Skibereen

Five Arches

Five Arches

The bridge spanning the river outside Abbeystrowry Cemetery near Skibereen in County Cork. My wife was driving, I was able to enjoy the scenery! Aperture ƒ/9 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/200s

Gates of the Dead

Gates of the Dead

The roofed gates of Abbeystrowry Cemetery near Skibereen in County Cork. Aperture ƒ/9 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 72mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/160s

Abbeystrowry Cemetery

Abbeystrowry Cemetery

Abbeystrowry Cemetery is located near Skibereen in County Cork. It is the site of some of the mass graves used in the area during the famine around 1845. I didn’t know, or had forgotten there was a famine in 1740/1741 when 400,000 people died. That many people died on this little island of ours in […]

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Best Business Premises

A few months ago I posted a photo of General Michael Collins on the wall of the Eldon Hotel in Skibereen, Co Cork. That hotel received the “Best Business Premises” award in 1997. Unfortunately it appears they’ve run out of business judging by the state of the exterior. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal […]

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General Michael Collins

Michael John (“Mick”) Collins (Irish: Mícheál Seán Ó Coileáin; 16 October 1890 – 22 August 1922) was an Irish revolutionary leader, Minister for Finance in the First Dáil of 1919, Director of Intelligence for the IRA, and member of the Irish delegation during the Anglo-Irish Treaty negotiations. Subsequently he was both Chairman of the Provisional […]