Montenotte Photowalk

When: Saturday 26th of September at 10am.
Where: Start at the Montenotte Hotel (map), Cork and continue into town.
Who: Me, you and anyone who likes taking photographs.

So, next photowalk is on the 26th. It’s a Saturday but this time it’s early in the morning at 10am. We’ll start at the Montenotte Hotel, where we (or some of us) may get access to the roof to shoot a cityscape of Cork City. Bring your wide angle and telephoto lenses!

After that it’s a stroll down the hill to Dillon’s Cross, and then wherever we fancy. We’ll be close enough to the train station to pop over there (although there may be questions of public liability insurance if we go in there as a group unfortunately).

We can head down to the quay then and on towards the bus station and into town or towards City Hall. Wherever.

Will suggested having a scavenger hunt on the walk which is a great idea. Anything else we can do to mix it up a bit?

As I mentioned previously, The Montenotte Hotel is putting on a special deal for us photowalkers:

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.

The 3 free rooms are already allocated but that still leaves the 17 discounted ones. If you’re interested, email Pat O Neill at pat @ and he’ll organise the room for you. Don’t bother ringing the hotel.

I guess the complementary lunch was originally intended for those who stayed in the hotel but as the take up of the rooms on Friday night has been so slow I don’t know for sure what’s happening. I’m pretty certain the ride in the speed boat is still on though. I’ll pass on that, I prefer to stay on land!

So, if you’re interested in going on the photowalk please leave a comment here! This doesn’t mean you’re going to stay in the hotel. I don’t want to hear about it. I just want to go on a photowalk. Email Pat if you want to stay at the hotel! (it is a good deal, and the hotel is a gorgeous one!)

If you left a comment on the previous post expressing interest in the walk, please leave a comment here again, just so we have a rough idea of numbers without having to go digging into old posts.

If you don’t want to walk up the hill to the hotel, meet us in town later. I’m not sure how we’ll organise this but it’ll probably be “12 noon at the bus station” or some such arrangement.


  1. Pat Reply

    Hi Donncha,

    The Comp lunch at the Boardwalk is open to all who take part in the Photowalk (even if not staying at the Hotel) The Hotel roof is large and safe with easy access so everyone can get up if they want.

  2. KatieC Reply

    hello Donncha,

    I’d love to go on the photowalk, thanks for organising it.
    See ye all there!

  3. Richard Reply

    If it is the speed boat I think it is (Cork Sea Safaris) then I highly recommend it. Although after Blackrock castle it is all ‘action’ shots as you’ll be holding on for dear life. really really great fun. (Bring a plastic bag for your camera)

  4. Jamie Lawrence Reply

    I’ll be there if the wife hasn’t given birth ;-)

  5. ryan Reply

    as I said on the other post.. +1 for me :)

  6. Kevin Reply

    Looking forward to it!

  7. Steve Cox Reply

    Hi Guys, hope you don’t mind me gatecrashing but we would love to feature any pictures of Cork you take on, of course with suitable attribution needed.

    • Pat O Neill Reply

      Hi Steve,

      Pat here from the Hotel. You are welcome to join us at the hotel & for lunch at the boardwalk if you want.


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  9. ryan Reply

    Should really have asked this a while ago, but what’s the deal with parking at the hotel for those taking part but not staying at the hotel? Is it a yay or a nay?

  10. Paul O’Mahony (Cork) Reply

    Hope it’s not too late to say I’ll be there, but I may not be able to be there at the start. Any ideas on how I could find you all if I arrive at say 11?

  11. rudy Reply

    Count me in..

  12. ryan Reply

    Actually.. I’ll be +1’ing. Julie is coming down to Cork tonight so I’ll be dragging her along tomorrow.

  13. Pat O Neill Reply

    Was just up on roof. Great view. You can also get a shot of the new Cork/Swansea ferry docked on the quay

    • KatieC Reply

      Stop teasing us Pat!
      Hope you are going to do some male modelling
      for us tomorrow ;)

  14. Pat O Neill Reply

    Due to the tide the 4 who wish to go on the speedboat will have to wait until 2pm (after lunch) Well worth the wait.

  15. Phil Reply

    Have a great day folks – wish I could be there.

  16. Pat O Neill Reply

    Thanks to everyone from the Montenotte Hotel & the Boardwalk Bar & Grill Cork for a very enjoyable morning.


  17. KatieC Reply


    Had a great time, thanks for setting up everything, you missed a great spin out on the speedboat.

    Some of my photos are here;-


  18. Pat O Neill Reply

    Great shot from the roof. How come mine does not look like that?

    • KatieC Reply

      Perhaps because I took it from the top of the ladder!!

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  20. Will Knott Reply

    That was fun. Thanks for setting this up Donncha.
    The pics are uploaded at

    And the speed boat photos (fun but not too sure about my shots) start at page 4.

  21. Paul O’Mahony (Cork) Reply

    Thank you all for being so welcoming to a newcomer.

    I’ve started a blogpost @


  22. Kevin Reply

    Thanks again for organising the walk Donncha. It was great fun. I’ve posted my favourite 10 photos here:

  23. Jamie Lawrence Reply

    I’ve finally uploaded a selection of shots to Smugmug:

    Some of these shots can also be seen on my photoblog this week:

  24. rudy Reply

    Thanks Donncha and Pat for the organizing, was a nice meet-up place and an enjoyable walk…

  25. ryan Reply

    Motivated myself sufficiently to process a few.. or

    depending on your preferences.

    Will of course be putting them on the blog over the next few weeks/months too. Great to meet everyone, hope it’s not too long before the next walk.

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