Irish photos

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 […]

A shark at Kay O’Connell’s fishmongers

A shark at Kay O’Connell’s fishmongers A shark’s deadly grin greeted customers to the fishmongers in the English Market on the day this photo was taken. Don’t you just love the expression on the fishmonger’s face? PS. Claire took some great portraits on Saturday!

Cork City Tour Bus

Cork City Tour Bus The Tour Bus just left without me! An open top bus brings tourists around the city, where to? I’m not sure, I’ve never taken it! This was on Grand Parade about 9 months ago. The plastic dividers in the middle of the street are now gone and where that bus is […]

EI-128 on Inch Strand

EI-128 on Inch Strand Last September a large group of glider enthusiasts spent a weekend at Inch Strand in Co. Kerry. They were from two clubs, one in Dublin and one from further north I think. I took down their details but that scrap of paper is long lost at this stage. Conditions weren’t the […]

Cornmarket Street commerce

Cornmarket Street commerce Fruit and other produce are still sold on Cornmarket Street although it’s more commonly known as the Coal Quay.

The Collins Bookshop

The Collins Bookshop If you walk past this area now, the Amacas Restaurant is in this building on Paul Street, Cork. At the time the building was empty, having been vacated by the Gingerbread House a few weeks previously. This sign is now gone too, but Collins Bookshop on Carey’s Lane is still there, I […]

Paparazzi wait for Flatley at hospital

Paparazzi wait for Flatley at hospital Film crews and photographers wait outside Cork University Maternity Hospital yesterday for a shot of Michael Flatley. His wife Niamh gave birth to a bouncing baby boy that morning in the hospital. Apparently Flatley gave a 5 figure donation to the hospital. Nurses I spoke to wondered where it […]

The Atlantic Manor Hotel Demolished

The Atlantic Manor Hotel Demolished The Atlantic Manor Hotel stood for many a year at Garrettstown in Co. Cork and is even still listed on a travel website but it is gone now. Ryan visited there a while back and took some great interior shots of the decaying ruins before they disappeared. A JCB operator […]

No Entry to Tuckey Street

No Entry to Tucky Street Tuckey Street is a one way street that joins The Grand Parade with South Main Street in Cork. In typical Irish fashion, the one-way has been reversed over the last few years and anyway, the road works on The Grand Parade make getting onto the street a bit more difficult […]

The Color Kids

The Color Kids Two kids running along Cornmarket Street last August had a great time. I don’t think they were being chased by anyone so it was pure innocent fun! Heading into the hospital again shortly. In between taking care of Adam with Jacinta I watched Kill Bill 2 on the Macbook which has become […]

Scared Child

Scared Child A girl looked up at me from her buggy as I took her photo with the wide angle lens of my camera. This was taken just after the St. Patrick’s Day Parade this year and the place was black with people, especially outside the The Larry Tompkins pub so no wonder she was […]

It’s a boy!

It’s a boy! Please welcome the newest member of the O Caoimh clann! Adam was born this morning at 5:51am and we couldn’t be happier! Now I’m off to bed, I’ve had 4 hours sleep in the last 2 days.

The Art of Negotiation

The Art of Negotiation A group of boys discuss the day’s market in Midleton at the Food and Drink Fair there last September. I’m off to the hospital again. I came home for a few hours sleep. Strong coffee day today methinks and no sign of baby just yet. Don’t even contemplate ringing me unless […]