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Daly's Bridge

Daly’s Bridge

Daly’s Bridge over the River Lee, or The Shakey Bridge is it’s locally. Shot on the way back to the car after SPWC on Sunday. This is the bridge that David Rowell & Co built! Aperture ƒ/6.3 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/100s

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Street Performance World Championship 2009

Some photos from last Sunday when the Street Performance World Championship was held in Fitzgerald’s Park, Cork. I actually didn’t really see any performers because of the huge crowds. The place was packed with people. No wonder, when we went down around 6pm it was a glorious evening! These photos have also been uploaded to […]

The Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher, majestic cliffs in County Clare looking out on the Atlantic Ocean. 7UP are part of the campaign to name the cliffs as one of the new 7 natural wonders of the world. You’ve probably seen the crazy adverts! It was a really miserable day when we got there. Shooting was really […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

Where you'll find Fianna Fail

Where you’ll find Fianna Fail

In years to come they’ll talk about the Fianna Fail posters of 2009. This was the year when many party members chose to hide the name “Fianna Fail” on their posters. You’d have to go right up to them to see that damned name. One suspects they’re probably embarrassed by their association with Fianna Fail, […]

honeymoon cabaret

Honeymoon Cabaret

Yesterday we had lunch in Ammicus, in Douglas while outside the stalls of a market sold all sorts of foods and produce. The road was closed off to traffic for street performers to entertain the crowds. Unfortunately rain probably dampened the spirits of all involved. The showers were really bad! Here’s Marc and Svetlana Buttersworth, […]

flowers and peeling paint

Flowers and Peeling Paint

Flowers poke through the peeling paint of an ornate garden fence or border. I can’t decide for myself what I should call that. The name of those flowers is on the tip of my tongue too but eludes me. Blame the tiredness. Aperture ƒ/7.1 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed […]

mama mia's

Mama Mia’s

Mama Mia’s Restaurant in Kinsale. I have a vague memory of eating there late one night after the pubs closed. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/100s

No Parking On This Side

No Parking On This Side

During the Tour of Ireland last summer parking wasn’t allowed in Blarney. Not everyone takes notice of signs! Aperture ƒ/9 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 40mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/160s