Photography

Saint Finbarres Sunset

Saint Finbarre’s Sunset

St Finbarre’s Cathedral silhouetted against the sunset in Cork yesterday. It was freezing cold but the skies were mostly clear and snow hasn’t fallen in the City or here in Blarney either yet. The country is going through a recession but you wouldn’t know it. After driving around Parnell Place twice I parked in Merchant’s […]

BIFFO

BIFFO

Who? Is it Brian Cowen, or Biff? I’ve had this photo on my computer for 5 years, waiting for it’s time to shine. Aperture ƒ/7.1 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 59mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/125s

Fort Camden

Fort Camden overlooks Cork Harbour near Crosshaven and was abandoned years ago. I’ve never been inside but Joleen Cronin and Siobhan Russell were and took some amazing photographs of this decaying military fort. Lots of photos in the post above, on Abandoned Ireland too, with forum discussion on celticradio.net. In 2010 a 4 man team […]

Abandoned Interior

Abandoned Interior

The interior of a cottage at the picturesque Brandon Creek on Slea Head, County Kerry. Outside there’s a planning permission notice, dated August 2008 and written in Irish. I presume the owner is no longer in a hurry to develop his property. All he wanted to do was replace the roof and add an extension. […]

killer queen

Killer Queen

Queen cover band Killer Queen played in The Opera House, Cork a few months back and I snapped a few photos! Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 88mm ISO 3200 Shutter speed 1/100s

The lady of Opera Lane

The Lady of Opera Lane

Spot the lady? Aperture ƒ/4 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/1600s

69 Patrick Street

69 Patrick Street

Waterstones on Saint Patrick Street in Cork. Also Game, Euro City and a derelict store once rented by one of the national banks here in Ireland. Aperture ƒ/4 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/160s

Quality Irish Meat

Quality Irish Meat

A SuperValu lorry delivers produce to their store in Dingle, Co Kerry a number of months ago. While the rest of the country basked in the first rays of a beautiful Summer we were lucky to get two nice days out of seven. Love the area though, and the staff of the Dingle Skellig Hotel […]

Rest in Peace

Rest in Peace

A hand written notice strung up on a pole at the corner of Winthrop Street and Patrick’s Street in Cork records the names of those killed by Israeli commandos recently. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 28mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/125s

Engine No. 36

Engine No. 36

Engine No. 36 on display in Ken Station in Cork. Here’s what the Wikipedia page on the train station has to say about it: An old locomotive is on permanent display in the concourse at Kent Station since 1950. “Engine No. 36″ dates from 1847 and is displayed in the booking hall. Originally built by […]

Time for the train

Time for the train

A clock suspended from the roof of Heuston Train Station, Dublin. The odd thing about travel is that I’ve probably been in the US more times than I’ve been in Dublin, and certainly have been in London. Aperture ƒ/6.3 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/80s

Strength in Numbers

Strength in Numbers

One of the supports on the Shaky Bridge outside Fitzgerald Park in Cork. Aperture ƒ/1.8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 50mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/4000s

Self Portrait in Glass

Self Portrait in Glass

A portrait of myself shot in the mirrored column near the playground in Fitzgerald Park, Cork. Aperture ƒ/1.8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 50mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/1250s

Crowded daffodils

Crowded daffodils

Daffodils at the end of our estate line the edge of the road in a beautiful display. Edit: I’ve just heard the sad news about Danny O’Brien. I never met him but his photography was always amazing. I hope his site can stay online for a long time so people can appreciate his work. My […]

River Nore, Kilkenny

River Nore, Kilkenny

The River Nore runs through the city of Kilkenny where we spent a weekend earlier this month at WordCamp Ireland. In the photo you can see the Rivercourt Hotel where I stayed with my family on the opposite bank the famous Kilkenny Castle. Beautiful city, well worth a visit. Aperture ƒ/4 Camera Canon EOS 40D […]