Irish Champion... Yarabis Cuhusail at Cairncaver .. Donovan! by oulgundog

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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 , ‘Santu 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 Phillipines 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 thats why it’s an arse of a place.. I don’t .. i’m only saying what some would say!
Yarabis, I think comes from the Vikings of Dublin, meaning …down thonder!
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 .. now resides 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 name implied. More a poet/word smith
That was the name ..quiet laid back gentleman dog.. sadly missed!

Minolta X-300 Kodak tri x Pan
or possibly t-max 400, Taken in a little studio I helped set up for a friend in Donagahdee many moons ago, using backdrops and lightboxes and all that crap. Developed and printed up and scanned by Moi!



  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47almost 4 years ago

    Well, you know I’m going to like this one. And with a name like Donovan, that Sunshine Superman, it can’t fail. Cheers to the late lamented old dear, & to you.

  • Aww thanks Sheila1 He was a lovely ‘mellow yellow’ too

    – oulgundog

  • Meg Hart
    Meg Hartalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful image of this wonderful regal-looking dog!!!…Sad to know he’s no longer with you!!

  • Thank you Meg. He’s still with us in many ways.

    – oulgundog

  • oulgundog
    oulgundogalmost 4 years ago

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieealmost 4 years ago

    Bravo! greets from Bangkok….
    Your so beautiful creation is the winner of my day.
    Which I have not much free time please accept when I honor visit your image instead to say thank you anytime you have visited mine:)
    Be happy and hugs someone,once is not enough:)
    Best regards,

  • I thank you Sunny for taking the time to comment, it is very welcome!


    – oulgundog

  • Emma Hardcastle
    Emma Hardcastlealmost 4 years ago


  • Thank you Emma!

    – oulgundog

  • grannyshot
    grannyshotalmost 4 years ago

    Oooh lovely!

  • I thank you Linda!

    – oulgundog

  • Dorothy Thomson
    Dorothy Thomsonalmost 4 years ago

    He sure was an Elegant Hound Steve and also a worthy Champ!
    My half gone hound was called “Florence”! Hope they have met up. :-)

  • Thanks Dorothy .. I’m sure florence and have met up and what a party eh? ;-)

    – oulgundog

  • polly470
    polly470almost 4 years ago

    Uh Oh…I am in love with another Afghan…can’t tell my Jim……!!!!

  • Well it’s gonna cost ya 2 boxes o’Bonio’s and 3 pound fresh tripe,sliced not minced.. for me not to tell him! You scarlet woman you.. oi! Jim a word in your hairy shell like!

    – oulgundog

  • JoyceIone
    JoyceIonealmost 4 years ago

    “Excellent! Thank you for submitting your work to the Art & Collectables Sales Group.

  • I thank you muchly Joycelone !

    – oulgundog

  • polly470
    polly470almost 4 years ago


  • Blackmail is a dirty word madam…ahm.. did you get the tripe?

    – oulgundog

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