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Tenacious in Cork

Tenacious in Cork (print) The sailing vessel, Tenacious, docked in Cork a few weeks back. I spotted the top masts over the buildings of the quayside while we went home so I had to stop! She’s a beautiful ship and apparently the largest wooden tall ship built in England in the last 100 years! She […]

Strange on the street

Strange on the street A woman caught in an awkward step by my camera on Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork.

The Grand Parade Construction Site

The Grand Parade Construction SIte Another view down the Grand Parade and a look at the construction site that takes up most of the street! Well known shop fronts such as the Singer Sewing Centre are visible in the background. In sharp contrast, the new Soho bar and restaurant is right next to it. It’s […]

Beer kegs on the quay

Beer kegs on the quay Beer kegs on Union Quay. The Lobby is open again isn’t it? Yum, I like Erdinger! This was taken only moments after this one which probably explains why a keg is sitting at the base of a life ring pole. It’s not some weird “save him and feed him beer” […]

The Puppy, the cat and the calf

The Puppy and the calf Sasha took quite an interest in a field of calves across the road from her home last night, and they in her! This particular calf was braver than the rest and sniffed at Sasha, Oscar, me and whoever was at the gate! Ali, the cat, didn’t think much of the […]

Run for the bus!

Run for the bus! A bit of an experiment this one. As I walked along Merchant’s Quay this woman and her husband barrelled past. The picture of her husband is simply a blur but I like what I got of her. The streaky lines are caused by an excessive dodge/burn tool but I like the […]

Assumpta, 03/12/1950 – 30/12/2002

Assumpta, 03/12/1950 – 30/12/2002 While walking along the path in Drake’s Pool and enjoying the sunset we came across this plaque in the ground next to a bench. “You are the wind upon my face. You inspired me with your grace. You are the wind upon my back. You keep telling me do not look […]

Moynihan’s Poultry

Moynihan’s Poultry A long exposure shot in the English Market in the vicinity of one of the many chicken meat shops. The camera was set to f/8.0 and placed on top of a wall. In this semi-dark passage the exposure was 1/4 second blurring the passing people nicely but capturing the relatively motionless shop keepers.

Kay O’Connell

Kay O’Connell Kay O’Connell’s is probably the biggest of the fishmongers in the English Market, Cork.

Handing it over

Handing it over I expect there are three generations of one family here: grandmother, mother and child. A moment in time captured on Paul Street, Cork.

Yeah! I’m in town!

Yeah! I’m in town! A girl on the phone in Dawnt Square Cork, dressed in the height of youth fashion: the obligatory tracksuit!

Mick Flannery at the Spiegeltent

Mick Flannery at the Spiegeltent The Lynch Mob join Mick Flannery Mick Flannery played to a sold out audience in the Spiegeltent last night. He has an amazing voice, he’s a great song writer and the audience were up in arms crying and shouting for encores at the end of the gig. The Lynch Mob […]

Cone and Barrow

Cone and Barrow A workman lifts his wheelbarrow on Grand Parade, Cork a few weeks back. No more Fred photos yet, I’ve been way too busy, and we’re headed to the Spiegeltent tonight to see Mick Flannery so tomorrow will be another street shot!

De-construction on Grand Parade

De-construction on Grand Parade The construction site that is the Grand Parade right now but it will soon look like Patrick’s Street with broad pavements, paving and those flag bearing poles that are so prominent on our main thoroughfare. No Fred photos today, I haven’t had time to work on any. Expect more next week!

Fred The Band in the Spiegeltent

Jamin, Joseph and Jamie Joseph and Justin go mad! Justin on Drums Fred played in the Spiegeltent on Tuesday night and as usual put on a great show! Their show is energetic and wild and brilliant! More photos tomorrow! Edit: Donal has great photos of the night. Go look!