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Fond memories….. 

Fond memory of Molly our very special Golden Retriever

Fond memory of Molly our very special Golden Retriever

Its exactly one year ago that we lost our much loved friend Molly, she was with us for 12 1/2 year and in that time shared such a great life with us.

The gap she left is just a little smaller than this time last year but as you can imagine she is still very much loved and in our minds all the time, she was special and as lots of dog owners know she made our lives special, in that she was in it….

for the great times we had with her 🙂 🙂

Molly xxxx

An October walk along the Waterford coast Irish Landscape Photography  Nigel Borrington

Molly Four feet Friday 2

Coolieragh Glengarriff 6

Down in the rocky river 4

Glenveagh National park 5

Glenveagh National park 4

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January and some thoughts about Molly

January , Thought on Molly

January , Thoughts on Molly

Molly was our much loved friend and companion for over twelve years, she featured many times here and visited most if not all of the locations that I have posted about.

She sadly passed away at the start of December but she had a great life with a walk everyday and she must have visited Ireland from the top to the bottom of the island during her time.

The places she loved the most always had water for her to swim in, as she loved fetching stones and sticks from the bottom of rivers, bringing them back as a present> she could stay doing this all day if we at some point did not want to move on.

Here I just wanted to share two of the many images I have of her , looking very please with the moments she was enjoying 🙂

Golden Retriever Molly 2


To Molly our Pal and great Friend

Coolieragh Glengarriff 6

Molly, So many memories

Over the time of my blog, I have posted many times about Molly our Pal and great Friend for the last twelve and a half years. A great girl and much loved doggy.

Sadly she very peacefully left our sides on Saturday the 5th Dec.

She had a wonderful life with us and we had a very enriched life because of her. She loved and lived every moment sharing and giving so much back to us and to all who met her and those she loved.

While we are heartbroken,we do know that she’s been a real gift. From puppy to old lady, she has been a joy. We miss her already so very much.

We all miss you Molly, and love you too great girl.

Down in the rocky river 4

Molly swimming 1

Molly swimming 3

Coolieragh Glengarriff 5

Coolieragh Glengarriff 3


A swim at Coolieragh’s, coves. Glengarriff, county cork

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Molly taking a dip
Coolieragh’s, coves. Glengarriff, county cork
Irish landscape photography : Nigel Borrington

Recently we stayed at Coolieragh’s, Glengarriff, county cork , its a great location just west of Glengarriff.

The coast line is full of rocky coves that are perfect for taking a swim, we took molly our golden retriever down to the best of these many time during the week. She loves to swim and even though the water was cold we also took the opportunity many time as well.

A swim at Coolieragh’s, coves. Glengarriff, county cork

Coolieragh Glengarriff 1

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Coolieragh Glengarriff 2

Coolieragh Glengarriff 3

Coolieragh Glengarriff 4

Coolieragh Glengarriff 5

Coolieragh Glengarriff 8


Keeping cool in the rocky river.

Down in the rocky river 4
Molly after a river swim,
Glenmorgan, clonmel
Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

Yesterday evening myself and Molly went for a walk in the woodlands above Clonmel, county Tipperary.

It been warm this week and keeping a retriever cool is a task these summer days. The river at Glenmorgan however is in a deep narrow cutting and its always shaded and cool, with deep pools of cold water for her to swim in.

This is one of our best local walks and a true escape of a warm July evening.

Glenmorgan, River : Gallery

Down in the rocky river 2

Down in the rocky river 3

Down in the rocky river 1


Keeping a golden retriever cool , an afternoon summers swim

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Our golden retriever , Molly Swimming, June 2014

Keeping our golden retriever Molly cool on these hot summer days is a puzzle , however she loves a summers swim and really makes the most or our local rivers.

She loves retrieving sticks and stones from the river bed and finding her some shade and cold water is a great way to cool her down.

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Molly swimming 1

Molly swimming 2

Molly swimming 5


A swim at Glenveagh national park.

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A swim at Glenveagh National Park
Irish landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

Molly is our ten year old Golden Retriever and she just loves the water, here are some images of her as she was taking a swim the the lake at the Glenveagh National Park, Co. Donegal.

Glenveagh National Park

Glenveagh National Park is one of six national parks in Ireland. Situated in the Northwest of Co. Donegal, Glenveagh encompasses some 16,000 hectares in the heart of the Derryveagh Mountains. Such a great wilderness is the haunt of many interesting plants and animals. These lands were managed as a private deer forest before becoming a national park in 1975. With the completion of public facilities Glenveagh National Park was officially opened to the public in 1986.

Location

Gallery

Glenveagh National park 1

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Glenveagh National park 5

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Glenveagh National park 2

Glenveagh National park 3

Glenveagh National park 8


What Molly found in the Kilkenny Woodlands.

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What Molly found in the Kilkenny woodlands
Irish landscape and nature photography : Nigel Borrington

Molly is our ten year old Golden Retriever and she just love getting her daily walk in and around the woodlands and rivers of county Kilkenny.

This series of images are from just some of the things that she helps to find for me to capture with my Camera in a walk a couple of days back.

Fallen Oak Leafs and Acorns

What Molly found in the woods 2

What Molly found in the woods 3

What Molly found in the woods 4
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The smell of Hazel trees and nuts

What Molly found in the woods 5

What Molly found in the woods 6

What Molly found in the woods 7
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Over here I think there are some Blue berries

What Molly found in the woods 8

What Molly found in the woods 9

What Molly found in the woods 10


Molly and Me – A new photo series

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Molly our Golden Retriever
Irish photography by : Nigel Borrington

Molly and Me

While out walking Molly, Our 10 year old Golden Retriever yesterday, I noticed – not for the first time how good she is at finding great subjects to take Images of. I very often notice something she is very interested in and find that it’s a perfect subject for an image.

So I was thinking and then decided that from today and during the winter Months, into the future, I am going to create a new photo series call molly and me.

I want to capture just what plant life and locations interest her when she is out on a walk and capture these objects and moments

I have a good friend that I have got to know in Australia, Anne Casey and her dog Monty, please go and check out her blog she does this kind of story telling very well. Her Blog is just perfect and to myself is what blogging is all about.

Molly and Me : A Gallery

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Molly an me 1

Molly an me 3

Molly an me 4


Our dog Molly at Malin Beg, County Donegal

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Molly our Golden Retriever
Malin beg beach, county Donegal

Molly our ten year old Golden Retriever has been swimming in the sea all over Ireland, she has loved the water since she was about one year old.

We have been on holiday with her during this ten years to just about every coastal county in Ireland. The beaches being our favourite places to visit. One of the most memorable beaches was Malin beg, in county Donegal.

We stayed here for an afternoon about three years ago and we all went for a swim in the warm waters.

If you get to visit Donegal, I would highly recommend this beach as a must visit location.

Mollys day at the beach 7

Mollys day at the beach 1

Mollys day at the beach 2

Mollys day at the beach 4

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Mollys day at the beach 6