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St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Blarney

I took part in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade here in Blarney today along with my son and wife. We walked with the Community Preschool group and I am utterly amazed at the stamina of young kids! Little 3 and 4 year olds walked around Blarney and still had energy left to play with bubbles […]

football on the beach

Football on the beach

3 boys playing with a football on Garretstown Beach. The tide was coming in and I watched them kick the ball out into the water. The day was freezing though with a strong offshore wind. Brrrr. Aperture ƒ/6.3 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 144mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/125s

Restricted Bridge

Restricted Bridge

A bridge carries the Cork to Dublin train over a local road near Blarney. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/60s

View on Camden Quay

View on Camden Quay

Camden Quay in Cork City with the north side of the City behind it. St. Anne’s (or Shandon Bells) and the Catholic North Cathedral in the background. Loved the light when I saw this scene. The setting sun cast shadows on the buildings and reflected off the church steeples. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D […]

boats in drake's pool

Boats in Drake’s Pool

There are always boats moored in the section of the Owenabue River called “Drake’s Pool”. This was a shot I took last weekend while out walking with my family there. Quite frosty but many people out walking the light from the setting sun was amazing. Yes, this location is associated with Sir Francis Drake: The […]

scrap-saturday

Scrap Saturday

I loved this show while it was broadcast and I even have the multi-CD compilation that came out a couple of years ago too. Technology is ever changing. I don’t think I’ve recorded anything off the radio in years and the last time I did, I used the station’s Internet broadcast piped into mencoder to […]

Snowing in Blarney

Snowing in Blarney

It snowed in Blarney today. First snow of the season fell 2 days ago but was barely a few flakes that fell overnight. Today’s snow covered the area in a blank of white, but thankfully didn’t last too long! Roads are still affected and unfortunately there’s a steep hill coming into my estate. Aperture ƒ/6.3 […]

Saint Finbarres Sunset

Saint Finbarre’s Sunset

St Finbarre’s Cathedral silhouetted against the sunset in Cork yesterday. It was freezing cold but the skies were mostly clear and snow hasn’t fallen in the City or here in Blarney either yet. The country is going through a recession but you wouldn’t know it. After driving around Parnell Place twice I parked in Merchant’s […]

BIFFO

BIFFO

Who? Is it Brian Cowen, or Biff? I’ve had this photo on my computer for 5 years, waiting for it’s time to shine. Aperture ƒ/7.1 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 59mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/125s

Abandoned Interior

Abandoned Interior

The interior of a cottage at the picturesque Brandon Creek on Slea Head, County Kerry. Outside there’s a planning permission notice, dated August 2008 and written in Irish. I presume the owner is no longer in a hurry to develop his property. All he wanted to do was replace the roof and add an extension. […]

killer queen

Killer Queen

Queen cover band Killer Queen played in The Opera House, Cork a few months back and I snapped a few photos! Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 88mm ISO 3200 Shutter speed 1/100s

The lady of Opera Lane

The Lady of Opera Lane

Spot the lady? Aperture ƒ/4 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/1600s

69 Patrick Street

69 Patrick Street

Waterstones on Saint Patrick Street in Cork. Also Game, Euro City and a derelict store once rented by one of the national banks here in Ireland. Aperture ƒ/4 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/160s

Quality Irish Meat

Quality Irish Meat

A SuperValu lorry delivers produce to their store in Dingle, Co Kerry a number of months ago. While the rest of the country basked in the first rays of a beautiful Summer we were lucky to get two nice days out of seven. Love the area though, and the staff of the Dingle Skellig Hotel […]

Rest in Peace

Rest in Peace

A hand written notice strung up on a pole at the corner of Winthrop Street and Patrick’s Street in Cork records the names of those killed by Israeli commandos recently. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 28mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/125s