Carol Singers

carol singers

Carol singers on Patrick’s Street yesterday. It’s nice to see carollers again. It seems they haven’t been out much in previous years but this year I spotted 3 groups dotted around the city streets singing their hearts out.

So, yesterday I said that Pat Phelan’s generosity giving away a phone, a 20″ LCD screen and a broadband dongle had inspired me to do something similar.
I can’t afford to be as generous, but I can perhaps offer a nice personal new year’s gift for 2 lucky visitors to my blog. As you may know I’m a member of RedBubble and I have a small portfolio on that site. I’ve only sold 5 prints off there making for a grand profit of 33 Euro so it’s a good thing I have a day job to fall back on.

What I would like to do is offer 2 people who comment on this post a print of (almost) any image(*) on this blog! On Tuesday afternoon I’ll pick two winners. The first winner will get a mounted print (example) worth $84.38, and the second will get a laminated print (example) worth $40.38. All prices are in US Dollars, and I’ll pay for post and packing too. Each print is up to 12″x18″ in size.

So, leave a comment on this post with your name and email address to be in with a chance to win. There’s no need to mention what print you want in the comment. All I ask of the winners is that they email me a photo of the image hanging on their wall. I’d love to see that!

* Some images are too cropped and small to print to a reasonable size.

Aperture ƒ/3.5
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/250s


  1. David Doran Reply

    Loving the generosity from everyone, it’s great to see!

  2. Luke Reply

    Well, count me in.

    In regard to caroling, I too haven’t seen much of it in recent years. Guess it’s become too politically correct to sing. :-\

  3. Trent Reply

    Count me too Donncha! I am not afraid of singing! Great stuff!

  4. Aaron Donohoe Reply

    Very generous – count me in!

  5. Grannymar Reply

    I’m not allowed sing even in the bath and I live alone. :lol:

    What a wonderful gesture Donncha. Hopefully we are becoming a more caring nation and moving away from the take, take, take mentality.

    Wishing you Jacinta & Adam a peaceful and love filled Christmas.

  6. Michael Klusek Reply

    Love to get a street view of Cork. Been following you for a while. Great to here what going on in Ireland. Never been there but who know. You might inspire me to visit.

  7. Anthony McG Reply

    Thr Irish blogosphere is in giving mood this Christmas. :) Happy Christmas.

  8. Lisa Reply

    Count me in too Donncha…merry Christmas! :)

  9. Ciaran Reply

    Count me in too – Happy Christmas Donncha!

  10. Roger Galligan Reply

    It’s nearly unusual to see carol singers without Santa hats these days! Happy Christmas Donncha

  11. Ant Galvin Reply

    Good on you. Happy Christmas!

  12. Laura Daly Reply

    Porter in the background = porter for me.

  13. Michele Reply

    Framed prints always look nice :)
    I’d love one!


  14. Claire Reply

    Ooooh, count me in for sure! I have my eye on this one:

    Happy Christmas Donncha and family :)

  15. John Keyes Reply

    Wow nice one Donncha. I must go look at your RedBubble presence, I’ve bought a few Tees from there.

  16. redmum Reply

    I’d love to win :) happy Christmas Donncha hope you all have a lovely one.

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  18. Phil O’Kane Reply

    oooooh lovely christmass niceness.

  19. keith bohanna Reply

    Lovely idea Donnacha :-)


  20. Joe Scanlon Reply

    Really nice of you. Happy Christmas. :)

  21. Richard Reply

    You have so many good prints I think I’d go into a tail spin of choice overload if I won. As I type this, the image of the pigs head in the english market is sticking in my head………..maybe pork is back on the menu?!!

  22. Craig Stuntz Reply

    Great idea; thanks!

    Here’s a poem for the season:

  23. Noirin Shirley Reply

    Count me in – I love your photos!

  24. Katherine Reply

    Tra la la la la, la la la la!
    Very generous of you indeed, that’s some proper Christmas spirit!

  25. katiec Reply

    me me me, hohoho


  26. Debbie Reply

    What a lovely, generous idea! Count me in too please. :)

  27. McAWilliams Reply

    well I am feeling lucky so count me in!

  28. Donna Registrierkasse Reply

    I hope it’s not too late, to count me in

  29. jack Reply

    All Pictures Great idea; thanks!

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