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St Patrick’s Day 2008 in Cork

A flavour of the St Patrick’s Day festivities and people who attended the Parade in Cork yesterday. Special Olympics Team Some of the Special Olympics Team took part in the parade and as I said yesterday, it was strange to see only them on the street with nobody else about. Everyone cheered them on however […]

St. Patrick’s Day is for the kids

St. Patrick’s Day is for the kids A young girls waves her Irish flag in the air after spotting part of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Cork approaching. I shot several decent shots but it’s late and I’m tired. I was quite disappointed with the parade and left after half an hour. Like previous […]

Church Flowers

Church Flowers Flowers outside The Lough Parish Church, “Church of the Immaculate Conception”. You can read more about the church and mass times at the The Lough Parish page on the Diocese website.

Heads up at the Lough

Heads up at the Lough This was shot from a precarious position. I jumped up on one of the concrete posts dotted around the pond and very carefully snapped a couple of shots. I just about managed to balance there for a few minutes! See the two black swans everyone else was shooting? From left […]

A big head is natural

A big head is natural I was setting up a shot by placing that wheel cap leaning on the bus shelter when these two teenagers ran across the road carrying a football goal between them! Anyway, there’s the Murphy’s stout advert I wanted to shoot. I wonder if they advertise anywhere else in the country?

The pigeon flies away!

The pigeon flies away! Besides the beautiful swans, there’s the usual gathering of pigeons waddling along on the path picking up bread crumbs. Too tempting. I had to chase after them and encourage them to fly a little. Some of them need the exercise!

Feed the swans at the Lough

Feed the swans at the Lough Girls feed the swans at the Lough on Sunday afternoon. Urban acid Will posted his first photo from the day on his blog. He did arrive late, but he made up for lost time!

The Swan’s Wings

The Swan’s Wings You really only appreciate how large and imposing a swan is when they rear up out of the water and spread their magnificent wings. While at The Lough on Sunday there were a number of fights between swans. Guess it’s that time of the year again, eh? The swans were fairly tame […]

That bread is mine!

That bread is mine! A heron swoops in on a bunch of greedy gulls at The Lough yesterday! For more pictures, check out Katie’s set and Will’s photos! In retrospect, we were very lucky with the weather for the photowalk. Just after I got home the downpour started and 60mph winds ravaged the south of […]

The Lough Photowalkers

The Lough Photowalkers We had a great day today. 11 people showed up at the Lough in Glasheen today for the photowalk. Pictured above are some of us. Unfortunately Patrick and Amy, and then Brendan left earlier. Thank you all for taking the time and making the effort to come. It was freezing cold and […]

Learning the ropes

Learning the ropes Ropes tie up small boats in Bantry, Co Cork. The tide is very far out and many boats are stranded in the mud. I love the texture of rope. Yummy. Looking forward to meeting you all at the photowalk tomorrow!

Charity Daffodils

Charity Daffodils Here are the daffodils my wife picked up when she gave a nice crisp €50 note to the Irish Cancer Society collector in Blarney this afternoon. A few days ago I offered to give the proceeds from the sale of a photo to charity plus €50 of my own money/. Nobody splashed out […]

Old farm building in ruins

Old farm building in ruins Out in the wilds of Co Cork, to the north of Bantry I found an old deserted farm. The house looked like it had been empty for some time and some of the out buildings were in worse repair. Don’t forget the photowalk on Sunday!

Daffodil Day

Daffodil Day Daffodil Day is fast approaching on Friday so I thought a photo of these gorgeous flowers was appropriate. Daffodil Day is when cancer charities all over the world raise a large portion of their funds by selling daffodils. If you see an official seller please support a good cause and give generously. I […]

The long road

The long road A road winds into the hills north of Bantry. Yesterday’s photo of the Bantry hills was taken just up the road from here! I joined Red Bubble yesterday and sold a photo already, although I think it was Pete who bought it as I emailed him last night about it. Nice selection […]