Irish Champion... Yarabis Cuhusail at Cairncaver by oulgundog

Irish Champion... Yarabis Cuhusail at Cairncaver by 

Ir. Ch. Yarabis Cuhusail at Cairncaver


Yarabis Cuhusail at Cairncaver…roughly translated from the bronze age Celtic language , means… ‘The Warrior King From The Border Area’ who now resides in the country of ..’The Burial Place Of The King Of The Ulaid – County Down Branch’ situated in the Craigantlet hills. Craigantlet meaning…’the hill overlooking the holy wood , ‘Santus Boscus’…on the shore of the waters over the salt mines, on the estuary of ‘Bel-Feirste’…The ford over the river Lagan ………ahm….softly flowing. Lagan, if you Google it, comes up as the … Republic of Kalmykia, in the Russian Federation and then lots of other cra…information. The old spelling of Lagen is everywhere , from the Philippines to Norway! …to be honest its as common as Bel Feirste muck!
Belfast….‘Bel Feirste’… is built on muck and the buildings are on piles. Some would say that’s why it’s an arse of a place…. ‘cause it has piles! I don’t! .. I’m only saying what some would say!

Yarabis, I think comes from the Vikings of Dublin, meaning …down there!
We went through all the Irish poets/lyricists/playwrights/bards…Yeats, Shaw, Kennedy, French, ..even Turlough O’Carolan himself! Myles Na gopoleen appealed to me … can you imagine shouting down the garden, “Na gopoleen yer tripes ready!”…. Nope! ..

Moved on to movie stars.. ! He was a quiet dog… the quiet man…’The Quiet Man!’.. yes … no ! Trooper Thornton …didn’t sound right …Wasn’t Wayne in Donovan’s Reef? Wasn’t he Michael Patrick ‘Guns’ Donovan?…Yes.. but hang on a minute …what about …Thomas Aloysius ‘Boats’ Gilhooley.. Lee Marvin…nah …he wasn’t Irish.

‘Donovan!’…“They call me Mellow yellow… quite rightly” ..that was it!.. the colour .. the poet .. the laid back .. He was a Celt .. Scottish, of Irish descent, now residing in Ireland.

Anyway… we called him Donovan!

He was a very laid back dog , he didn’t suit being a Celtic spear chucker as his pedigree name implied. More a poet/word smith.

That was the name ..quiet laid back gentleman dog.. great craic ..and sadly missed.

Minolta X-300 tmax film



  • Dorothy Thomson
    Dorothy Thomsonover 4 years ago

    A beautiful gentleman!

  • Thank you Dorothy yes he was :-)

    – oulgundog

  • oulgundog
    oulgundogover 4 years ago

  • jazzdevil
    jazzdevilover 4 years ago

    I love how you take ages to get to the point!! And I like how you get there! Magnificent photograph of a gorgeous looking dawgie. :o)

  • Pmsl ! Ah sure I’m an Ulsterman.. I like to take the long way home!!

    – oulgundog

  • MaryStewart
    MaryStewartover 4 years ago

    this is so beautiful.

  • Thanks Marie, he was only a few years old there.

    – oulgundog

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 4 years ago

    I can just hear the words coming out of his mouth… our Khyber used to say the same things, repeatedly. Splendid, splendid beast!

  • LOL! Thanks Sheila .. yes he could tell a tall tail!! ;-) Hope you enjoyed your Scottish trip.

    – oulgundog

  • jazzdevil
    jazzdevilover 4 years ago

  • Thanks Paula… I know you like old hippys!!lol

    – oulgundog

  • EagleHunter
    EagleHunterover 4 years ago

    He is beautiful!!

  • Thank you much appreciated! :-)

    – oulgundog

  • Diane  Kramer
    Diane Kramerover 4 years ago

    lovely pose and smile!!

  • Thank you Diane … yes , he gets that from me!!:-)

    – oulgundog

  • Tammera
    Tammeraabout 4 years ago


  • Oh aye! We had great craic! He was always fun to be with.. I thank you Tammera. :-)

    – oulgundog

  • PPPhotoArt
    PPPhotoArtalmost 4 years ago

    so sorry, what an amazing animal & capture, wow

  • Yeah he was some pup! I thank you!

    – oulgundog

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