Cork

Web 2.0 pre-conference dinner

Web 2.0 pre-conference dinner Tom Raftery Salim Ismail and Tom Raftery Salim Ismail and Britt Blaser Shel Israel and his wife Britt and his wife Tamara A group of about 20 bloggers, techs, and generally smart and nice people gathered in Probys Bistro last night before the Web 2.0 Conference today. Pictured, in no particular […]

Bovine bodyguard

Bovine bodyguard Three cattle watch as we passed their field. “Is that a bull on the left?” says the city boy.

06-06-06

06-06-06 Today is the 6th day of the 6th month of the 6th year or 06-06-06. People worry about the date’s similarity to 666, “the number of the beast”. Did you do or not do anything today because of the date? Here’s some more trivia about this once in a century day.

Mr. Ed

Mr. Ed Well, maybe he doesn’t talk, but this horse sure eats a lot!

Relaxing on Panna

Relaxing on Panna Young and old women relax on St. Patrick Street in the glorious sunshine about a month ago.

Smoke Over Cork City

Smoke Over Cork City Smoke Over Cork City A long trail of smoke was visible over Cork City and surrounding countryside this evening as a fire raged in the scrap metal yard in Dublin Hill. Jacinta and I had been down in Monkstown at her sister’s house where we enjoyed a great bbq cooked by […]

Press the button

Press the button A doorbell on a building on the seafront in Cobh. I can’t remember which building exactly but it was down in the direction of the train station. It’s scorchio in Ireland now and it’s great! We adopted Oscar yesterday and the poor dog was upset last night until we brought him for […]

An Modh Scoil

An Modh Scoil This is the Small Claims Court in Cork. If you have a grievance about a product or service you can bring a case against the provider here for around 15 Euro. In a past life it was also a primary school. I went to school here in the early 80′s when it […]

Wet Cobbles

Wet Cobbles Wet cobblestones leading into the harbour at Cobh.

Sigma 10-20: going wide

I splashed out on Monday afternoon on a Sigma 10-20mm F4.0-5.6 EX DC HSM in O’Leary’s Camera World. Prices are good at around 499 Euro, comparing well with those I found at Pixmania and elsewhere online. Sigma are based in Bandon, Co. Cork and I guess that helps to keep distribution costs down. First impressions? […]

The green and blue blur

The green and blue blur The Cobh train as it comes into the station at it’s destination. This is the second time I have featured the train.

The Rusty Ring

The Rusty Ring This was taken in Cobh about a month ago while out walking with friends there. Cross processed afterwards of course!

Cobh Boats

Cobh Boats I would hazard a guess that these boats are a semi-permanent feature of the Cobh seafront as they’re berthed there each time I have visited! I love the cobbles of the slipway, and the way the water catches theevening light. Looks like I’m not the only photoblogger to visit Lanzarote recently!

Oscar

Oscar In a few days time we’re adopting this little ball of fur and we’re going to name him Oscar! There’s an adorable King Charles Spaniel asleep in the background, but as you can see, both are unconcerned that a crazy cousin with a camera is making this shot!

Blarney Rabbit

Blarney Rabbit Another shot of the lovely little rabbit before I cut the grass. The grass has grown back with a vengance already so it will need cutting again! We’re Back! Lanzarote was amazing and I have several hundred photos and a few are probably good enough to post!