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King of beers

King of beers Crossing the street on St. Patrick’s Quay, Cork.

Boy all alone

Boy all alone A little boy sits on the ground near some bikes while all around people talk and enjoy the day. This was taken at the Midleton Food and Drink Festival last year. In the last 3 weeks I’ve worked on perhaps 3 photos, but luckily I had another 50 prepared to tide me […]

The face painting girl

The face painting girl This young lady was painting the faces of kids at the Midleton Food and Drink Festival when I took this photo. She was really enjoying herself as were the kids!

Fun on a unicycle

Unicycle fun A young street performer at the Midleton Food and Drink Festival last year. Late posting today, so much to do..

Barbara Jessie Burton 1927

Barbara Jessie Burton 1927 This foundation stone is set into a building at one end of Princes Street, Cork. I never noticed it until the day I took this photo and a quick search for Barbara Jessie Burton returns information and pictures of foundation stones laid by her in the years following 1927: Nottingham, UK […]

JCB on the street

JCB on the street A JCB helps to dig up the Grand Parade in Cork. This was shot last September and like the previous couple of shots, this street is completely different now. It’s looking well, although the fancy stonework is begining to lose it’s shine. The chewing gum is sticking, and the fumes of […]

Strolling on the Grand Parade

Strolling on the Grand Parade If that couple were to walk along the Grand Parade now they’d be in the middle of a busy street but back in August last year it was still a building site. Wondering what Cork looked like over 20 years ago? Take a look at these photos!

Hula hoop dancer

Hula hoop dancer A dancer entertained the crowds at the Midleton Food and Drink Festival last September. She was quite popular as you can imagine! Here’s a fascinating page on hula hoops courtesy of Wikipedia.

Walk this way

Walk this way Pedestrians in Cork walk up and down Prince’s Street. One person has to be different, the odd one out eh? Grrr. Flickr’s Post by email function is broken.

A shark at Kay O’Connell’s fishmongers

A shark at Kay O’Connell’s fishmongers A shark’s deadly grin greeted customers to the fishmongers in the English Market on the day this photo was taken. Don’t you just love the expression on the fishmonger’s face? PS. Claire took some great portraits on Saturday!

Cornmarket Street commerce

Cornmarket Street commerce Fruit and other produce are still sold on Cornmarket Street although it’s more commonly known as the Coal Quay.

Paparazzi wait for Flatley at hospital

Paparazzi wait for Flatley at hospital Film crews and photographers wait outside Cork University Maternity Hospital yesterday for a shot of Michael Flatley. His wife Niamh gave birth to a bouncing baby boy that morning in the hospital. Apparently Flatley gave a 5 figure donation to the hospital. Nurses I spoke to wondered where it […]

San Francisco Tram

San Francisco Tram A tram waits for tourists a few blocks from Union Square in San Francisco. It’s a popular attraction. There was a long line of people waiting to board just behind me! Technique – I used a blurred layer with a layer mask and circular gradients to create the blurred background. Black and […]

The Atlantic Manor Hotel Demolished

The Atlantic Manor Hotel Demolished The Atlantic Manor Hotel stood for many a year at Garrettstown in Co. Cork and is even still listed on a travel website but it is gone now. Ryan visited there a while back and took some great interior shots of the decaying ruins before they disappeared. A JCB operator […]

No Entry to Tuckey Street

No Entry to Tucky Street Tuckey Street is a one way street that joins The Grand Parade with South Main Street in Cork. In typical Irish fashion, the one-way has been reversed over the last few years and anyway, the road works on The Grand Parade make getting onto the street a bit more difficult […]