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.

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Shutter speed 1/250s

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  • David Doran December 21, 2008 Reply

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

  • Luke December 21, 2008 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. :-\

  • Trent December 21, 2008 Reply

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

  • Aaron Donohoe December 21, 2008 Reply

    Very generous – count me in!

  • Grannymar December 21, 2008 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.

  • Michael Klusek December 21, 2008 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.

  • Anthony McG December 21, 2008 Reply

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

  • Lisa December 22, 2008 Reply

    Count me in too Donncha…merry Christmas! :)

  • Ciaran December 22, 2008 Reply

    Count me in too – Happy Christmas Donncha!

  • Roger Galligan December 22, 2008 Reply

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

  • Ant Galvin December 22, 2008 Reply

    Good on you. Happy Christmas!

  • Laura Daly December 22, 2008 Reply

    Porter in the background = porter for me.

  • Michele December 22, 2008 Reply

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


  • Claire December 22, 2008 Reply

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

    Happy Christmas Donncha and family :)

  • John Keyes December 22, 2008 Reply

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

  • redmum December 22, 2008 Reply

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

  • Flower Burst December 22, 2008 Reply

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  • Phil O'Kane December 22, 2008 Reply

    oooooh lovely christmass niceness.

  • keith bohanna December 22, 2008 Reply

    Lovely idea Donnacha :-)


  • Joe Scanlon December 22, 2008 Reply

    Really nice of you. Happy Christmas. :)

  • Richard December 22, 2008 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?!!

  • Craig Stuntz December 22, 2008 Reply

    Great idea; thanks!

    Here’s a poem for the season:

  • Noirin Shirley December 22, 2008 Reply

    Count me in – I love your photos!

  • Katherine December 22, 2008 Reply

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

  • katiec December 22, 2008 Reply

    me me me, hohoho

  • Debbie December 23, 2008 Reply

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

  • McAWilliams December 23, 2008 Reply

    well I am feeling lucky so count me in!

  • Who gets the free prints? December 23, 2008 Reply

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  • Donna Registrierkasse December 23, 2008 Reply

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

  • jack December 25, 2008 Reply

    All Pictures Great idea; thanks!

  • Singing December 31, 2008 Reply

    [...] of the carol singers featured a few days ago singing her heart out on Patrick’s Street, [...]

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