County Clare

Lifesaver

Life Saver

Somewhere in Co Clare, July 2011. Aperture ƒ/11 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 59mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/250s

Glass Clouds

Glass Clouds

It’s odd sometimes when you’re traveling through the towns of Ireland and you come across the remnants of the Celtic Tiger, usually newly built and empty office buildings. This is one such building, near the waterfront in the town of Kilrush in County Clare. It faces on to a broad street but all the other […]

Rain on the River

Rain on the River

Rain falls on a river in a town in County Clare while we were stuck in a traffic jam. I used to know what town this was taken in but now it’s a mystery. It did have a very distinctive walled off area right in the middle of the river though. Anyone recognise it? Aperture […]

Rock Landscape

Rock Landscape

Just beyond the pier at Kilkee Beach lie these rocks and pools of sea water. Aperture ƒ/7.1 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 11mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/80s

Sand Crab

Sand Crab

A sand crab, moments before it was destroyed by the gleeful swipe of a 2 year old’s foot. Aperture ƒ/6.3 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/80s

Castle on the hill

Castle on the hill

A castle in the hills to the South of Doolin in County Clare. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 40mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/200s

The lonely Arann Islands

The lonely Arann Islands

The Arann Islands, as seen from O’Briens Tower on the Cliffs of Moher. Aperture ƒ/11 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 33mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/200s

Sean Og

Sean Og

One of the boats at Kilkee Beach, County Clare. Aperture ƒ/9 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/160s

Bunratty Castle Interior

Bunratty Castle Interior

One of the rooms in Bunratty Castle, County Clare. It’s a long exposure shot, what you don’t see here are all the visitors milling about! Aperture ƒ/20 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 13mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 8s

O'Brien's Tower

O’Brien’s Tower

O’Brien’s Tower overlooks the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare. The tower was built in 1835 according to the Wikipedia page on the building. The tower was built on the Cliffs of Moher in 1835 by local landlord Sir Cornellius O’Brien as an observation tower for the hundreds of Victorian tourists that frequented the cliffs […]

Emergency at Kilkee Beach

Emergency at Kilkee Beach

The lifeboat at Kilkee is stored at the top of this ramp going down to the water at the beach. At low tide it’s quite a distance and the wide angle makes a great job of getting it all in! Those two dots on the beach are my family! Aperture ƒ/9 Camera Canon EOS 40D […]

The Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher, majestic cliffs in County Clare looking out on the Atlantic Ocean. 7UP are part of the campaign to name the cliffs as one of the new 7 natural wonders of the world. You’ve probably seen the crazy adverts! It was a really miserable day when we got there. Shooting was really […]

Polish Coal

Polish Coal

The coal industry here in Ireland has gone through a huge decline in the last 2 decade. In major urban areas only smokeless coal is allowed and even then many people have gas or oil central heating. The days of frequent smog warnings are a thing of the past thankfully. Here in Blarney some will […]

Storm Clouds over Spanish Point

Storm clouds over Spanish Point

A large and ominous storm cloud blew over Spanish Point in County Clare while we visited the beach there. Thankfully it only rained a tiny bit and didn’t spoil our time in the sand and on the rocks! Aperture ƒ/9 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/200s

The O Connell Monument

The O’Connell Monument

The O’Connell Monument in Ennis town is an impressive monument to Daniel O’Connell, a legend in Irish history. THE O’CONNELL MONUMENT: This is an impressive Doric column erected on the site of the old courthouse where Daniel O’Connell was declared M.P. for Clare in 1828, an historic event which was later to result in the […]