Tick-Tock, Out with this Clock!

Tick Tock

They say opposites attract. If that’s the case, hubby and I are well matched. I swear by chocolate shakes, he’s a strawberry guy. He loves fish; I’m a red meat gal. I’m a night owl and he retires early with a book. And then there is the one deal breaker: He likes enough light to […] Read more »

Fog and Ice created challenges this winter

First ferry run on April 10.

It wasn’t the coldest winter ever seen on the Island. Nor was it particularly snowy. But the wind, fog and ice took its toll – especially since our only mode of transportation this time of year is via airplane. With over 50 years of experience as a pilot, Paul Welke has seen his share of […] Read more »

The ROCK Reopens!

The Hodgson family.

The Shamrock reopens today – just in time for Valentine’s Day fun! The iconic bar and restaurant has been closed this winter for renovations and Shamrock owners Eric and Dana Hodgson, and their son, Liam, took on most of the work themselves. The couple have owned the Shamrock since 1996, now going on 21 years. […] Read more »

And the wind doth blow

waves and wind

Will somebody please turn off the wind machine?! Since early this fall we’ve had some of the biggest wind storms you can imagine. I believe we’ve been under gale warnings six or seven times recently. And that wind has been very busy indeed. It has mind-melded with the dunes out on Donegal Bay, giving them […] Read more »

Oh, Christmas Tree!

A Christmas tree

Two friends called the other day with the exact same problem: they had their Christmas trees half decorated and just discovered that several strands of lights were not functional. It’s a typical but frustrating holiday dilemma. “Do you have any extra strands of colored lights,” asked one gal. I laughed. “Most people call to borrow […] Read more »