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Lights From the Middle

Lights From the Middle Standing in the middle of the road outside Blarney.

Blarney Castle Stairway

Blarney Castle Stairway Climbing to the top of Blarney Castle requires a climb up steep stairs that get narrower and smaller as you reach the top. It’s not for the faint hearted or claustrophobic!

Matt and Donncha

Matt and Donncha Matt and I pictured in front of Blarney Woollen Mills!

Walking Patrick’s Bridge

Walking Patrick’s Bridge Pictured walking along Patrick’s Bridge, Cork on Saturday evening. What really attracts me to this image, despite it’s obvious flaws, is the figure in the dead-centre. There’s light all around yet here’s a walking shadow.

Red Blarney Roses

Red Blarney Roses While out with Matt this fine morning we walked over to Blarney Castle. Just inside the railings are some beautiful red roses. I just had to take advantage of the beautifulsunshine and snap off a few shots! Photo was desaturated, and the red and yellow channels were restored afterwards to isolate the […]

Blarney Castle Gate Pillar

Blarney Castle Gate Pillar The current Blarney Castle was rebuilt after a major fire in 1446 and afterwards had an entrance gate different to that which is presently visible. I was out for a walk a few days ago taking photos when I met two men in high-visibility jackets. They saw me with the camera […]

Making a Sale

Making a Sale Pictured at the Fota House Craft Fair at the end of November.

A Very Keane Santa

A Very Keane Santa Santa gets everywhere these days, especially wherever there’s a buck to be made!

Running around Eighteen Turns

Running around Eighteen Turns We went down to Fota House a few weeks ago to see Eighteen Turns created by Daniel Libeskind. We weren’t as lucky as Ryan as there were parents with kids running and screaming around the piece all afternoon. What better way to remember the day than the photo above eh?

Boole woz ‘ere

Boole woz ‘ere George Boole, the inventor of boolean algebra lived in the last house on the right of this photo from 1849 to 1855. I’m certain that most Cork people pass this house daily and haven’t a clue as to it’s previous occupant’s contribution to the world we live in today.

Kent Train Station

Kent Train Station Kent Train Station in Cork is familiar to many travellers. It was built in the 1800s, and the Wikipedia article on it has some interesting background information.

Capitol Cinema, gone

Capitol Cinema, gone The Capitol Cinema in Cork closed it’s door to audiences yesterday. Ryan has photos from last night too. According to what he read in the Examiner, the building will now be used for apartments and retail purposes. I can’t complain, this particular cinema has been in a bad state of repair for […]

Working

Working When you travel to Cork by train you’ll pass underneath the north side of the city through a railway tunnel. We had to switch trains on the way back from Dublin the other day and finished our journey in one of Iarnrod Eireann’s old stock. They didn’t even turn the lights on as we […]

The Us Book Launch Party

How did you celebrate your 30th birthday? I still am! I’ve hit the ripe ol’ age of 30 years and it’s come in the best year of my life. The last few days have been very exciting and ending my 20′s by going to the Us book launch party was the perfect end of one […]

The Land of Blarney

The Land of Blarney Looking out from Blarney Castle yesterday morning.