Thank you all, who came today to the @frockaroundtheclockni The Magical Christmas Fair in Belfast Castle. We are very grateful for the kind and inspiring words, for supporting us by buying @d29accessories jewellery! Have a wonderful evening ✨ D29accessories Team
Watercolour art supplies haul~! Took my first trip out to @artandhomeni this week, and my first trip out of the house since February. Everybody there was lovely and I hope to be able to visit and shop there again!
Picked up a few more @danielsmithartistsmaterials paints to make my first custom watercolour palette (more photos to follow soon~), as well as some watercolour ground, a couple @proartebrushes to try out for the first time (loving them so far!), and a handful of different types and sizes of @daler_rowney sketchbooks and painting pads.
This was also the first proper art store I've been to in years and it was so nice to get to browse and inspect things in person, I've missed that. Apparently @artandhomeni are the only @danielsmithartistsmaterials supplier in Northern Ireland, and after my trip I can highly recommend checking the shop out!
Just one visit to Northern Ireland will instantly shatter your pre-conceptions, as you step into a destination that’s outgrowing its reputation of past conflict, shaking off the negative image and ready to show the world exactly what it’s about. And I’m passionate about that, because this coastline directly leads to the part of Ireland where part of my heritage can be found. My time in NI connected me more to that. 💚
Northern Ireland’s scenic landscape and dramatic coastline have become world-renowned destinations, with journeys on the Causeway Coastal Route granted the accolade as being one of the best road trips in the world. • Want to know where to go and what to do to see Northern Ireland differently? New article on the site > link in bio. #DiscoverNI
When the awesome Tanya at @sew_over_the_rainbow gets in touch I know the project is going to be a good one. This one did give me a little brain ache 🤣 but I'm so pleased we cracked it. Do go check out this lady and her wonderful work. Exclusive northern ireland fabric ❤️
I have a travel itch that will never be scratched to satisfaction. This I am sure of. This day two years ago I was frolicking around the Emerald Isle, thank you Facebook memories for such a happy memory today. Northern Ireland is breathtaking and one of my favorite places on the entire planet. I may be biased since my family lives there (#blessed ), but you can clearly see why. Apparently, this is in some scene from @gameofthrones but I’ve never seen an episode. 😬 Anywhoooo, get your butt on a plane and go #discoverni
St. John’s lighthouse killough Co Down just as the mist was lifting.
St. John’s Point Lighthouse was designed by George Halpin Senior, one of the most famous civil engineers of the time, the light was first exhibited in 1844. The original lighthouse was painted white. In 1902 three black bands were added. Its current markings of black with two yellow bands have been in place since 1954.
The colour of the light was changed from white to red on 1st July 1860. The tower was originally only 14m tall. It was extended to its current dizzying height of 40m in the 1880s and is now the tallest onshore lighthouse on the Irish coast. (Fastnet is the tallest offshore lighthouse).The lighthouse was automated in 1981.
St John’s Point has a curious connection to Irish playwright Brendan Behan. Behan’s father was contracted to paint a number of lighthouses across Ireland and enlisted Brendan to paint St John’s Point in 1950. However, Brendan’s efforts were reported to be less than impressive. St John’s Point is one of the places mentioned in Van Morrison’s song ‘Coney Island’.
The Commissioners of Irish Lights operate 70 lighthouses around the coast of Ireland, all of which continue to provide a vital role in maritime safety today.#duffypics#irishlandscapes#countydown#the_full -irish_ #rawireland#discoverni#dailyireland#visitireland#amturephotograhpher @the_full_irish_#irelandloves#pmchallenge#thisisireland#irelandloves#northernirelandtourism