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Looking out for the kids

Looking out for the kids A wary father carries his son on his shoulder at the Ceili Mor as his photo is taken on St. Patrick’s Street last weekend. Looks like his passenger is enjoying the festival! I like this: State of Emergency – pictures from Vogue of models and Police. They’re scanned from Vogue […]

Girls dancing on the street

Girls dancing on the street People of all ages joined in the fun dancing on St. Patrick’s Street last weekend at the Ceili Mor, but there was a noticeable lack of male participation. Any man out there had his pick of the women! Are guys too shy, or are women better dancers? Me? I was […]

Pure joy! A child on drums!

Pure joy! A child on drums! Can you imagine the noise? Well, don’t worry, it was in the middle of the street! A child took control of the drums while the adults took a break during the Cork Folk Festival. From the programme I guess the group singing and dancing with accompanied drums and music […]

All the fun of the Ceili Mor

All the fun of the Ceili Mor The Ceili Mor on St. Patrick’s Street, Cork, last weekend. Last year the Ceili Mor attracted 8,371 people who broke the world record for the largest Irish dancing event! This year was a more modest event but still the people showed up and joined in, slowly at first, […]

Princess Jacinta

Princess Jacinta Princess Jacinta was formally announced to the populace of Cork as she rode a sedan car up Saint Patrick’s Street in Cork. She was regal in stature, enjoying every moment of it, and alighted outside Boots Chemist on the thoroughfare where she was presented with a flower as a token of gratitude from […]

Midleton Princess

Midleton Princess Adding a bit of humour ot the Midleton Food and Drink Festival, this princess was just on a break but kindly posed for the camera after I asked. Sorry about the blown out detail on her hand – the sun was behind her so I had to fill in the shadows with flash. […]

East Cork Camera Group at Midleton Food and Drink Festival

East Cork Camera Group at Midleton Food and Drink Festival Thomas Tattan at the East Cork Camera Group stand in Midleton yesterday. They were participating in the Midleton Food and Drink Festival and had a great photo gallery in a quiet courtyard off the beaten track. A good crowd were milling about enjoying the photos […]

Cobh Train Station

Cobh Train Station Cobh Train Station, taken just before closing many months ago. It’s a long exposure shot of the interior of a fine building on the quay-side. “The Queenstown Story”, a museum in the background of this shot is worth a visit and tells the story of the port of Cobh as the last […]

Cobh Peoples Regatta – Flash Harry

Flash Harry, a Queen tribute band played to the crowd at the Cobh Peoples Regatta last weekend after the fireworks. They were great, driving the crowd wild! *phew* This post took ages to do, had to get up early to work on this one. Hope you enjoy the photos! You can find out more about […]

Cobh Peoples Regatta Fireworks

I went down to Cobh to see the end of the Cobh Peoples Regatta on Sunday night. I met Donal and Celine down there and a great night was had by all! The Regatta is a weekend long festival which I found out about last year, watched the fireworks and the band that played. This […]

Ferry Building’s Clock Tower

Ferry Building’s Clock Tower The clock tower of the Ferry Buildings, San Francisco. We had a pre Wordcamp dinner with lots of people in Taylor’s Automatic Refresher. I was glad to meet many people for the first time, among them Niall Kennedy, Scott Beale, Michelle Clay and Safire. I guess giving me business cards is […]

High Rise Crane

High Rise Crane (print) A view of the crane helping in the construction of a new office block behind Cork City Hall. This is from the lobby of the carpark next door. Other views of the same site: Building a City Sunset, Craning to See the Sky.

The Puppy, the cat and the calf

The Puppy and the calf Sasha took quite an interest in a field of calves across the road from her home last night, and they in her! This particular calf was braver than the rest and sniffed at Sasha, Oscar, me and whoever was at the gate! Ali, the cat, didn’t think much of the […]

Mick Flannery at the Spiegeltent

Mick Flannery at the Spiegeltent The Lynch Mob join Mick Flannery Mick Flannery played to a sold out audience in the Spiegeltent last night. He has an amazing voice, he’s a great song writer and the audience were up in arms crying and shouting for encores at the end of the gig. The Lynch Mob […]

Bonfire Night

Bonfire Night It was Bonfire Night in Cork yesterday. It’s celebrated on St. John’s Eve and there have been bonfires lit in Cork for as long as I remember. Not all parts of the country celebrate the night, and I heard on the radio 2 days ago that there may be a by-law passed in […]