Ireland

Whirling around and around

Whirling around and around A merry-go-round or whatever you call it kept the kids entertained in the Peace Park last night as Santa visited courtesy of 96FM. Even the Lord Mayor of Cork turned up. He had no problems finding parking. I saw his car parked up on the broad new pavement outside the park. […]

For sale at Sherry FitzGerald

For sale at Sherry FitzGerald These are the swanky new offices of estate agent Sherry FitzGerald in Cork. I find it intriguing that the owners decided to bring in other agents to sell the other floor space in the building. There are signs for Savills/Hamilton Osborn King and Lisney on the top floor directly above […]

Cu Na Mara

Cu Na Mara A bright red trawler pictured in Dingle Harbour last September. The name of the vessel, “Cu Na Mara”, literally means "Hound of the Seas"! Bigeoino says I made it to the front of “Cork Places”. Does anyone know what that is? Is it a magazine? I’m going to ask in Easons later […]

Maxol fuels the boats

Maxol fuels the boats A fuel truck from Maxol fuels a boat docked at Dingle Harbour with diesel. Meanwhile, a long lorry next to it is loaded with goods from the boat. Busy times.

Blue boat out of water

Blue boat out of water Two small boats tied up and out of the water on the Dingle Peninsula, Co. Kerry.

Blue sky on a dull day

Blue sky on a dull day Today is dull, there’s a glimpse of blue out, it’s cold, there’s a chilly wind blowing. Blue sky and fluffy clouds in Kerry while on holiday. Great memories.

Marlboro

Marlboro Clothes pegs in a textured cloth bag, Marlboro branded plastic bag, 1993 calendar. Shot at my parents-in-law house. I love the texture of the clothes bag, but that wasn’t what attracted my attention at first. It was the calendar and the Marlboro bag. Since cigarette advertising is now banned it’s unusual to see any […]

Housing market slow?

Housing market slow? The Irish housing market is slowing down but sales are still being made. A tiny house down the road from this one in Blarney sold a few weeks ago even though I’m sure you could hardly swing a cat in it …

You’re a star

You’re a star So that’s what happens to reality tv show judges when they retire. They go off to Dingle and work on a trawler! In the background is an old burned out trawler that has been tied up to the quay in Dingle for at least the last 18 months. I have photos of […]

Towering over the Elysian building site

Towering over the Elysian building site It’s amazing how much this building site has changed in the last few years. This was taken last May. Now if you took this picture much of the sky would be blocked out by the 3 or 4 storey building work on this side of the site.

O’Learys Camera World make me angry

Hmm. I’m seething! I’m angry! I’m pissed off! Yesterday I explained why I “reserve all rights” on my photographs. I want control over how and where they are used. I don’t want a photo of my 7 month old son to appear in an inappropriate context. There are other restrictions on usage. When I photograph […]

The Stanley Super 800 crowd

The Stanley Super 800 crowd The crowd went mad cheering and shouting when filming of Stanley Super 800′s Gatecrashing video finally stopped. You wouldn’t believe how many takes a music video takes but they were as vibrant and cheerful at the end as at the start! Amazing! Image processed through the “Urban Acid” plugin that […]

Think Superwoman!

Think Superwoman! Chalk graffiti on the temporary hoarding in front of the old Dunnes Stores store on Patrick Street, Cork. THINK!

Winter Leaves

Winter Leaves It’s cold out there and the trees are almost bare. Some leaves still hang on however!

Randles Court Starlights

Randall’s Court Starlights We stayed in The Randles Court Hotel in Killarney, Co. Kerry last February and one night I wandered out to take a few shots. This was a long exposure shot, with the aperture closed down as much as possible to f/22. Lovely hotel too!