Towering Over Our Heads

Towering Over Our Heads

The Clock Tower in Youghal is an imposing building close up, especially as it’s so unusual in having a tunnel through it’s ground floor!

We’re going to have a photowalk in Cork on Saturday, September 26th. It’s going to be sometime in the morning, before noon but that won’t really matter because hopefully most of those taking part will have stayed the night in the nearby Montenotte Hotel!
As a special deal for photographers, the hotel is setting aside 20 rooms for us on the night of the 25th. 17 are discounted with single rooms costing 39 Euro including breakfast and double/twin rooms at 29 Euro/pp, also including breakfast.
After the photowalk we’ll descend on the Boardwalk Bar & Grill for a complementary lunch, and there may even be an opportunity for a select few to head out on a speed boat along the river.

So what about the other 3 rooms? That’s the thing. I think they’ve lost their minds, someone’s got a screw loose up there. They want to give them away free! The hard part is deciding who gets the rooms for the night so the fairest way to do it is the usual blogger way. Leave a comment here if you want to be in with a chance.

Before you hit the Submit button, only leave a comment if you’re a photographer and you’ll be accompanying us around Cork City on the morning of the 26th. Make sure you link to your photoblog or your or Flickr stream when you leave your comment.

On Friday sometime I’m going to close comments on this post and 3 people will be chosen semi-randomly. If you don’t link to your photoblog or photo stream you won’t have a chance. It’s a great prize to win so we have to be a little stricter than normal.

There’ll also be a competition at the hotel for the best photo of the hotel or the view.

Thanks Damien and Pat for organising this. Should be a good weekend for all!

Disclaimer – I’m not at all involved with the hotel, not getting paid for this. I’m just getting the word out there.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/100s


  1. ryan Reply

    Cool. Will be in Cork that weekend so I’ll definitely be along. No need to put me into the hat for the room draw though, just wanted to let you know I’ll be joining the walk.

  2. Vic Barry Reply

    Will defo try and make this! Dont need a room or anything!

  3. McAWilliams Reply

    Wow well done to all involved on getting this going, I will endeavor to get there!

  4. Will Knott Reply

    I don’t know if I can make it, (the unexpected actually happened last time) but I would like to.
    I won’t need the room, I’m not that far away.

  5. Kevin Reply

    Sounds great Donncha – count me in!

  6. KatieC Reply

    Well, mark me down for the walk and I won’t refuse a free room either. I LOVE staying in hotels and have stayed nearer than this to home!!

  7. Alice Daly Reply

    Donnacha – I would be interested in taking part in the photowalk on Sept 26th. I will not require accommodation.
    I really enjoyed the last walk in Cork. I will spread the word. There is a problem with the ‘inphotos’ link above. I am sure that you will let me know where the photographers will be meeting before the walk commences.
    Your photos are brilliant.
    Alice Daly

  8. Pa Dinneen Reply

    Hi Donnacha,
    I’d like to join and would love a free room….I’m actually from Cork but living in Galway and am homeless when in Cork (no family here there anymore).
    I was busy so couldn’t make the last world photo walk but like the idea of a photo walk.
    My Flickr site:

    My photo blog:


  9. Pat O Neill Reply

    Really looking forward to welcoming all of you to the Montenotte & the Boardwalk Bar & Grill.


  10. rudy Reply

    Hi Donncha

    Put me down for the walk, and the draw…sound like fun. Thanks

  11. Ron Bending Reply

    Hi Donncha,
    I’ll be there, but no need to put me in for the draw, thank for putting this together, let us know about meets etc…regards Ron (bahny)

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