Friday, March 16, 2012

Skywatch Friday

SkyWatch Friday 

I'm linking up over here today!

Tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day so here are some photos we took of Galway Bay in Ireland.

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I found the following information about Galway Bay on wikipedia.

Galway Bay in popular culture

From traditional Irish song The Rare Old Mountain Dew:

Let grasses grow and waters flow
In a free and easy way
But give me enough of the rare old stuff
That's made near Galway Bay
  • From John Lennon's song The Luck of the Irish:
If we could make chains with the morning dew
The world would be like Galway Bay
  • From Arthur Colahan's song Galway Bay:
If you ever go across the sea to Ireland
Then maybe at the closing of your day
You will go and see the moon rise over Claddagh
Or see the sun go down at Galway Bay.
  • From a song performed by Sean Connery in Disney's Darby O'Gill and the Little People:
Have you ever seen the seagulls
a-flying on to Heaven
or the crimson sails on Galway Bay
the fishermen unfurl?
  • From Steve Earle's musical tribute to Townes Van Zandt, "Ft. Worth Blues":
There's a full moon over Galway Bay tonight
Silver light over green and blue
And every place I travel through, I find
Some kinda sign that you've been through
Earle also mentions Galway and The Long Walk in his song "Galway Girl".
  • From the Pogues's "Fairytale of New York":
The boys in the NYPD choir
are still singing "Galway Bay"
And the bells are ringing out
For Christmas day."
  • Galway Bay is also mentioned in Ireland's Call, Ireland's official rugby anthem, written by Phil Coulter.


  1. Beautiful scenes of a beautiful country!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  2. I love the photo with the fishing boat coming in!

  3. Steve Earle's Galway Girl is a favorite of mine. Excellent skywatch photos!

  4. I'm very late visiting from last week's Skywatch! Lovely calm photos - I especially like the one where the cloud curves round the hill.


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