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The Lord Mayor’s car

The Lord Mayor’s car Each year the Lord Mayor of Cork is given a top of the range Ford car to drive. It’s always the first car registered in the new year, hence the XX-C-1 number plate. Unfortunately for the Lord Mayor, they have to give it back when their annual term is over. Such […]

Patrick Street from Mothercare

Patrick Street from Mothercare Patrick Street, Cork as seen from the 1st floor of Mothercare.. Looking out the winder beats trying to navigate all the baby stuff in the shop!

Debenhams’ confused identity

Debenhams’ confused identity Debenhams bought Irish department store chain, "Roches Stores", back in 2006, and rebranded their Cork store on Patrick Street shortly afterwards. Unfortunately nobody has yet replaced the big "Roches Stores" logo at the top of the building. It’s still there, more than a year later!

Carrots!

Carrots! All sorts of produce is for sale in the organic shop in the English Market, Cork. Including these carrots.

Irish Post Office

Irish Post Office The post box outside a post office in Fermoy, Co. Cork.

Walking on air

Walking on air My brother Cathal leapt into the air to head the ball when Kilkully Decking played Mulligans played at Turners Cross a few weeks ago. Unfortunately they lost, but it was a great game of football. Cathal played a blinder!

Whirling around and around

Whirling around and around A merry-go-round or whatever you call it kept the kids entertained in the Peace Park last night as Santa visited courtesy of 96FM. Even the Lord Mayor of Cork turned up. He had no problems finding parking. I saw his car parked up on the broad new pavement outside the park. […]

For sale at Sherry FitzGerald

For sale at Sherry FitzGerald These are the swanky new offices of estate agent Sherry FitzGerald in Cork. I find it intriguing that the owners decided to bring in other agents to sell the other floor space in the building. There are signs for Savills/Hamilton Osborn King and Lisney on the top floor directly above […]

Maxol fuels the boats

Maxol fuels the boats A fuel truck from Maxol fuels a boat docked at Dingle Harbour with diesel. Meanwhile, a long lorry next to it is loaded with goods from the boat. Busy times.

Blue boat out of water

Blue boat out of water Two small boats tied up and out of the water on the Dingle Peninsula, Co. Kerry.

Blue sky on a dull day

Blue sky on a dull day Today is dull, there’s a glimpse of blue out, it’s cold, there’s a chilly wind blowing. Blue sky and fluffy clouds in Kerry while on holiday. Great memories.

Union Square from afar

Union Square from afar Union Square in San Francisco as seen from my floor at the hotel we stayed in.

Marlboro

Marlboro Clothes pegs in a textured cloth bag, Marlboro branded plastic bag, 1993 calendar. Shot at my parents-in-law house. I love the texture of the clothes bag, but that wasn’t what attracted my attention at first. It was the calendar and the Marlboro bag. Since cigarette advertising is now banned it’s unusual to see any […]

Housing market slow?

Housing market slow? The Irish housing market is slowing down but sales are still being made. A tiny house down the road from this one in Blarney sold a few weeks ago even though I’m sure you could hardly swing a cat in it …

You’re a star

You’re a star So that’s what happens to reality tv show judges when they retire. They go off to Dingle and work on a trawler! In the background is an old burned out trawler that has been tied up to the quay in Dingle for at least the last 18 months. I have photos of […]