Ireland

Deep Blue Sky

Deep Blue Sky

The blue sky over Kilkee Beach in County Clare. What a beautiful day that was! Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/125s

Gate in Silhouette

Gate in Silhouette

The top of a gate silhouetted by a bright sun thankfully hidden by a passing cloud. Shot in Kinsale last Summer. Aperture ƒ/14 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/640s

Down, down, down the stairs

Down, down, down the stairs

Looking down the stairs in the public car park in Ennis, County Clare a few weeks ago. That was one hell of a tight car park to navigate. There was hardly any room to make corners or go up and down ramps. Elevator only goes to the top two floors too and a sign on […]

Cooper Cobra

Cooper Cobra

Cooper Cobra, the wheels on the Mustang I posted previously. Shot at Charles fort, Kinsale in County Cork. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/160s

Rubbish Tip on the Beach

The rubbish tip that is Myrtleville Beach

No, this isn’t the landfill site near the Kinsale Road, Cork. It’s the beautiful beach at Myrtleville in County Cork last Tuesday. Disgusting isn’t it? My wife met a friend there who said that last year 3 people would clean the beach each day but this year, because of cuts, only one person was available. […]

Dick Copithorne

Dick Copithorne

The late Dick Copithorne was Belgooly Athletic club president until his sudden death in 2003 and just outside the village is a public bench with this plague on it in his memory. December 20th: Christmas Road Races …. On Sunday (St Stephens Day) the Belgooly 4 mile Road Race will be held. This is a […]

Cock a doodle do!

Cock a doodle do!

A cock in Bunratty Folk Village struts around protecting his patch of ground from a nosy photographer. Don’t think I’ve ever heard the nursery rhyme of the same phrase. Cock a doodle do! My dame has lost her shoe, My master’s lost his fiddlestick, And knows not what to do. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS […]

Diverging Lines at Allihies

Diverging Lines near Allihies

I love lines in images so I had to take this shot. It was taken at the same spot as this Allihies photo. What a beautiful day that was! Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/200s

End of the Celtic Tiger

End of the Celtic Tiger

Construction. Ireland is too dependent on it but that’s old news now, but unspeakable just a year (or two) ago. Anyway, it’s the end of the boom, construction work has flatlined. The End is Nigh (and booted out the backdoor while we weren’t looking). Shot in Youghal a few months back. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon […]

Frozen Water

Frozen Water

Waves crashing on the beach at Couminole on Slea Head in County Kerry. Not all frozen water is cold. Aperture ƒ/4.5 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 33mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/1600s

Where you'll find Fianna Fail

Where you’ll find Fianna Fail

In years to come they’ll talk about the Fianna Fail posters of 2009. This was the year when many party members chose to hide the name “Fianna Fail” on their posters. You’d have to go right up to them to see that damned name. One suspects they’re probably embarrassed by their association with Fianna Fail, […]

hillside chains

Hillside Chains

Rusted chains lie on the ground near the walkway to the Mizen Head Lighthouse. Just saw Star Trek. In my head it was the best thing since sliced bread but it was still a great film. Loved the little nods to the original series. Definitely worth going to see! Aperture ƒ/7.1 Camera Canon EOS 20D […]

thatched roof

Thatched Roof in Bunratty

A thatched roof on one of the cottages in Bunratty Folk Park, County Clare. There’s one ugly open mine right next door but it’s well hidden. I had no idea it was there until I checked Google Maps a minute ago! Aperture ƒ/4 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/250s

House with a sea view

House with a sea view

For sale: house with a sea view on beautiful, scenic cliffs in West Cork. Perfect starter home. No, not really. It’s only a tiny little hut above the cliffs at Mizen Head in County Cork. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/100s

Market Avenue

Market Avenue

Market Avenue in the centre of Cork City is a tiny little street behind An Brog pub. You know, just outside the fish section of the English Market. Aperture ƒ/4 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/60s