mb - Burren Iskancullin

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Comments (10)

Ryan Calhoun on August 20, 2007

This stone looks very lonely. The color of the grass is beautiful, and the dark shadow on the stone is very striking.

I saw you sign Margit. Is that your real name? That sounds more Swiss. :-)

May M. B. (Swissmay) on August 20, 2007

It's a fascinating landscape on the Burren. As soon as I get the time, I put the series of pictures of the 3rd of July 06, there are some about this place. It's actually the County Clare, where the Poulnabrone Dolmen is as well. It's all limestone, many with fossils, similar to your description of Hoene Spring.

My name? Well? more Swiss, like Heidi, maybe. ;-) May is okay, most people call me like this and I like it. Margrit is my real name, it's international, so depending where people come from, they call me their country version, which I think is fine. So a Hungarian friend of mine used to call me Margit :-)

Is your name Irish? I flew with Ryanair to Dublin and Shannon. :)) Greetings, May :-)

Ryan Calhoun on August 20, 2007

Margrit, I see! Here you would be Margarette or Margret. Some people would shorten that to Marge, but I don't like the way that one sounds. Okay, I like May also :-)

Yes, all my names are more or less Irish, even though the spellings are all modernized and English-ized. My name would be Riain Colquhoun, and I might use that spelling one day when I get a chance to visit Ireland.

May M. B. (Swissmay) on August 21, 2007

Ryan, in England they call me Margret. I like the Spanish version, Margarita, as long as it isn't connected with a Mexican drink ;-) or in Italian Margherita, which reminds many of a Pizza.

Do you know from which part your ancestors came from? They only speak Irish in the furthest West of what I have noticed. Greetings, May

Ryan Calhoun on August 21, 2007

Well, May, to be technical, my family name isn't Irish, it's Gaelic. The Colquhouns didn't so much come from Ireland as they did stop off there for two hundred years or so before coming to Pennsylvania. The records at Ellis Island aren't very good, so I don't know much more about the Irish history than that. But before, the clan was rooted in Scotland, at Cuil Cumhann on the western shores of Loch Lomond. The most famous part of that history is their being slaughtered by the MacGregors.

I usually say my name is Irish to distinguish from the Calhouns who came directly from Scotland. But I can't speak Gaelic or even pronounce any words. All that history has been lost long ago, at least on this side of the Atlantic. I'm hoping maybe some of it is still alive on the other.

Greetings, Ryan

May M. B. (Swissmay) on August 21, 2007

Interesting! Your family's history goes back as far as that. I don't know about mine, but then I never actually searched.

I have passed the Western shore of Loch Lomond, when I was up to Fort William and the Isle of Skye, but I didn't really stop there for long.

Of what I was told, they only speak Gaelic in the North of Scotland and on the Hebrides today. May

Michael Slattery on October 9, 2007

In Irish Margaret or Margit is MairÉad. A short form is Peig. The accent (É) on the E is a "fada" which is a long sound.

Michael Slattery on October 9, 2007

This is not mapped.

May M. B. (Swissmay) on October 9, 2007

Well, once Panoramio did delete many of the mappings. I haven't noticed they were gone. I haven't got access to my photo database, so I can't even find out about the time and the approximate spot. But I very much believe it was on that road, I have mapped now. I'll have a look at the other pictures from the same series.

May M. B. (Swissmay) on October 9, 2007

Thank you for the information about the name, Mike!

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Photo taken in Poulacarran, Co. Clare, Ireland

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  • Uploaded on August 18, 2007
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    by May M. B. (Swissmay)
    • Taken on 2006/07/02 19:39:20
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 23.40mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO64
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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