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The O Connell Monument

The O’Connell Monument

The O’Connell Monument in Ennis town is an impressive monument to Daniel O’Connell, a legend in Irish history. THE O’CONNELL MONUMENT: This is an impressive Doric column erected on the site of the old courthouse where Daniel O’Connell was declared M.P. for Clare in 1828, an historic event which was later to result in the […]

polaroid

Polaroid

A camera shop on the main street in Ennis, County Clare proudly boasts it sell Polaroid products. I wanted to go in but the time just wasn’t right. Love all the red in this image. This is about as close as you’ll see me get to film on this blog! Aperture ƒ/9 Camera Canon EOS […]

Blue Doors

Blue Doors

Old blue doors near the Lough in Cork City. Shot on our photowalk there last year. There are still places left in the World Wide Photowalk here in Cork. If you’re around on July 18th, sign up and join us! Aperture ƒ/6.3 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/40s

Irish highrise property

Highrise Property

The Elysian, as seen from Merchant’s Quay carpark on a bright day in May. You can also see numerous other buildings and get a feel for how the 17 storeys of this tall building looms over the rest of the city. Must be a great view from up there! Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 40D […]

Deep Blue Sky

Deep Blue Sky

The blue sky over Kilkee Beach in County Clare. What a beautiful day that was! Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/125s

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Spencer Tunick photos went online today

Spencer Tunick’s Irish photos might be online but you wouldn’t know it as the site is down, probably from the rush of people trying to see their neighbours or friends in the nip. Oops. Should have done a deal with Pix.ie! I did manage to grab one image off there this afternoon and Vic has […]

Gate in Silhouette

Gate in Silhouette

The top of a gate silhouetted by a bright sun thankfully hidden by a passing cloud. Shot in Kinsale last Summer. Aperture ƒ/14 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/640s

Down, down, down the stairs

Down, down, down the stairs

Looking down the stairs in the public car park in Ennis, County Clare a few weeks ago. That was one hell of a tight car park to navigate. There was hardly any room to make corners or go up and down ramps. Elevator only goes to the top two floors too and a sign on […]

Cooper Cobra

Cooper Cobra

Cooper Cobra, the wheels on the Mustang I posted previously. Shot at Charles fort, Kinsale in County Cork. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/160s

Rubbish Tip on the Beach

The rubbish tip that is Myrtleville Beach

No, this isn’t the landfill site near the Kinsale Road, Cork. It’s the beautiful beach at Myrtleville in County Cork last Tuesday. Disgusting isn’t it? My wife met a friend there who said that last year 3 people would clean the beach each day but this year, because of cuts, only one person was available. […]

Dick Copithorne

Dick Copithorne

The late Dick Copithorne was Belgooly Athletic club president until his sudden death in 2003 and just outside the village is a public bench with this plague on it in his memory. December 20th: Christmas Road Races …. On Sunday (St Stephens Day) the Belgooly 4 mile Road Race will be held. This is a […]

Cock a doodle do!

Cock a doodle do!

A cock in Bunratty Folk Village struts around protecting his patch of ground from a nosy photographer. Don’t think I’ve ever heard the nursery rhyme of the same phrase. Cock a doodle do! My dame has lost her shoe, My master’s lost his fiddlestick, And knows not what to do. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS […]

Diverging Lines at Allihies

Diverging Lines near Allihies

I love lines in images so I had to take this shot. It was taken at the same spot as this Allihies photo. What a beautiful day that was! Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/200s

End of the Celtic Tiger

End of the Celtic Tiger

Construction. Ireland is too dependent on it but that’s old news now, but unspeakable just a year (or two) ago. Anyway, it’s the end of the boom, construction work has flatlined. The End is Nigh (and booted out the backdoor while we weren’t looking). Shot in Youghal a few months back. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon […]

Frozen Water

Frozen Water

Waves crashing on the beach at Couminole on Slea Head in County Kerry. Not all frozen water is cold. Aperture ƒ/4.5 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 33mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/1600s