Irish Ireland I was out walking with son, Harry, this afternoon in the depths of Co. Waterford. We were both struck by this little scene which sums up the kind of scene you happen upon when wandering in the Irish countryside. We could have stayed watching them for hours and they were delighted to have company. Donkey Delight Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related Author: socialbridge I am a sociologist and writer from Ireland. I have worked as a social researcher for 30 years and have had a lifelong passion for writing. My main research interests relate to health care and sense of place. View all posts by socialbridge
28 thoughts on “Irish Ireland”
A delightful scene for sure…They were interested in the two of you just like you were in them…
Yeah, they were as friendly as could be.
I love the image of ‘rural Ireland’ that the photo conjures up….and how lovely nature can be:):)
So glad you like the image, Olga. x
This is more than I can bear. I just, and I mean just left Derrick’s blog (do you know Derrick?) and I was so happy at his donkeys. And then you give me more!!! As I just mentioned to him, I love donkeys!
I’ll have to find Derrick pronto.
Do you know where to find him?
I do know what you mean, i can cope with donkeys better than horses. Smaller, gentler and more friendly.
A very Irish scene.❤️💜
Is it more Irish than British, do you think?
Yes more Irish than English i would say, there no longer seems to be a Britain, everyone wants to a part of not a whole 💜💗
Too cute! 🙂
Hi Tom. Cute is a good word alright.
Such a lovely scene jean. I love Irish poetry.
I’ll have to find a few lines of Irish poetry about a donkey (‘asal’ is Irish for donkey) for you.
I love donkeys, those two are adorable.
Just found them on a stroll. You know the way it happens.
I think that donkeys are very gentle animals but I don’t really know them 🙂 a lovely photo and thoughts.
Thanks Agnes. My mother grew up with a few and always had good things to say about them.
Look at those ears, how cute are they 🙂
The ears are great, I agree. You’ve just reminded me of a kid’s book from way back about a donkey called ‘Long Ears.’
We try to pretend we are a major player, a cosmopolitan lot, but it’s impossible to hide our green fields and donkeys. Love it.
BTW I’ve not been seeing any of your posts in my reader (I admit I’ve not been spending a lot of time blogging) so I must check they’ve not unfollowed you!
It’ll be a day that we hide our green fields and donkeys away but stranger things have happened.
No, I was on blog break so there was nothing to see!
I’d be happy to come upon a scene like that every day Jean, they’re adorable.
Aren’t they just! A real pair of joyness.
Looks like they still have their furry winter coats on… I remember currying off our horses in the spring when they shed their warm coats and got all glossy again.
Hi Sandy, yeah they look fairly wintery still. I must revisit them in the height of Summer, if can find the road again!
It’s what I picture I will see when I go visit… 😉