Archive for category The Calendar Road

The Calendar Road February, 2014.

The Bridle Path taken in early summerThe last day of February sees Sinéad take a walk midway along the Calendar Road and a detour takes her into a forested area, here she talks about the benefits of one of the most prolific plants that grows along the road.

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The Calendar Road January, 2014.

Ruby enjoying the new lakes of winterThe last day of January sees another wet start to the day, the fields around the Calendar Road are looking worse for wear, muddy and wet.  On this months show Sinéad talks about birds that call the Calendar Road home. And welcomes the Spring with some optimism despite the wet, chilly weather.

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The Calendar Road December 2013

Calendar Road View DecemberThis month has been fierce at times with high winds over the Festive Season. Sinéad talks about traditional weather signs from the sun, the moon and wildlife, a few tips for amateur meteorologists and we look forward to a new year on The Calendar Road.

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The Calendar Road November, 2013.

The colours of NovemberNovember 2013 has been a colourful month with an extended autumn along the Calendar Road.  Sinéad marks the 4th anniversary of the podcast by visiting the same spot she did on the very first show, but this time it’s talk of trees, and the superstition surrounding them.

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The Calendar Road October, 2013

October Evening Calendar RoadIt’s late October on The Calendar Road.  A time of the year when people retreat after dark to the warmth of the hearth and tell a spooky story or two.   Sinéad has followed the tradition this month except the story is made all the more chilling by its truth.

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The Calendar Road September, 2013.

Wild MushroomSinéad talks about the wild harvest of September along the Calendar Road, from hazelnuts to mushrooms. It’s a good year for wild fruits. But most of them will be harvested by the wildlife and not by the human inhabitants!

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The Calendar Road August 2013

It’s August, and harvest time gives Sinead pause to remember much tougher Augusts along the Calendar Road.  Standing looking down on the landscape she talks about centuries passed and how the locals struggled to survive.

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The Calendar Road July 2013

The last day of July and it’s a disappointment weatherwise along this stretch of rural byway.  The rain makes sure Sinéad stays close to home. 

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The Calendar Road June 2013

Another wet and windy day along The Calendar Road.   Sinéad talks about the landscape and in particular the view of  the Caves of Keash (Pictured left) and quotes from Tadgh Kilgannon’s Sligo and its Surrounds.

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The Calendar Road May 2013

It’s late May on The Calendar Road, the month of Bealtine. Sinéad gets a rare opportunity to stop in the warmth
of the sun and reflect on the Festival of Bealtine, and the changes in May along this rural byway.

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