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

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Small 11.1" x 8.0"
Medium 16.6" x 12.0"
Large 22.2" x 16.0"
X large 27.7" x 20.0"


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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!


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