Redhead on the street A young woman on Patrick Street relaxes for a moment with her fruit smoothy.
Baby likes Wispa My little baby, Adam, likes the new Wispa bars. Well, he enjoyed throwing this one around and almost got it into his mouth before I stopped him! ‘Course, I gobbled it down shortly afterwards and it was every bit as good as I remembered! Wispa Bars were on sale in Ireland and […]
Denis MacSweeney One of the few photography shops left in Cork City center, Denis MacSweeney’s shop in Merchant’s Quay is a simple photo development outfit. O’Leary’s Camera World and MacSweeney’s on Oliver Plunkett St. will sell you cameras and all sorts of other photography bits. Unfortunately both shops were out of 77mm filters the last […]
Are you off to Dingle then? One of the more hair-brained ideas of Eamon O Cuiv, the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs was to proclaim that the official names of all towns in Gaeltacht areas would be the Irish names. I’m all for efforts to make Irish more appealing and stronger but what […]
Cork Film Festival Cork Film Festival starts on the 14th of October this year and will run until the 21st. They’ve obviously spent quite a bit on advertising as these banners are visible all the way up Patrick Street. Still, I’ve never been to a film during the festival. Others take time off work and […]
Couminole View Looking out to sea from the steep walkway down to Couminole Strand on Slea Head, the Dingle Peninsula, Co. Kerry. The film Ryan’s Daughter was filmed in this area and the beach behind me was featured in the gun running scene! Check it out on Youtube. About 2 minutes into the second clip […]
Energy is trouble and useful An ESB van passes a pole with a Rossport Shell-to-sea campaign flyer on it. Shell want to bring oil to land at Rossport in Co. Mayo, and the ESB are massive consumers of oil, gas and coal in their electricity generation business.
Berwick Fountain The Berwick Fountain was originally built in 1860 but was taken down and removed while construction went on in the Grand Parade, Cork. Here it is almost ready, although I’d swear they moved it a few feet .. Cross over the Grand Parade for the last time passing the Berwick Fountain (1860), which […]
Grand Parade mooring post Believe it or not this may have been a mooring post for boats in the 1700s. At the time the River Lee ran through the Grand Parade and boats were tied to this on the quayside. Now it’s a busy street. It is reputed that this post was a cannon used […]