The Lord Mayor’s Picnic, Cork 2008

Fitzgerald’s Park was packed yesterday for The Lord Mayor’s Picnic. I hope the following photos give you a flavour of the mayhem! I don’t think I’ve ever seen as many people in the Park!


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Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 59mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/320s

Lord Mayor of Cork, Donal Counihan

The Lord Mayor’s Picnic in Fitzgerald’s Park, Cork was a roaring success today to judge by the number of parents and kids who congregated in the area. All the stalls did a healthy trade with lines 20 long for many hours. Here’s The Lord Mayor of Cork, Donal Counihan, as he walked about. The smoke in the background is from some of the stalls that were preparing freshly cooked meats!

I went walking with Adam and my sister and wandered about for a bit. There’s was a great Brazilian band playing near the museum. People and kids were dancing and having a great time. Even Adam started dancing in my arms, and couldn’t tear his eyes away from the stage such was his interest in them! I haven’t a clue who they were but I suspect the rhythmic drum beating would lose it’s charm once played too many times to keep a child amused ..

Gallery post to follow, maybe tomorrow. Fairly exhausted now.

PS. Thank you if you responded to yesterday’s post about neighbours burning rubbish. We’re still not sure what to do yet.

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Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 88mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/125s

La Scala

La Scala

La Scala in Crosshaven is an arcade that’s been in the town for years. It probably hasn’t been called that name all that time, or owned by the same people all that time but I always remember there being an arcade there. Not sure if I’ve ever been in there though. Maybe a long time ago!

The Doneraile Photowalk is on next Sunday at 3pm. Everyone’s welcome! If you’re wondering about where to meet up, or worried that you’ll be late, leave a comment here and I’ll email you my phone number. The park is quite big and it would probably be quite easy to wander around without meeting anyone else!

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Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 22mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/100s

Fancy ass public transport

fancy ass public transport

OK, so it’s not quite a bus, but it’s a stretch limo. I saw it again today cruising up and down Patrick’s Street with the rear window open a crack. I’d hate to see that try to navigate a tight bend!

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Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 12mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/250s

Big smile for the Parade!

I think it’s safe to say this was the biggest smile of St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2008 for me. Nobody in the crowd was smiling anyway. They were all too squashed in or straining to see over the heads of those in front.

I can see the parade!

Some people go to all lengths to watch the St. Patrick’s Day Parade as these kids show.

Congrats to my friends John and Ann on the birth of their son Caelin yesterday. You’re lives are going to change *so much* but you’re going to have a great time with the little guy!

PS. Just upgraded almost all my blogs to WP 2.5, please leave a comment if you notice anything odd!

St. Patrick’s Day 2008 Slideshow

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Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 106mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/125s

La le Phadraig ar Sraid Phadraig

Children look out of an upstairs window in Merchants Quay shopping centre. When I took this shot I didn’t even see them!
I was concentrating on the kids in the foreground with their flags. I think they frame the street sign rather nicely and ties in with the name of the day too.

Check out some great photos of Inchigeela from the 1960’s on textlad’s set. Thanks Katie, they’re wonderful!

This reminds me of someone at Mallow Camera Club who showed a number of slides he had bought or got off a priest who had served on a mission in South America. The images were from decades ago and the priest was dead and buried by now. Pictures were still as good as ever, but they’re languishing in a slide box now. I’d love to see them uploaded to Flickr and made public.

The Grumpy Lepruachan

If you’re going to sit up on a high wall wearing a funny hat you could at least look happy that you have a great position to see the St Patrick’s Day Parade. No, I didn’t see this fella smile at all.

A year before the wall was taken over by photographers but alas, the excellent vantage point was wasted this year.