St Patrick’s Festival

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 […]

Dancing in the street

Dancing in the street All by himself, but he was enjoying the band that were playing a few feet away!

A Crowd Pleaser

A Crowd Pleaser More mono cycle madness on St. Patrick Street! This is near the end of his act. The crowd really enjoyed his show! Shot during the St. Patrick’s Festival 2006 in Cork.

Buy a hot dog

Buy a hot dog I’d call them hot dogs simply because I’m ignorant of the German name used on the sign outside this stall. Whatever they’re called they were delicious! Pictured during the St. Patrick’s Festival Cork 2006.

All good stuff

All good stuff Is chocolate bad and contain calories if it’s all organic and good and pure and sold in a homely fashion? Go on, you know you want some! Yummy looking chocolate brownies for sale at a stall during the St Patrick’s Festival Cork 2006!

Fun on a monocycle

Fun on a monocycle A street performer climbs onto his monocycle during the St Patrick’s Festival 2006. I love the second picture here. It shows just how crazy he was as he got the crowd cheering and enthusing about his act.

Hangers on

Hangers on Clothes hang unnoticed amid the crowds and stalls down Academy Street Cork during the St Patrick’s Festival on March 18th 2006!

Joe, the Devil and an Angel

Joe, the Devil and an Angel Joe, the Devil and an Angel Joe was a simple man. He is like most of us haunted by his own devils but also protected by an angel by his side. In this street drama Joe was continually tempted by the devil, but then he found a small bird […]

The French Soap Seller

The French Soap Seller One of the stalls at the St. Patrick’s Festival Market sold perfumed soaps and other crafts. This French gentleman owned the stall and cheerfully told us that he’d be travelling the country until his stock ran out, at which point he’d return home and have to do household chores for his […]

Chocolate Lollies

Chocolate Lollies Who can resist chocolate? Feast your eyes on this stall at the St. Patrick’s Festival Cork!

A riot of colour from Peru

A riot of colour from Peru One of the more colourful stalls at the open air market during the St Patrick’s Festival in Cork!

The candle seller’s red hat

The candle seller’s red hat This man was selling scented candles on a small table in front of the Crawford Art Gallery. The sense of smell is one of our most primitive and releases memories and stirs emotions. He was doing a brisk trade. When I saw his woolly red hat I had to make […]

Cork St Patrick’s Festival Market

Cork St Patrick’s Festival Market One side of Academy Street was taken up by a long line of stalls populated by an international host of sellers! There were biscuits and cakes from Brittany, soaps and wooden toys from France, clothes and trinkets from Peru and lots more. I took a few shots of this scene […]