Architecture

Glendalough Round Tower

Glendalough Round Tower A Christian graveyard lies at the base of the round tower at Glendalough. Here’s a detail of a gravestone with the tower in the background. Looking around, we saw graves from the 19th century, but I’m positive there are older graves. Way back in 2004, I took some shots of the round […]

Glendalough Bridge

Glendalough Bridge We spent last weekend driving – up to Bray in Co. Wicklow, visited Glendalough, The Sally Gap and promptly got lost a few times on the way to Avoca! On Sunday we returned to Cork, but took a detour via Tullow and Carlow to visit Killkenny. We called to friends in Fermoy and […]

Carey’s Lane

Carey’s Lane Carey’s Lane leads off Patrick Street in Cork to Paul Street and the large Tesco shopping center there. In by-gone days it was part of the Huguenot Quarter of the city.

Run around and around!

Run around and around! Children running around a labyrinth on The Grand Parade. Schools, churches, community groups and businesses around Cork were asked to design them as part of the closing ceremonies of Cork City of Culture 2005.

Off The Wall

Off The Wall Pictured at the Blarney Woollen Mills a week ago. Links of the Day Retouching Magazine Cover – magazine photos have to feature pixel perfect beautiful men and women. This girlpower Flash presentation goes through all the little touch ups that go into improving a model’s eye, nose, cheeks, lips, breasts, waist and […]

Castle in Monochrome

Castle in Monochrome Blarney Castle, taken moments before clouds completely covered the sky.

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!

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.

Building a City Sunset

Building a City Sunset.

Chimneys

Chimneys.

Guy and company

Guy and company. Here’s a picture from the front of that building!

Lobby Door

Lobby Door.