Saturday Snapshot – County Mayo, Ireland

I love this idea. Alyce at Home with Books hosts a Saturday Snapshot, in which you can post a beloved picture taken by yourself, a friend or family member (not randomly found on the Web). Then, simply visit Alyce at Home with Books and post a link there to your photo.

Winter on Mulranny Beach, County Mayo, Ireland.

I took this on the day after my brother’s wedding there two years ago.  I’m from County Mayo, but when we were kids, the weather was rarely nice enough to go to the beach. But now I’m a grown up and a returning expat. So I go.  Just ‘cos I can.


About Aine Greaney

I'm an Irish writer living in greater Boston. I've published four books--two novels, a small collection of short stories and a how-to writing book, "Writer with a Day Job" (Writers Digest Books). I've also published lots of short stories, essays and feature articles. My latest project, "What Brought You Here" is a non-fiction narrative about being an expatriate in America. Find me on Twitter @ainegreaney. Or at my author web page, As well as creative writing, I am the communications director for a healthcare non-profit. I also lead creative writing workshops at various libraries, schools and arts programs. At my workshops, I've been inspired by lots of wonderful writers--most of whom work a day job!
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18 Responses to Saturday Snapshot – County Mayo, Ireland

  1. mostraum says:

    It looks beautiful, if a bit cold 🙂 Like the reds on the boat.

  2. Kay says:

    Oh, I like this shot. The boat makes it just perfect. I’d love to go to Ireland sometime. My husband has been, but not me so far. Thanks for sharing!!

  3. Being able to do things “because you can” is a nice aspect of being a grown-up! And what a wonderful view.

  4. trish says:

    The close up boat and far off town makes a lovely composition.

  5. edgar says:

    I would like to hear the story of the abandoned red boat.

  6. It does look kind of chilly, but very charming.

  7. What a lovely picture. The red boat adds just the right zing of color!

    Here’s my Snapshot

  8. The red boat really makes the photo pop. Well done.

  9. Sharon Chance says:

    Great photo! One day I’ll get to Ireland!

  10. Susan says:

    Great composition in your photo … and the colors! It may be a cold beach but it would draw me back too!

  11. Cathy says:

    Lovely shot! I took a very similar one while in the Highlands one year.

  12. Beautiful, Aine! It’s making me miss Ireland…

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