Events

Fun at the crib

Fun at the crib Fr James McSweeney’s live crib in Ballyvolane was busy with animals and human visitors all through last week but I managed to get some shots the night when we visited. As I mentioned already, there were all sorts of animals there, from sheep and donkeys to chickens, calves and puppies. Donations […]

Christmas Street Lights

Christmas Street Lights The Christmas lights in Mallow, Co. Cork illuminate the streets with a lovely cheerful glow. A passing car provides another source of light in this long exposure shot on the main street of the town.

Chistmas Tree Lights

Chistmas Tree Lights St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mallow is lit up by the lights of the Christmas tree in the church grounds. The camera club social night was in Mallow last night and after a great meal myself and Jacinta left the rest to prop up the bar! I had my camera with me […]

Girls Talking

Girls Talking Girls seated on the side of the pavement and on the road deep in conversation at the Ceili Mor in Cork a few weeks ago. Despite the noise of people dancing, an announcer and music playing I think a meaningful discussion was had! Looks like I’ve made it. One of my photos was […]

Pleased to meet you!

Pleased to meet you! A child greets one of the onlookers at the Cork Folk Festival after the “Christ Restoration Ministries Gospel Choir” have sung and danced. There were lots of kids about and they were all having a great time! I love this photo because the parents look so happy, kids are drinking their […]

Balloon Boy

Balloon Boy A boy is dragged by his mother up St. Patrick’s Street at the Ceili Mor. He was playing with a balloon by punching it continually. I saw him approach and as luck would have it, err, I mean, I quickly composed this shot. I love the expression on his face and I’m very […]

The road to Ceili

The road to Ceili People stroll along the closed off St. Patrick’s Street to the Ceili Mor. Technique: I had to rotate the photo and crop it a small bit to get a straighter horizon, then some dodge/burn to bring out the contrast, and fired off the GIMP lomo plugin that creates two layers – […]

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. […]

Sowan’s Organic Bread Mixes

Sowan’s Organic Bread Mixes Sowan’s Organic Bread Mixes were a big hit with everyone who sampled their bread, including Jacinta. She bought a packet of the stuff and I’m going to sample the finished product this morning! This is their stall at the Midleton Food & Drink Festival. Their website is sowanorganic.ie and I discovered […]

The Apple Store

The Apple Store An apple stall at the Midleton Food and Drink Festival last weekend. It was a wet morning and when I saw the water glistening on the apples I just had to make this photo. Technique: Photo was levels adjusted manually because the GIMP thought there was too much green in the image, […]