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Polish Coal

Polish Coal

The coal industry here in Ireland has gone through a huge decline in the last 2 decade. In major urban areas only smokeless coal is allowed and even then many people have gas or oil central heating. The days of frequent smog warnings are a thing of the past thankfully. Here in Blarney some will […]

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

Market Avenue

Market Avenue

Market Avenue in the centre of Cork City is a tiny little street behind An Brog pub. You know, just outside the fish section of the English Market. Aperture ƒ/4 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/60s

Dunnes Stores in Ruins

Dunnes Stores in Ruins

The skeleton of the Dunnes Stores building on Patrick’s Street lies in ruins as building work continued to refurbish it. Taken in September 2007, Brian took a shot of the building a few days ago in much better state! Places are still available for the Cork City Photowalk on July 18th! Please leave comments on […]

cab 3181

Cab 3181

San Francisco will be the gathering place for a large number of WordPress fans at the end of the month as they go to the 2009 San Francisco WordCamp. I won’t be there unfortunately but places are already in short supply, if not all sold out at this stage. It’s going to be a blast! […]

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, […]

Pedestrian Crossing

Pedestrian Crossing

The pedestrian crossing outside Eason (I always say “Eason’s”, but it really is “Eason”. Just like Porter’s is “Porter”. These newsagents are a picky bunch!) where young and old traverse the street in relative safety. Yes, it’s the current header image on this blog. If you’re reading this in the future when I may have […]

golden arches

Golden Arches

The Golden Arches of the McDonald’s logo taunts me from a paper cup discarded on the pavement on Grand Parade, Cork. Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 20mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/160s

wedding car

Wedding Car

A wedding car drives past as I walk down Sunday’s Well. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/160s

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

Road goes on and on

Road goes on and on

Looking west from the top of Shandon Bells in Cork City and all you can see is the urban landscape below. Yesterday’s shot is a crop of a small part of this photo. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/125s

Northside Housing

Northside Housing

The urban landscape as seen from the top of Shandon Bells in Cork.

clancy's youghal

Clancy’s Youghal

Clancy’s Bar and Restaurant in Youghal has apparently been closed for quite some time. I never knew the place but my wife was surprised and disappointed to see the For Sale signs outside. I didn’t even notice the people walking along the road until I looked at the photo on my monitor! Aperture ƒ/9 Camera […]