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Reliant Robin

Reliant Robin

A Reliant Robin, as seen in Charlesfort near Kinsale last March. Remember the one on Mr Bean? Wikipedia has more on this diminutive car. Aperture ƒ/9 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 48mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/160s

O'Briens Sandwich Bar

O’Briens Sandwich Bar

“O’Briens’ HQ placed in examinership” according to this news report yesterday. This is their fairly recently opened (and more recently closed) “sandwich bar” on Oliver Plunkett Street here in Cork. Loved their Triple Decker, even if it was a little pricey. Hope the company survives. Aperture ƒ/4 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 21mm ISO […]

Stopped by a fag

A man stops to light his cigarette while holding a mobile phone to his ear. Who said men can’t multi-task eh?

Big Wheel in the Showgrounds

Big Wheel in the Showgrounds

The big wheel, as seen from The Atlantic Pond outside Pairc Ui Chaoimh in Cork. Sort of fitting that I post a photo of a fairground ride on the day that Michael Jackson is laid to rest. BTW – there are still places on the Cork photowalk on the 18th. It’s less than 2 weeks […]

The gull fight

The gull fight

Gulls fight over a few crumbs of bread at the Lough in Cork. Taken during a photowalk there last year. Aperture ƒ/6.3 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 200mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/400s

R&H Hall

R&H Hall

The huge bulk of R&H Hall can be seen for miles around, as telecoms companies noticed too when they planted their dishes and aerials on top of the building. It’s a prominent building in Cork Docklands, and surprisingly, I’ve only posted photos of it once before, when it was on fire 3 years ago. I […]

Waterford Glass

Waterford Glass

It’s funny the things that catch your eye. On a corner on Patrick’s Street there are these 3 signs: “Seiko”, “Waterford Glass” and “HMV”. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/250s

Youghal Post Office

A disused post box near the beach in Youghal, County Cork.

Castle on the hill

Castle on the hill

A castle in the hills to the South of Doolin in County Clare. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 40mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/200s

Polish Coal

Polish Coal

The coal industry here in Ireland has gone through a huge decline in the last 2 decade. In major urban areas only smokeless coal is allowed and even then many people have gas or oil central heating. The days of frequent smog warnings are a thing of the past thankfully. Here in Blarney some will […]

Storm Clouds over Spanish Point

Storm clouds over Spanish Point

A large and ominous storm cloud blew over Spanish Point in County Clare while we visited the beach there. Thankfully it only rained a tiny bit and didn’t spoil our time in the sand and on the rocks! Aperture ƒ/9 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/200s

Down, down, down the stairs

Down, down, down the stairs

Looking down the stairs in the public car park in Ennis, County Clare a few weeks ago. That was one hell of a tight car park to navigate. There was hardly any room to make corners or go up and down ramps. Elevator only goes to the top two floors too and a sign on […]

Dick Copithorne

Dick Copithorne

The late Dick Copithorne was Belgooly Athletic club president until his sudden death in 2003 and just outside the village is a public bench with this plague on it in his memory. December 20th: Christmas Road Races …. On Sunday (St Stephens Day) the Belgooly 4 mile Road Race will be held. This is a […]

End of the Celtic Tiger

End of the Celtic Tiger

Construction. Ireland is too dependent on it but that’s old news now, but unspeakable just a year (or two) ago. Anyway, it’s the end of the boom, construction work has flatlined. The End is Nigh (and booted out the backdoor while we weren’t looking). Shot in Youghal a few months back. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon […]

Frozen Water

Frozen Water

Waves crashing on the beach at Couminole on Slea Head in County Kerry. Not all frozen water is cold. Aperture ƒ/4.5 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 33mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/1600s