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Fountainstown Sunset

Fountainstown Sunset The sun sets over a small inlet in Fountainstown. The tide is out and boats are stranded in the mud. One thing that bothers me about this photo is the large black bit on the left. I think I overdid the lomo a little although I’m quite happy with the burned in clouds. […]

The black and white boat

The black and white boat A small boat lies upside down on the grass. Isn’t black and white great?

Abandoned and rusting

Abandoned and rusting Old and rusty machinery lies neglected outside a small shed in Fountainstown, Co. Cork. I love the texture of rust and wood! I like this: Philip Pankov

The road beyond Fountainstown

The road beyond Fountainstown Have you ever gone beyond the beach at Fountainstown in Co. Cork? I’ve been visiting that beach all my life but I had never walked up the road until a week ago. I’m glad I did because it’s very nice up there, and coupled with a setting sun I went a […]

Lady at the lights

Lady at the lights If looks could kill! I don’t know who she was looking at but she doesn’t look happy! Pictured on the corner of Washington Street and Grand Parade a few days ago while we waited for the traffic lights to change. Finn’s Corner, a sports clothes shop, has been on that corner […]

Is it Bank of Scotland(Ireland) or Halifax?

Is it Bank of Scotland(Ireland) or Halifax? Bank of Scotland(Ireland) are changing their unwieldy name to the much shorter “Halifax”. The bank is a major player in the UK market, but the name change could yet backfire because Halifax isn’t very well known in Ireland. I presume a slick marketing campaign will take care of […]

Pog Mo Thoin san Daingean

Pog Mo Thoin san Daingean “Kiss my ass!” That’s what “póg mo thóin” means. This is from a shop display in Dingle, Co. Kerry. The town, also known by it’s Irish name, An Daingean, is in an Irish speaking part of the country collectively known as An Gaeltacht. If you’re interested, you’d probably pronounce “póg […]

Points to relief

Points to relief A sign points the way to the public toilets, or restroom, at Inch Strand, Co. Kerry. This sign can be a much sought after sight on a long journey! “Are we there yet? Are we there yet?” “Mom! I need to go!” “I can’t hold it any more!” Everyone rushes to the […]

The Fish Box

The Fish Box An abandoned fish box on Inch Strand, Co. Kerry. Clouds and a storm loom over the mountains across the bay but it was a bright blue sky that greeted us with only fluffy white clouds. I expect this box either fell overboard off a trawler or may have been used by a […]

40th birthday party

40th birthday party Last night after attending BarCamp Ireland I went to a surprise 40th birthday party with Jacinta. It was a blast, great fun and I was able to have a few drinks because I wasn’t driving! (Thanks Sheila for taking care of that!) There are lots more photos from the night but they’re […]

The Mills Inn

The Mills Inn The Mills Inn, just outside Baile Bhuirne in the Gaeltacht of Mhúscraí, Co. Cork. We stopped here for a meal on the way to Dingle and I must say, it was great! Their website has a lot more to say about what they offer and information about the beautiful surrounding countryside. Baile […]

Homely House: Brian and EagleSpirit

EagleSpirit and Brian EagleSpirit and Brian pose for a photo on their last day of business running Homely House, a small cafe in Dingle, Co. Kerry. Brian ran it for eight years, while his partner EagleSpirit has been an integral part of the charm of the little establishment for the past four. It closed on […]

The Sexy New County Hall

The Sexy New County Hall Grabs your attention doesn’t it? Exciting design isn’t it? Wonderful work of engineering eh? Well, ok, it’s only the Cork County Hall but it is the tallest storeyed building in the Republic of Ireland at 67m so that must count for something? No? The County Hall has been renovated over […]

Keep a lookout

Keep a lookout A father and two sons on St. Patrick’s Street, Cork. I presume they’re waiting for someone from what I heard of the dad talking on his phone as I passed. Blown out details are on purpose to give it a slightly edgier effect. Hope you like it!

Press the button and walk

Press the button and walk A pedestrian traffic light on St. Patrick’s Street, Cork. The green man is strutting his stuff and people are walking across. Does anyone else have a dislike for the design of this button? Sure, there’s a big arrow pointing to a large white dot, but it took several years for […]