provision for such (see below) up higher on the wall
Could the season possibly be more stunning…?
Bedecked with wild flowers such as the ‘Ragged-robin’ – much loved by butterflies and the long-tongued bees but sadly not as common as it used to be – much like the fast disappearing Irish cottage.
”Ancient Ireland sweeping
In again with all its unbaptized beauty:
The calm evening,
The whitethorn blossoms,
The smell from ditches that were not Christian.”