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McCarthy’s Bar

Pete McCarthy wrote a great book called, McCarthy’s Bar: A Journey of Discovery In Ireland which I and my wife have both read through and enjoyed immensely. Unfortunately Pete died in 2004 after being diagnosed with cancer but this book and his second are well worth reading. I just noticed the discrepancy between the spelling […]

Tour of Ireland Crowds

Tour of Ireland Crowds

Some of the crowds who gathered for the Tour of Ireland as it passed through Blarney in Co. Cork. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 88mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/160s

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Tour of Ireland Stragglers

Some of the final riders who passed through Blarney during the Tour of Ireland race last week. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 33mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/100s

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Behind the Houses

Behind some houses in Bantry, Co. Cork. PS. Thanks Michele for the nice write up on coolsites.ie! Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/100s

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And the rain keeps pouring

Rain has been pouring out of the heavens all day with little break. Here’s my neighbour’s car shot through the windscreen of my car this evening. Just back from acupuncture, need to shoot something not sharp to counter the needles I watched being put into my feet and hands, never mind the ones I didn’t […]

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Tour of Ireland blur past

Not the best image I’ll admit, but to the naked eye these guys were just a blur they were going to fast. I think this was shot while I was quickly zooming out after shooting them coming down the road. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 88mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/200s

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Tour of Ireland Riders in Blarney

Tour of Ireland riders race through the main street in Blarney at speed. It seems like everyone came out to cheer them on! Will sent me a text this morning saying the legal requirements for a charity event are too much for the planned Pink for October on the 20th of September, but he wondered […]

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Tour of Ireland Leading Group in Blarney

Yesterday the Tour of Ireland rode (quickly) through Blarney village, but the main group was proceeded by these three cyclists by almost 4 minutes. Good thing too, good practice for when the rest sped through in front of us at breakneck speed! Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 28mm ISO 100 Shutter speed […]

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Red and White and Cork All Over

Young Cork supporters take the tour bus around the city a few weeks ago. Cork plays Kerry isn’t it today in a replay? Yes, I’m a big sports fan, honest. Aperture ƒ/7.1 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 200mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/250s

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The light fantasic loo

The toilets in the Cork International Airport Hotel are a pretty amazing sight to behold. Here’s the gent’s loo. The lighting changes constantly. I took a few shots within seconds of each other and they were all different. Luckily it wasn’t in use when I wandered in .. This is the first shot I’ve posted […]

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All locked out

A neighbour’s gate is securely locked. As secure as a 3 foot high driveway gate will ever be I suppose. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 200mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/320s

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No Alcohol

No drinking on the street. This reminds me of an incident several years ago when I was in town with a group of friends on a Saturday night. This was before I started drinking, and my friends bought cans of beer in an off-license. The guy behind the counter warned them the Guards were about […]

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Ye olde church

This church in Castletownbere in West Cork looks like it may have seen better days but by the looks of the mowed grass it’s probably still in use. The Canon 40D was delivered today. I could have posted a sample picture but I didn’t have time to shoot anything interesting besides a few snaps of […]

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Excavating

No comment, except he’s having a fine root around there … Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/6s

The basement of Trump Tower

The basement of Trump Tower

In 2001 Donald Trump announced he’d build the tallest building in the world in Chicago, “Trump International Hotel and Tower”. After the attacks on the WTC in September that year the plans were changed however, but it’s still an awfully high building. Check out the Wikipedia page for further details. This is the building site […]