Cork

The smiling baby

The smiling baby My son Adam this afternoon with Tweety Bird. He’s all cheerful and smiling for the camera! I will so miss him and Jacinta when I’m away in San Francisco!

The Erinville Maternity Hospital, Cork

The Erinville Maternity Hospital, Cork The Erinville Hospital in Cork is one of the old maternity hospitals that were shutdown earlier this year and facilities moved to the Cork University Maternity Hospital. My wife Jacinta and I made the short journey here from Blarney many times during her pregnancy, sometimes at ungodly hours in the […]

Gateway to old homes

Gateway to old homes If you walk along the Mardyke in Cork you’re sure to have spotted this green area nestled in off the main road. Does anyone know anything about it? PS. Here is where this is. Google Maps don’t have it on their map, but you can make out the green area in […]

Inside the Cork University Maternity Hospital

Inside the Cork University Maternity Hospital The (still) new Cork University Maternity Hospital or CUMH is shaped like a triangle with a central area that will eventually be planted with grass, flowers and vegetation. For now it’s boring bland grey. To the right and left you can see balconies. The one of the right adjoins […]

Kissing on the street

Kissing on the street A young couple hug and kiss in front of the Crawford College of Art in Cork. This was shot on St. Patrick’s Day, and the crowd behind are waiting for a face painter!

Capoeira boys

Capoeira boys It was the boy’s turn to fight after the girls sparred and these guys were brilliant! As you can see, great fun was had by all!

Capoeira Girls

Capoeira Girls Two girls show off their Capoeira moves in Fitzgerald’s Park accompanied by music played on the berimbau and atabaque. The fighting is very exciting to watch as participants leap from the ground, and seem to defy gravity on occasion! From the Wikipedia page on Capoeira: Capoeira is a Brazilian fight-dance, game, and martial […]

Party in the park

Party in the park The Capoeira Club on Douglas Street held a day out for the kids just over a week ago in Fitzgerald’s Park in Cork. Unfortunately we arrived just as everything was wrapping up but I got a couple of shots off. There was a great party atmosphere. Parents were there with kids, […]

Pink Flowers

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Patrick’s Day on dad’s shoulders

Patrick’s Day on dad’s shoulders A young spectator gets a bird’s eye view of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Cork.

The musical triplet

The musical triplet As well as an outdoor market, the good people of Cork were entertained by musicians in Emmett Place on Patrick’s Day.

Girl with the leprechauns in her hair

Girl with the leprechauns in her hair On Patrick’s Day all sorts of head gear and clothes are worn by people all over the world. This girl had a hair band with 2 leprechauns on springy stalks! See the shamrock on her cheek? Shot on St. Patrick’s Street, Cork last March.

Make bubbles for the kids

Make bubbles for the kids Blowing bubbles on the street is a great way to keep children occupied! On St. Patrick’s Day this year a fairy lady blew bubbles for these kids who were having a ball catching them!

The Bike at the Library

The Bike at the Library Cork City Library on the Grand Parade used to have railings in front for locking up your bike. Those railings disappeared a few months ago but people still leave their bikes there. The library itself will soon be the subject of a major facelift as a developer expands it into […]