Events

The curious dog

The curious dog While wandering about on St. Patrick’s Day this year I spotted this adorable little dog. I got a few snaps and his owner didn’t seem to mind. The doggy was more than happy at the attention and sniffed eagerly at my lens!

Square tiles and doorway

Square tiles and doorway A man leaves Larry Tompkins Pub on Lavitt’s Quay, Cork. This was taken on St. Patrick’s Day this year!

On dad’s shoulders

On dad’s shoulders A boy grins with delight after the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Cork this year. And why wouldn’t he? He’s sitting tall over everyone else! Larry Tompkins bar is in the background. It was packed with the day’s crowd. PS. The May issue of Digital Journalist has been out for a few […]

Boy all alone

Boy all alone A little boy sits on the ground near some bikes while all around people talk and enjoy the day. This was taken at the Midleton Food and Drink Festival last year. In the last 3 weeks I’ve worked on perhaps 3 photos, but luckily I had another 50 prepared to tide me […]

The face painting girl

The face painting girl This young lady was painting the faces of kids at the Midleton Food and Drink Festival when I took this photo. She was really enjoying herself as were the kids!

Fun on a unicycle

Unicycle fun A young street performer at the Midleton Food and Drink Festival last year. Late posting today, so much to do..

Hula hoop dancer

Hula hoop dancer A dancer entertained the crowds at the Midleton Food and Drink Festival last September. She was quite popular as you can imagine! Here’s a fascinating page on hula hoops courtesy of Wikipedia.

Scared Child

Scared Child A girl looked up at me from her buggy as I took her photo with the wide angle lens of my camera. This was taken just after the St. Patrick’s Day Parade this year and the place was black with people, especially outside the The Larry Tompkins pub so no wonder she was […]

The Art of Negotiation

The Art of Negotiation A group of boys discuss the day’s market in Midleton at the Food and Drink Fair there last September. I’m off to the hospital again. I came home for a few hours sleep. Strong coffee day today methinks and no sign of baby just yet. Don’t even contemplate ringing me unless […]

Father and son in the square

Father and son in the square A father and his offspring walk about after the parade on St. Patrick’s Day in Cork this year. Normally this is a busy junction but it was closed off for a few hours to make way for the festivities. Patrick’s Street can be seen in the background with the […]

Girls on the street

Girls on the street St. Patrick’s Day brought out a huge crowd onto the streets and here’s a group of girls we bumped into on Patrick’s Street. We were on our way to a cafe for refreshment when I spotted a bicycle chained to a pole, but it had fallen down. As is my way […]

Patrick’s Day in pictures

Patrick’s Day in pictures Revelers who were obviously having a great time at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Cork! Big and crazy hats were the order of the day for many visitors and spectators Crowd Safety officials had their hands full with the large crowd at the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Cork. I […]

The red and white man

The red and white man A street entertainer on stilts entertained the crowd at the Midleton Food and Drink Festival last September. I took photos of him in Cork too and I think he recognised me and my wife as he made a beeline for us and stopped to chat. This was shot from below […]

Gary finds his parents

A wonderful thing happened the other day. Gary Byron, a Corkonian like myself, was browsing the net and looking about for things to do when he comes home for Christmas. He stumbled upon this blog and by some one-in-a-million chance found my photo, Wet Day Shopping. He recognised the couple in the photo as his […]

Last minute shopping

Last minute shopping Today many major cities and towns around the world are going to be thronged with shoppers doing last minute shopping before Christmas Day. Traffic is going to crawl and frustrate and the crowds will be suffocating. I’m glad I’m staying at home. We may head out to the Lough later for a […]