Killea, County Donegal
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The settlement sits on the border of County Donegal in the Republic of Ireland and County Derry in Northern Ireland. In recent years, many new homes have been built in the area and the village now acts largely as a commuter village for Derry/Londonderry.
THE BUILDY: Killea may be a small town with absolutely nothing to do but that doesn't discourage the 130,000 tourists that visit the humble town every year. The "Buildy" has been compared to such architectural masterpieces such as the Roman Coliseum and the Taj Mahal. Its lack of walls, plaster, windows,doors,ceilings,insulation,electricity,running water,support beams and central heating makes it a hotspot for anyone looking for a unique family day out or for those wanting to study abstract art. The hole burnt through the floor and the permanent ash and dust is what really brings out its character.
THE SITTING PLACE: You are never far from nature when in Killea. Just a 2 minute walk down a small side road and you will find yourself in a "garden of Eden" like paradise. Once you jump over a small ditch you will often find empty boost bottles and smashed glass, don't let this put you off as the "big metal pole thing" offers excellent seating for a large group. It is here that you can take in the full beauty of the field in front of you and not to mention the grey wall which surrounds the sitting place (this has now been smashed/vandalised as has most of the things in Killea). When you are done taking in the natural beauty of the sitting place you can take a quick short cut up the hill behind you to get to the Buildy (see above)
ROBERT - When this local celebrity isn't wandering around the back roads, setting his garden on fire, painting his windows or lingering around the shop you will often find him in his home (visible in photo above) in deep prayer and meditation. We are currently unaware of Roberts religion but folklore has it that he is actually John The baptist. He is also well known for his signature look which consists of wellie boots, builders ear muffs and mismatched clothes. It was this combination that he wore on the finals of the reality TV show " America's Next Top Model" along with his innovative walking style.