Running in the Blarney Half Marathon

Running in the scorching heat on Waterloo Road near the end of the Blarney half marathon.

Directing traffic on Waterloo Road.

Finishing the race in that searing heat is quite an accomplishment. Everyone received a medal at the finish.

Well done to everyone who took part!

People of the Blarney Half Marathon

This couple posed for me as they walked along the Waterloo Road. I’d venture to say he probably ran the half marathon in less than 90 minutes.

We chatted for a few minutes near the finish line while runners streamed past. He finished in 1hr 26mins. Next time I’m bringing a notepad and a pen to get names!

Two lads well on the way to recovery after the half marathon in Blarney. Under the scorching sun I don’t know how they managed to run it in 1hr 35mins!

The annual Blarney Half Marathon was held yesterday under a blistering sun. Ireland enjoyed a week of superb weather and yesterday could have been the hottest. The race started at 11am and runners followed a course around Blarney, finishing on Waterloo Road sometime after noon. I have nothing but admiration for those guys. All I wanted to do was sit in the shade an enjoy a cool drink! More photos to come tomorrow.

After the Blarney Half Marathon

Four runners who took part in today’s half-marathon in Blarney rest after their ordeal. They were too out of breath to talk but kindly consented to having their photo taken.

More photos to come tomorrow!

Charity photo exhibit in Mallow

The Mayor of Mallow, Cllr. Noel O’Connor at Mallow Library at the start of the Mallow Camera Club photography exhibit.

Members of Mallow Camera Club and the public gather at the photo exhibit in the Library.

Sean O’Riordan talks about the trip to South Africa with the Niall Mellon Township Trust.

My photo of Brendan O’Carroll in the top left!

The photography exhibit last night was a great success. I don’t think there were any sales, but it was nice to see everyone again, and the number of babies prompted a few people to comment that the club should get a creche in ..

John Doheny has updated the original announcement post with more photos. Thanks to Damien and Donal for linking back to my post. Hopefully someone will remember over the next few weeks that the exhibit is in the library and pop in for a look!

Update! Thanks Conor and Tom for linking too!

Caroline Street ESB Station

This used to be an electricity switching station for the trams that traveled around Cork city and suburbs many years ago.

This building was the location for Stanley Super 800’s Gatecrashing video many month’s ago. I still have some super shots of the interior to post. I’ll eventually get around to it.. Some time!

Barry and Ann’s Wedding Party

Group shot of almost everyone who attended the wedding of Barry Owens and Ann Murphy on Saturday in Kinsale, Co. Cork. The official photographer very kindly didn’t mind when I took a few shots alongside her.

I originally decided this was going to be black and white but after consultation with my creative half (aka my wife Jacinta) I decided to post it in colour. I desaturated the image slightly and brought up the red, blue and cyan channels a bit.

If you look carefully you’ll see Barry’s brother-in-law Matt near the top of the church! Yes, that’s the sad old tosser!