Ireland

On the Boardwalk

On the Boardwalk

Phew! What a day! Today we had a great photowalk in Cork. I hesitate to say this, but I think it was probably the most enjoyable photowalk I’ve ever been on. We started out in the Montenotte Hotel, with tea and scones and a chat. After refreshments we headed up on the roof for a […]

Steep Incline

Steep Incline

A steep incline leads down to the bottom of the Old Youghal Road. Photowalk tomorrow! See you at the Montenotte Hotel at 10am! Aperture ƒ/6.3 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/400s

Anything but Guinness

Anything but Guinness

So, today is Arthur’s Day, a celebration of 250 years of Guinness. Well, sorry, but I don’t like Guinness and this is obviously a cheap marketing ploy by a large multi-national to drive sales of a declining beverage. Seems to have worked. Me? I may just open that bottle of Leffe. Yum. Aperture ƒ/3.5 Camera […]

Empty Morning

Empty Morning

The view from my office on a damp misty and foggy morning 10 days ago. I live on the side of a depression between two slight hills and fog builds up inside there occasionally. Photowalk on Saturday! See the link above and please comment if you’re coming! We need numbers for the complementary lunch at […]

Half Moon Glass

Half Moon Glass

The development of Half Moon Street and the adjoining Quay are coming along nicely, even with the old house in the middle of it that must have been kept for historical reasons. The other side of the building was pictured previously on Reflection on Half Moon Street. Photowalk is next Saturday! Make sure you sign […]

Cork Button Co Ltd

Cork Button Co Ltd

Cork Button Co Ltd still exist and trade from Pope’s Quay in Cork but I don’t think they occupy the building the pictured above. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/250s

Fountainstown Sunset

The beach at Fountainstown in County Cork faces east but in the twilight there’s still a glow in that direction. This was shot with my 50mm lens, really close to the surface of the water there while gentle waves lapped the shoreline. Unfortunately as a result I had set the focus point so the water […]

Kite Surfer

Kite Surfer

A lone kite surfer flies through the water at Garrettstown Beach in County Cork a few weeks ago. Last weekend with the good weather the beach was packed, but we were there when it was cold, rain drizzled, and a cold wind whipped up the fine sand everywhere. Place was deserted. I like this photo. […]

John Lynch The Fenian

John Lynch The Fenian

A plaque on a wall on Devonshire Street in Cork records the capture of a Fenian in 1865. JOHN LYNCH THE FENIAN CAPTURED HERE SEPTEMBER 1865 DIED WOKING PRISON JANUARY 1866 There’s more, this page has quite a bit on him, but also gives a different date for his death. John Lynch was a widower […]

Cork Arts Studio

Cork Arts Studio

Cork Arts Studio on Coberg Street, Cork. The tower of St. Anne’s Church or “Shandon Bells” is in the background. Aperture ƒ/9 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 200mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/320s

Litt Barber Shop

Litt Barber Shop

Barber shop in Blarney, County Cork. I got my hair cut there last week! Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 88mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/320s

City Hall Hides a Secret

City Hall Hides A Secret

I’m sure every City Hall hides some secrets but in this shot, Cork City Hall hides the looming tower of the Elysian! Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/160s

Cork rooftops on and on

Cork rooftops on and on

The view from the Grand Parade Car Park is a wonderful one in every direction. Rooftops and the architectural sites of the city can all be seen from there. In this view you can only see the rooftops of the city’s shops and old buildings but in the middle distance is the construction work on […]

Dunnes Stores, Patrick Street

Dunnes Stores on Patrick Street Cork opened again last Thursday. This is the store pictured at the end of August when a timer counted down the days to opening. ‘Course, every time I think of this store, I think of the super hero who posed outside it hawking leaflets a few years ago!

Emmett Place Deconstructed

Emmett Place Deconstructed

Emmett Place in Cork is the sight of feverish building work for the past year or two as a huge city block was torn down and then built up again. Here’s the view from the excellent Aroma Restaurant. Aperture ƒ/7.1 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/125s