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Donncha, Robert, Tom and Maryam

Donncha, Robert, Tom and Maryam From left to right, Donncha, Robert, Tom and Maryam Robert Scoble and his wife Maryam are in Cork for an IT@Cork conference tomorrow. They visited Blarney this morning with Tom Raftery. I can confirm that Robert did kiss the Blarney Stone, but the pics I got aren’t good enough to […]

De Barra’s masks

De Barra’s masks De Barra’s Pub in Clonakilty is a lovely atmospheric pub we visited a few weeks ago. Tucked into a corner we ate our soup and relaxed as the cold rain and wind blew outside! There’s lots of stuff hanging on the walls, and this is only a small flavour of the rich […]

Q Here

Q Here I’m going to Dublin on Wednesday and wanted to buy my train tickets in plenty of time. Here’s a shot of the queue outside the ticket office in Kent Railway Station, Cork. Tickets are expensive at 56 Euro for a return ticket to Dublin. A 160 mile journey that takes almost 3 hours!

Waltzers in Crosshaven!

Waltzers in Crosshaven! If a Cork person tells you they’re going to the Merries, don’t look at them strangely. They want to go to the funfair! The Merries in Crosshaven have been there for years, and last September myself and Jacinta went on the Waltzers. It was a slow day, and early in the evening […]

Wonderful Colour

Wonderful Colour It’s horrible outside. It’s cold, snow and sleet are falling and the sun hardly warms the air. This reminds me of how nice it was only a few weeks ago. We’re in for a cold weekend!

Winter Trees

Winter Trees

Hazel O’Connor live in An Cruiscin Lan, Cork

Hazel O’Connor live in An Cruiscin Lan, Cork Cormac De Barra accompanying Hazel O’Connor Hazel O’Connor performed in An Cruiscin Lan last night. She has a great voice, and her songs are very emotionally charged and from the heart. I loved how she told a short story about each song. It really brought it home […]

Winter Sky

Winter Sky Taken while we were out walking this afternoon. Beautiful but a little cold.

Many Faces

Many Faces The many faces of advertising and humanity

Garretstown Sunset

Garretstown Sunset A beautiful sunset moments before the red sky pictured earlier!

Red Sky At Night

Red Sky At Night Red sky after a beautiful sunset in Garrettstown last Sunday. The original high-res version is even better!

Still Raining in Blarney

Still Raining in Blarney Pictured last Sunday. The sudden downpour didn’t catch this woman out!

Running Through Rain

Running Through Rain We were sitting in the car waiting to pick up someone off the bus when it started raining. Suddenly, this girl ran flying past with a big gleeful smile on her face! Unfortunately, she turned her head to look back at her parents just as she passed!

Eating or Politics?

Eating or Politics? Sometimes it’s the little things in life that concern us more than the big picture. I’m sure I heard about Sean Garland on the news but for the life of me, I can’t remember when. There’s a lot more information on him on seangarland.org and Wikipedia.

The Gardener’s House

The Gardener’s House A house in Blarney we spotted while out walking the other day.