Cork

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Caution! Unprotected High Cliffs

A sign at the base of the short hill below the white pillar near Bantry in Co Cork warns of high cliffs. Unfortunately Adam was asleep in the car and I couldn’t venture any further so I’ll have to return some day to take photos of that pillar. Aperture ƒ/7.1 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal […]

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Customer Parking Only

The Organic Shop in Douglas Cork obviously has problems with non-customers parking in front of the shop. Why else would they put a wheel clamp on prominent display next to their warning sign? Lucky for us we were buying something .. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/160s

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Glengariff Cemetery

It’s Halloween again and ghosts and zombies are about. Would you spend a night in a cemetery, tonight? What sorts of noises do you hear if you live next to one? oooer! I’m going out tonight for dinner with a friend, I wonder if they’ll be serving Halloween Brack? Aperture ƒ/7.1 Camera Canon EOS 20D […]

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Golden Balls

Golden balls hang from the ceiling in the Clarion Hotel, Cork. Aperture ƒ/4.5 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/50s

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Steep Cape Clear Hills

Struggling up the what-feels-like-vertical hill from the North Harbour in Cape Clear is a nightmare. At least Adam was asleep. He was the lucky one. Aperture ƒ/9 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 11mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/200s

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Shame on Fianna Fail

“Shame on Fianna Fail!” declares a sign propped up against the wall of the Crawford Art Gallery in Emmett Place, Cork last weekend. It was left there by someone attending a protest demonstration organised by Alliance for a Better Health Service. I was handed a Socialist Party leaflet, Kathy Sinnott was there and a small […]

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A boat in Cape Clear

A solitary boat in the North Harbour, Cape Clear Island. PS. Check out Jolt++, a new photoblog created by fellow Automatticer Michael Pick. Great photos, and I really like the Tumble theme. I wonder how I’d squeeze my adverts into such a theme? PPS. My brother Donal was featured on the envelope of the first […]

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Trophy

Kinsale Co. Cork, last July. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 200mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/400s

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Haunted Trees

Who knows what flies between the trees when night falls, especially around Halloween? Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/250s

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Shell To Sea

The “Shell to Sea” stand in Bishop Lucey Park during the “Peace in the Park” event a few weeks ago. Like a lot of people I’m sick and tired of the protests in Co Mayo against the pipeline Shell want to build to bring gas to an onshore facility. This story and photos of an […]

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Tigh Mor ar Oilean Chleire

When you walk up one of the hills from the North Harbour in Cape Clear Island you’ll walk past this house at the top of the incline. It’s been there forever, and 15 years ago, the back of the house was a small shop selling sweets and other goodies. It’s a B&B now I think, […]

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Lifeboat 9 on the QE2

Lifeboats are dotted around the The Queen Elizabeth 2. They’re high up above some of the lower decks as far as I can remember and there are plenty of them. Hopefully won’t ever be needed. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 200mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/500s

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Directions to Blarney Castle

Blarney Castle is that way. Go out the gate, turn right, turn left and park. Right in front of you. I got back to Ireland yesterday afternoon. A mostly uneventful flight home, except for some problems with check in and I had to check in twice more. On the last attempt I got bumped to […]

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No visitors on the QE2

Crowds gathered to see the Queen Elizabeth 2 off from Cobh 2 weeks ago, but they weren’t getting on board unless they had a ticket! Aperture ƒ/9 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/200s

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Cobh Street Entertainer

A singer outside the Commodore Hotel in Cobh kept the crowd entertained and attracted the attention of my son Adam who wasn’t happy unless he was outside listening to him. Photos of Breckenridge, Colorado to follow, although I didn’t take that many. Too busy to leave the house much unfortunately! Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS […]