Photo of the day – Poppies on Muckish Mountain, Co. Donegal

DSC_0685 ''Poppies and muckish'' (Medium)

Photo by Nicholas McCloskey

  • Mister_Joe

    In Flanders fields the poppies blow
    Between the crosses, row on row,
    That mark our place: and in the sky
    The larks still bravely singing fly
    Scarce heard amid the guns below.

    We are the dead: Short days ago,
    We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved and were loved: and now we lie
    In Flanders fields!

    Take up our quarrel with the foe
    To you, from failing hands, we throw
    The torch: be yours to hold it high
    If ye break faith with us who die,
    We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
    In Flanders fields

    by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae

  • Am Ghobsmacht

    “And the award for ‘Most Pointless Comment of the Year’ goes to….”

  • carl marks

    Wind your neck in, the wars over, both sides done bad and both sides had their heros! we cant forget and it would be wrong to forget but we can forgive and move on, for the sake of the children we have a duty to make sure the whole sad thing doesnt happen again,

  • carl marks

    a great photo!

  • T J Elliott

    I envy the Photographer for the only time that I climbed Muckish all that I could see was a mist

  • carl marks

    ah Muckish, rain, fog rain,mud,rain and a bit of rain but if your lucky a great view from the top!

  • Billy Mol

    Beautiful photo … we’re surrounded with beauty … just got to stop and look !

  • Malus Ultor

    If people thought it a good idea to go a get their brains blown out in some far flung field to to keep the rich in the comfort which they enjoy to this day.

    Hey! who am i to argue.

    And thus it continues to this day………go for it lads, it can only help the genepool.

  • Malus Ultor

    Wouldn’t say the Colonel played much hurling.

  • Malus Ultor


    Jesus fucking wept.