Black and White

Trad Irish Music Gig at an Spailpin Fanach

Dancing and music went on for several hours in An Spailpin Fanach on Wednesday night to raise funds for charity. My brother Donal and his girlfriend Celine are off to Lesotho in April for 10 days with the ISPCC. You can read more about it on ispccinafrica.com.

Public Telephone

I love you An old and empty phone booth lies neglected. Notice the lock and bolt on the door? I get the feeling this booth hasn’t contained a phone in a long time.. This is the other side of the window pictured yesterday in the mystery hospital.

I love you

I love you A love message written on a wall for someone special. “I love you” This is the second time I’ve posted a love message on my blog. Those messages are the most basic human communications of our age and before. Many thousands of years ago men were writing on cave walls. How little […]

Clouds over the Lough

Clouds over the Lough Clouds gather and block out the sun over the Lough in Cork last year. The display was beautiful as light wispy clouds and dark brooding rain clouds skirted across the sky. The sun made one final effort to shine, but the clouds won out and it started to rain moments later.

Sleeping it off in Cork City

Sleeping it off in Cork City As a rule I don’t photograph the homeless very often but I don’t think the sleeping gentleman in this photo was homeless. Rather a heavy night on the town I suspect. This was snapped while walking past Marks & Spencers on Patrick’s Street last year. I spotted the security […]

I’m still waiting

I’m still waiting A dad waits for his better half to come out of a clothes shop on Patrick’s Street.

Waves crash at Garretstown

Waves crash at Garretstown Waves crash onto the beach at Garretstown last April. Ryan has put his photos of the Irish Blog Awards online. Great shots!

Fianna Fail in Cork

Fianna Fail in Cork Fianna Fail, “The Republican Party”, had an office on the Grand Parade in Cork for years. Last time I looked the building was derelict. Anyone want to compare the state of their Cork office to their policies or chances in the next election? Fianna Fail have been in power almost continuously […]

The soaking wet happy springer spaniel

The soaking wet happy springer spaniel This is another photo of Ruby, a springer spaniel that lives in Myrtleville. This time she followed us over to Fennell’s Bay where she dashed off into the shallows after stones. She was deliriously happy! Unfortunately the same could not be said for a group of teenagers higher up […]

The Goat is Dead

The Goat is Dead In my younger days when I was out on the town on a Friday or Saturday night with the rest of the crowd, “The Goat Broke Loose” was an occasional watering hole for me and my friends. It started out well, with a good mix of customers, although if memory serves […]

The Lady Smiles

The Lady Smiles On her lunch break she smiles instead of smoking, at least for a moment. This is the second and final image of the Lady on her break series. If you look very carefully at the window you’ll see my face, my hand, and the back of Jacinta’s head as we walked past. […]

The Lady smokes

The Lady smokes On her break, she lights up a cigarette to relax. Who did she see? The Magnum Blog has been running for a few weeks. I blogged the original opening of the site ages ago, but it wasn’t ready for prime time and it made it’s debut a short while ago. A few […]

The Black Surfer

The Black Surfer A surfer rides the waves at Garretstown in early January this year. I’m not sure how many were out there but we talked to one wet and cold looking one when he came out of the water and he told us they had been there for a few hours. The heavens opened […]

The shadows have it all

The shadows have it all Sometimes it’s the shadows that are the focus of my camera rather than the people in it.

Girl reflecting on bus

Girl reflecting on bus Waiting at the traffic lights, the camera can still see you, even if it’s not pointed in your direction. Those are the buildings of the Grand Parade in Cork behind her.