Ireland

Pathway to Gallarus

Pathway to Gallarus If you visit the Dingle Peninsula you must visit the Gallarus Oratory. It’s an early Christian church, possibly built in the 6th century. There is a visitor centre but don’t be fooled into paying the entrance fee. The building is a national monument and the public have a right to see it. […]

EI-128 ready to fly

EI-128 ready to fly Here’s another shot of EI-128. Following my last shot I moved to the other side of the glider to capture some of the beach and hills behind. This was originally shot at an angle to get as much vertical space in but I rotated the image and filled in the sand […]

Heatons Awaken Your Senses

Heatons Awaken Your Senses I jumped at the chance to make this photo when I saw the colour of the Heatons bag and the Super Valu advert on the bus shelter. Only later did I notice just how well the red or wine colours match! Is there a subtle marketing ploy at play here?

Barratts on Patrick’s Street

Barratts on Patrick’s Street A young man enjoying the sun on a warm September afternoon on Cork’s main thoroughfare, St. Patrick’s Street, or Panna as it’s sometimes known locally. That’s probably an iPod he’s listening to isn’t it? Barratts shoe shop is in the background. The side of that shop is visible in Walk This […]

Boy all alone

Boy all alone A little boy sits on the ground near some bikes while all around people talk and enjoy the day. This was taken at the Midleton Food and Drink Festival last year. In the last 3 weeks I’ve worked on perhaps 3 photos, but luckily I had another 50 prepared to tide me […]

Autumn Leaf

Autumn Leaf A leaf lies on the ground in the public park in Douglas opposite Tesco. An ambulance drives past on the busy road.

The face painting girl

The face painting girl This young lady was painting the faces of kids at the Midleton Food and Drink Festival when I took this photo. She was really enjoying herself as were the kids!

Fun on a unicycle

Unicycle fun A young street performer at the Midleton Food and Drink Festival last year. Late posting today, so much to do..

Barbara Jessie Burton 1927

Barbara Jessie Burton 1927 This foundation stone is set into a building at one end of Princes Street, Cork. I never noticed it until the day I took this photo and a quick search for Barbara Jessie Burton returns information and pictures of foundation stones laid by her in the years following 1927: Nottingham, UK […]

JCB on the street

JCB on the street A JCB helps to dig up the Grand Parade in Cork. This was shot last September and like the previous couple of shots, this street is completely different now. It’s looking well, although the fancy stonework is begining to lose it’s shine. The chewing gum is sticking, and the fumes of […]

Strolling on the Grand Parade

Strolling on the Grand Parade If that couple were to walk along the Grand Parade now they’d be in the middle of a busy street but back in August last year it was still a building site. Wondering what Cork looked like over 20 years ago? Take a look at these photos!

Running along Grand Parade

Running along Grand Parade Just outside the Peace Park on Grand Parade in Cork an exuberant teenager went running towards me and I was lucky enough to grab this shot before they ran past!

Hula hoop dancer

Hula hoop dancer A dancer entertained the crowds at the Midleton Food and Drink Festival last September. She was quite popular as you can imagine! Here’s a fascinating page on hula hoops courtesy of Wikipedia.

Walk this way

Walk this way Pedestrians in Cork walk up and down Prince’s Street. One person has to be different, the odd one out eh? Grrr. Flickr’s Post by email function is broken.

Ban Embryo Research

Ban Embryo Research At the end of August last year these signs popped up around Cork City urging people to attend meetings against embryo research. In one fell swoop they reduced a very complex issue to the simple image of a smiling baby. The poster itself does have impact however. They needn’t worry too much […]