Co. Cork

Cottages in decay

Cottages in decay

Two tiny cottages sit on the quayside in Cape Clear’s North Harbour. You might have missed them when you arrived because they’re off in the opposite direction most people take. I was quite taken with the contrast between both cottages. While both are obviously old and have seen better days, the left one has a […]

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McCarthy’s Bar

Pete McCarthy wrote a great book called, McCarthy’s Bar: A Journey of Discovery In Ireland which I and my wife have both read through and enjoyed immensely. Unfortunately Pete died in 2004 after being diagnosed with cancer but this book and his second are well worth reading. I just noticed the discrepancy between the spelling […]

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The rolling hills of the Irish countryside

People come from far and wide to see the beautiful Irish countryside and it’s no wonder. There’s such a wide range of different scenery that you could spend many a day discovering new beauty spots. This was shot near Dunmanway in West Cork. If you look very carefully you can see the wind power generators […]

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Castletownbere Harbour

This is the harbour at Castletownbere with an impressive cloud hanging over the water. It may possibly be the same cloud over Allihies Beach but that’s probably just wishful thinking on my part. Both photos were taken close in time to each other so maybe .. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm […]

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Windswept Cliff

Rough grass clings to the headland near Mizen Head in West Cork as waves crash on the cliffs far below. On the day I took this it was a lovely warm, sunny day, but I Love the effect black and white has on this scene. It sends a chill through me looking at it, especially […]

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Which way from Castletownbere?

There are so many places to visit in West Cork. Here’s a few of them. We didn’t visit Dursey Island but the beach at Allihies is lovely! Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/250s

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What happens after the oil runs out?

A car lies wrecked, burned out and upside down on the beach near the cemetery in Iniscarra where I shot a few “infra red” photos back in 2004. Is this what faces the world when the oil runs out? Abandoned cars and other vehicles left to rot and ruin scenic areas? I drove past a […]

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Shih Tzu in the sun

We attended a beautiful christening in Fermoy today and afterwards it was off to Mitchelstown where we joined the other guests in a light lunch of finger food and sandwiches. Loved that apple tart afterwards. Yum! This is our shih tzu, Oscar, who we took along for the drive. After the main course was over […]

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The birds of Schull

Two seagulls wander into the water on the slip that serves the Bere Ferry in Schull Harbour. Jacinta was the first to notice that actually, the Bere Ferry does not go from Schull. It lands at Castletownbere! Oops! Aperture ƒ/9 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 22mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/125s

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T.J. Newman, Schull

We had lunch in T.J. Newman’s in the town of Schull last month. Lovely thick bread in the sandwiches I got. Kept us going for ages and tasty too! Adam loved looking at all the paintings upstairs! Aperture ƒ/7.1 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/125s

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Glengarriff River

This is a picturesque stream that runs through Glengarriff Nature Reserve in Co. Cork. We went for a short walk close by but by the time we got here it was getting late in the afternoon and Adam was getting hungry! Aperture ƒ/4.5 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/50s

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Hungry Cat

A hungry, scrawny cat came up to us while walking around Schull in Co. Cork last weekend. The poor thing was crying for food and affection. This was the first time Adam saw a real cat and he was delighted but we had to leave the poor thing to fend for itself. I discovered that […]

Co. Cork Cemetery

Co. Cork Cemetery A graveyard in Co. Cork attracted my attention last summer while walking with Oscar down a small road. I didn’t go in but I got a few nice shots from over the cemetery gate. This is a the result of sandwiching two versions of this image together. One is overexposed and the […]

The Cork County Hall and the web

The Cork County Hall and the web Early one morning I visited the County Hall in Cork and took a few photos. In fact, this one is from the same shoot. Webs covered a tree behind the building, and the early morning dew sparkled in the sun. I was hoping for an ominous feel to […]

Panoramic Traffic Lights

Panoramic Traffic Lights Traffic along the Mallow Road hurries past on a cold and foggy December night. This was taken from the bridge near Rathpeacon and Killeens. The bridge itself as you can see from the map above is much wider than the one in this picture but I wasn’t going to stand in the […]