Bantry

The rolling hills of Bantry

The rolling hills of Bantry This is one of my favourite shots from the weekend in Bantry. Basically I drove up the back roads out of Bantry town, then came to another town and picked the smallest road out of that place before going up a tiny little boithirin with barely room for my car. […]

O’Keeffe Lounge and Bar

O’Keeffe Lounge and Bar I happened upon the O’Keeffe Lounge and Bar while wandering around Bantry last Sunday morning. Given the name of the establishment I just had to take a shot didn’t I? Note the “Welcome to the pint depot” quotation? Congratulations to Gingerpixel who won Best Photoblog at last night’s Irish Blog Awards. […]

Mountain Daffodil

Mountain Daffodil A daffodil in the garden of a house in the hills north east of Bantry Bay. I drove up there last Saturday morning and stopped when I saw the open gate. Wandering in the driveway I took a few shots of the view and then noticed these daffodils growing. I prefer the daffodils. […]

Chain Link

Chain Link A huge link in a mostly submerged chain. If you looks carefully you’ll notice the trapped bottle of mineral water visible between the rusted metal! This was shot only a few feet from the boats in the previous shot.

The Boats of Bantry

The Boats of Bantry Boats tied up at the quay in Bantry two weeks ago. Bantry was once criss-crossed with waterways like Venice is today but those are long gone. The sea is still an important part of the culture of the town. If you’re interested in the history of the region, here’s a page […]

Skibbereen or Hospital

Skibereen or Hospital A sign in the foreground of the main square in Bantry, Co. Cork. We went to Ahakista eventually! This is made from one exposure but I had this great looking sky and underexposed buildings and ground detail. To get an even exposure I split the photo using two layers and adjusted the […]

The Tin Pub in Ahakista

The Tin Pub in Ahakista One of the highlights of Ahakista in Co. Cork is the Tin Pub set in the middle of an area lush with vegetation, flowers, trees and lovely West Cork Scenery. Jacinta visited here several years ago with her friend Mary when they had a picnic in the back garden. We […]