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Sunrise at Fodra on Loop Head on October 1st 2020


Now we enter the ‘Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness . .  (John Keats)

The days are are shorter, the weather is slightly cooler and the light is wonderful. It is a great time to watch the skies, from the sunrise to the sunsets and then sit back and watch the stars come out. With so little light pollution on Loop Head, it a wonderful place to star gaze. With the full moon visible on a clear night, you get a real feeling of the northern hemisphere moving into a new season.

  99.1% Moon over Querrin by Camille Seaman – 30th September 2020

Looking up Church Street in Carrigaholt –  Moonrise 30th September by Mags Keane

The stars over Querrin by Camille Seaman

Sunset pony trek on Loop Head with Carmen’s Riding School

Ireland currently has a five kilometre domestic travel restriction – for 6 weeks. Time to re acquaint ourselves with our local area. Whilst we don’t have the lovely warm weather we experienced in March with the first lock down, we do have the amazing sky at night. Can you find the Plow? or Orion? Now is the time to find them. With all the clever apps we can download on our phones and tablets, there has never been a better time to discover the sky at night – just point your device heavenward – and discover all the amazing stars in the night sky.



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