Comments on: Ireland’s ghost towns http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/02/29/irelands-ghost-towns/ What makes a great picture? Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:13:37 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: orionciara http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/02/29/irelands-ghost-towns/comment-page-1/#comment-348753 Fri, 25 May 2012 16:46:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=25898#comment-348753 Why aren’t these abandoned homes snapped up forhomeless and low-income persons? Cetainly, they could be made useful, and either the Republic’s government or corporate leader might underwrite this.

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By: Woodzer http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/02/29/irelands-ghost-towns/comment-page-1/#comment-348726 Thu, 24 May 2012 16:09:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=25898#comment-348726 I certainly would hope that the old country could bounce back yet again. I believe it is a universal ailment that anyone is subject to, as far as thinking it is easy to get ahead. When the money starts rolling in, and tomorrow it’s gone.

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By: leprechaungnome http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/02/29/irelands-ghost-towns/comment-page-1/#comment-348230 Sun, 11 Mar 2012 13:17:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=25898#comment-348230 My da came from the old land.
County Leitrim was his home.
As those bygone days went
there were several ways
to ensure sadness & disquiet
steeped in misery, the depth of despair
& Eire’s spilled blood,
quelled the odd riot.
Twas rare
to see a Catholic smiling.
Now the derelict housing estates, meant
for the soiled land to irrigate
grow & bloom
are in states of disrepair,
deepest despair,
doom
& gloom.
Walls damp, decayed, roofs need re-tiling.
In those days it was almost a damnation,
yet they owned to their pride
which circulated free & wild.
Now in the 21c what happened to this once proud nation?

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By: JohnRoark http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/02/29/irelands-ghost-towns/comment-page-1/#comment-348141 Sat, 03 Mar 2012 18:20:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=25898#comment-348141 03/03/12 Our family ancestral home was CO Leitrim. After emigration to the USA in 1850, our family (Roark/Rourke)corresponded with their Irish families. My GGF, John Roark, married Mary Rourke,on Sept 1, 1850 in Co Leitim (Townland unknown but possibly Carrigallen).
The indomitable Irish people have faced much worse crises and will ‘rise above’ this ‘temporary’ crisis/experience in time.

John Roark
Burke, VA

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By: creativeriot http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/02/29/irelands-ghost-towns/comment-page-1/#comment-348136 Thu, 01 Mar 2012 17:26:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=25898#comment-348136 Great blog post here. Nice images. I will have to add this to my list of places to see.

Thanks for sharing.

Gary
http://artistforlandscapes.wordpress.com

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By: forceFielOfLove http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/02/29/irelands-ghost-towns/comment-page-1/#comment-348134 Wed, 29 Feb 2012 13:39:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=25898#comment-348134 What a disgrace!

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