Ireland

wild woodbine

Wild Woodbine

Wild Woodbine, an advert in Cronins Pub, sits under the counter. The pub is full of memorabilia which adds atmosphere but I suppose they were probably bought in a dusty warehouse full of such things for the tourists. Very nice pub though. Aperture ƒ/14 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed […]

Father Mathew's yoyo

Father Mathew’s Yoyo

The statue of Father Mathew, the “Apostle of Temperance”, is a prominent landmark in Cork City. It’s at one end of St. Patrick Street looking north to the river. Some joker gave him a yoyo to pass the time.. More on Wikipedia. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 88mm ISO 640 Shutter speed […]

Bantry Garda Station

Bantry Garda Station

The Garda Station in Bantry Co Cork is quite a distinctive building, especially alongside the more traditional shops and houses of the town. Aperture ƒ/7.1 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 12mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/160s

Innards of the Building

Innards of the Building

The old Dunnes Stores building on Patrick’s Street in Cork is keeping it’s old style and attractive front facade. Phew. I still think it’s odd how a building site juts out behind it though. PS. The nominations form for the Irish Blog Awards is now open. If you feel it deserves it, I’d be very […]

smiles-all-around

Smiles all around

The smiling attractive face of a model appeared on the hoarding surrounding the building site that is Dunnes Stores in Cork several months ago. It hasn’t had much of an effect on all however. Aperture ƒ/5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/60s

Gavin

Gavin

Dunnes Stores in the centre of Cork City is being rebuilt as part of a major development. This is the first in a series of photos I’ll publish over the next few days. This was taken very close to this photo shot about 10 months before! Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm […]

sheeps-head-cliffs

Sheep’s Head Cliffs

The cliffs of Sheep’s Head in West Cork are forever battered by the Atlantic. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/250s

murphys

Murphy’s

A Murphy’s Stout glass sits on a wall on the island of Cape Clear. That’s not Murphy’s in it obviously. That’d be a strange looking stout! Happy new year everyone! Aperture ƒ/16 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/640s

singing

Singing

One of the carol singers featured a few days ago singing her heart out on Patrick’s Street, Cork. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 162mm ISO 800 Shutter speed 1/125s

always asking

Always Asking

Castle Street, Cork. Aperture ƒ/4.5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 11mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/200s

Idle Machinery

Idle Machinery

Cranes towering over Cork City sit idle as the sun sets on a late October day in 2008. I suspect this scene will become more rare as the recession bites. Aperture ƒ/11 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/320s

fuchsia

Fuchsia

Fuchsia flowers are really difficult to photograph. You need a macro lens because the flower is so small and a regular lens has trouble focusing so close. The flowers hang down and catch the wind so easily it’s quite a challenge to get a steady shot. Here’s one I shot earlier in Fountainstown, Co Cork […]

best-business-premises

Best Business Premises

A few months ago I posted a photo of General Michael Collins on the wall of the Eldon Hotel in Skibereen, Co Cork. That hotel received the “Best Business Premises” award in 1997. Unfortunately it appears they’ve run out of business judging by the state of the exterior. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal […]

apt 14

Apt 14

Reserved spaces for the apartments in Blackpool Shopping Center sit idle. Some are always used but I wonder how many they sold The location is great, but it must be very noisy to live there. Aperture ƒ/5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/60s

Nollaig Shona Dhaoibh Go Leir

Nollaig Shona Dhaoibh Go Leir

My neighbours decorate their houses with lights and decorations at Christmas time each year. Here’s a few snapshots of their efforts. Happy Christmas! Have a great day today!