Irish photos

Street Entertainer Lunches

Street Entertainer Lunches A street entertainer finishes off his lunch during World Book Day in Cork a few weeks back. Wait until you see what he was looking at!

Tom Murphy Men’s Wear

Tom Murphy Men’s Wear Dermot Fagan with a selection of waist coats We returned my wedding suit yesterday to Tom Murphy Men’s Wear and Dress Hire Service. Irish people love to complain about the shoddy service they receive when shopping but rarely do they shout about a great shopping experience when helpful and enthusiastic staff […]

Photographer’s Rights in Ireland

Digital Rights Ireland have published a post about the rights of photographers in our fair isle. It’s a detailed post that shows some of the differences between the rights a photographer might expect here and abroad. I find it troubling that the Minister for Justice says “that the private interactions of a person – even […]

A little bunny in the garden

A little bunny in the garden One of the trio of rabbits that live in and around our garden in Blarney. I may have time to post wedding photos before we go on honeymoon but it’s unlikely. You’ll have to wait! I’m going to ask a few people for permission to post photos of them […]

Cobh Flowers

Cobh Flowers Assorted flowers decorate the harbour area of Cobh. Yesterday, my wedding day, was without doubt “the best day of my life”!

Spring Blooms

Spring Blooms I can never remember the names of flowers and trees and today is no exception. I captured this image almost a month ago after Jacinta spotted this beautiful display of nature. We are to be married today, it’s all hectic around here but our prayers have been answered and the rain is clearing […]

Seaweed rope

Seaweed rope I like the dreamy diffused glow of this image. It was shot down in Inchadony Beach a few weeks back. Howto: First of all, I had to straighten the horizon because it was at a precarious angle. I used two layers, I saturated the colours slightly in the bottom layer to bring out […]

Water falls in Blarney

Water falls in Blarney A river runs near my home in Blarney and a small stream feeds it as it meanders through a nice wooded area on my doorstep. I froze the water in this image as it fell into the river while we were out for a walk there a few weeks back. It […]

Tithe Eireannacha

Tithe Eireannacha Nestled in between the city centre of Cork and Blackrock lies an old and historic part of Cork City. Albert Road and Hibernian Buildings are only two streets in this area and should be familiar to anyone on the south side of the city. Welcome everyone from tportal.hr and htnet.hr! Can someone translate […]

Your vehicle has been clamped

Your vehicle has been clamped This is the sign that drivers hate to see. Clampers are a relatively new phenomenon in Ireland but are reviled even more than traffic wardens now.

Sunlit leaf

Sunlit leaf The afternoon sun beats down out of a blue sky on a cold March day.

Ireland Today: construction

Ireland Today: construction Ireland today is defined by construction. A huge portion of the Irish economy is driven by the residential building trade. An acre of land can go for €50m and up in Dublin. Two rate hikes by the ECB hasn’t dampened Irish interest in owning their own property. This crane was pictured at […]

Blarney Horses

Blarney Horses Three horses appeared in a field close to Blarney village about a week ago. At first, a mare, her foal and another horse were there, but the mare is gone now and three young looking animals are in residence. I took this photo one morning a few days ago. One of the horses […]

The Craft Fair is now on!

The Craft Fair is now on! A craft fair was recently held in the Unitarian Church on Prince’s Street. I have been dying to get into the building and see what it’s like on the inside for ages so we jumped at the chance. We like visiting these fairs too so it was doubly good. […]

Metal Pattern

Metal Pattern The metal cover of a drain in the street attracted my attention particularly as it caught the low sun and sparkled in my eye.