Irish photos

46 stars and lots of stripes

46 stars and lots of stripes How long ago was the United States made up of 46 states? According to this site it was 1908! This flag may date back to that time because it was brought back from there by my grandfather in 1929 or the early 1930′s. I must say thanks to my […]

Fun on a monocycle

Fun on a monocycle A street performer climbs onto his monocycle during the St Patrick’s Festival 2006. I love the second picture here. It shows just how crazy he was as he got the crowd cheering and enthusing about his act.

Hangers on

Hangers on Clothes hang unnoticed amid the crowds and stalls down Academy Street Cork during the St Patrick’s Festival on March 18th 2006!

Joe, the Devil and an Angel

Joe, the Devil and an Angel Joe, the Devil and an Angel Joe was a simple man. He is like most of us haunted by his own devils but also protected by an angel by his side. In this street drama Joe was continually tempted by the devil, but then he found a small bird […]

The French Soap Seller

The French Soap Seller One of the stalls at the St. Patrick’s Festival Market sold perfumed soaps and other crafts. This French gentleman owned the stall and cheerfully told us that he’d be travelling the country until his stock ran out, at which point he’d return home and have to do household chores for his […]

Chocolate Lollies

Chocolate Lollies Who can resist chocolate? Feast your eyes on this stall at the St. Patrick’s Festival Cork!

A riot of colour from Peru

A riot of colour from Peru One of the more colourful stalls at the open air market during the St Patrick’s Festival in Cork!

The candle seller’s red hat

The candle seller’s red hat This man was selling scented candles on a small table in front of the Crawford Art Gallery. The sense of smell is one of our most primitive and releases memories and stirs emotions. He was doing a brisk trade. When I saw his woolly red hat I had to make […]

Cork St Patrick’s Festival Market

Cork St Patrick’s Festival Market One side of Academy Street was taken up by a long line of stalls populated by an international host of sellers! There were biscuits and cakes from Brittany, soaps and wooden toys from France, clothes and trinkets from Peru and lots more. I took a few shots of this scene […]

Such is the wonder of childhood

Such is the wonder of childhood A young child watches a street performer go through his act on Patrick’s Street, Cork last Saturday as part of the St. Patrick’s Festival 2006.

Mr Crow performs for St Patrick’s Festival 2005 in Cork

Mr Crow uses his head Mr Crow teaches juggling The look of joy Mr Crow’s balancing act “On the count of three you pull!” Mr Crow is crazy, there’s no question of that. First of all he introduced his ex-girlfriend’s head, which he swung around his own head while juggling 3 doll heads! He “helped” […]

Feed The Birds!

Feed The Birds! This was taken yesterday in my back garden. We had some beautiful light after a very dull start to the day and I took advantage of it. I used the Canon 75-300 IS lens but the bird feeder is about 3m away from my backdoor so I can’t get as close as […]

His and Hers

His and Hers Two ducks in the bird sanctuary outside Blarney. I took this back in May 2005 on the same day as this one. This one’s for Matt!

Bird Flying High

Bird Flying High A seagull roused by traffic noise flies up from the River Lee.

Bent

Bent Walk by the River Lee in Cork City and you’ll come across vertical bars embedded in the river wall. Here’s one that was bent out of shape by some force, possibly a long time ago. In the background is the Cork Opera House. The texture and grain of the bar appeals to me. It’s […]