Montenotte Photowalk

When: Saturday 26th of September at 10am.
Where: Start at the Montenotte Hotel (map), Cork and continue into town.
Who: Me, you and anyone who likes taking photographs.

So, next photowalk is on the 26th. It’s a Saturday but this time it’s early in the morning at 10am. We’ll start at the Montenotte Hotel, where we (or some of us) may get access to the roof to shoot a cityscape of Cork City. Bring your wide angle and telephoto lenses!

After that it’s a stroll down the hill to Dillon’s Cross, and then wherever we fancy. We’ll be close enough to the train station to pop over there (although there may be questions of public liability insurance if we go in there as a group unfortunately).

We can head down to the quay then and on towards the bus station and into town or towards City Hall. Wherever.

Will suggested having a scavenger hunt on the walk which is a great idea. Anything else we can do to mix it up a bit?

As I mentioned previously, The Montenotte Hotel is putting on a special deal for us photowalkers:

As a special deal for photographers, the hotel is setting aside 20 rooms for us on the night of the 25th. 17 are discounted with single rooms costing 39 Euro including breakfast and double/twin rooms at 29 Euro/pp, also including breakfast.
After the photowalk we’ll descend on the Boardwalk Bar & Grill for a complementary lunch, and there may even be an opportunity for a select few to head out on a speed boat along the river.

The 3 free rooms are already allocated but that still leaves the 17 discounted ones. If you’re interested, email Pat O Neill at pat @ and he’ll organise the room for you. Don’t bother ringing the hotel.

I guess the complementary lunch was originally intended for those who stayed in the hotel but as the take up of the rooms on Friday night has been so slow I don’t know for sure what’s happening. I’m pretty certain the ride in the speed boat is still on though. I’ll pass on that, I prefer to stay on land!

So, if you’re interested in going on the photowalk please leave a comment here! This doesn’t mean you’re going to stay in the hotel. I don’t want to hear about it. I just want to go on a photowalk. Email Pat if you want to stay at the hotel! (it is a good deal, and the hotel is a gorgeous one!)

If you left a comment on the previous post expressing interest in the walk, please leave a comment here again, just so we have a rough idea of numbers without having to go digging into old posts.

If you don’t want to walk up the hill to the hotel, meet us in town later. I’m not sure how we’ll organise this but it’ll probably be “12 noon at the bus station” or some such arrangement.




  1. Reply
    Pat September 5, 2009

    Hi Donncha,

    The Comp lunch at the Boardwalk is open to all who take part in the Photowalk (even if not staying at the Hotel) The Hotel roof is large and safe with easy access so everyone can get up if they want.

  2. Reply
    KatieC September 6, 2009

    hello Donncha,

    I’d love to go on the photowalk, thanks for organising it.
    See ye all there!

  3. Reply
    Richard September 6, 2009

    If it is the speed boat I think it is (Cork Sea Safaris) then I highly recommend it. Although after Blackrock castle it is all ‘action’ shots as you’ll be holding on for dear life. really really great fun. (Bring a plastic bag for your camera)

  4. Reply
    Jamie Lawrence September 6, 2009

    I’ll be there if the wife hasn’t given birth 😉

    • Reply
      Donncha September 7, 2009

      Some things are more important that photowalks!

  5. Reply
    ryan September 8, 2009

    as I said on the other post.. +1 for me 🙂

  6. Reply
    Kevin September 10, 2009

    Looking forward to it!

  7. Reply
    Steve Cox September 18, 2009

    Hi Guys, hope you don’t mind me gatecrashing but we would love to feature any pictures of Cork you take on, of course with suitable attribution needed.

    • Reply
      Pat O Neill September 21, 2009

      Hi Steve,

      Pat here from the Hotel. You are welcome to join us at the hotel & for lunch at the boardwalk if you want.


  8. Reply
    Half Moon Glass September 21, 2009

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  9. Reply
    ryan September 22, 2009

    Should really have asked this a while ago, but what’s the deal with parking at the hotel for those taking part but not staying at the hotel? Is it a yay or a nay?

    • Reply
      Pat O Neill September 23, 2009


      There is free parking at the Hotel.


      • Reply
        ryan September 23, 2009

        Great stuff Pat, thanks for the reply.

  10. Reply

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  11. Reply
    Paul O'Mahony (Cork) September 24, 2009

    Hope it’s not too late to say I’ll be there, but I may not be able to be there at the start. Any ideas on how I could find you all if I arrive at say 11?

  12. Reply
    rudy September 24, 2009

    Count me in..

  13. Reply
    ryan September 25, 2009

    Actually.. I’ll be +1’ing. Julie is coming down to Cork tonight so I’ll be dragging her along tomorrow.

  14. Reply
    Pat O Neill September 25, 2009

    Was just up on roof. Great view. You can also get a shot of the new Cork/Swansea ferry docked on the quay

    • Reply
      KatieC September 25, 2009

      Stop teasing us Pat!
      Hope you are going to do some male modelling
      for us tomorrow 😉

  15. Reply
    Pat O Neill September 25, 2009

    Due to the tide the 4 who wish to go on the speedboat will have to wait until 2pm (after lunch) Well worth the wait.

  16. Reply
    Phil September 26, 2009

    Have a great day folks – wish I could be there.

  17. Reply
    Pat O Neill September 26, 2009

    Thanks to everyone from the Montenotte Hotel & the Boardwalk Bar & Grill Cork for a very enjoyable morning.


  18. Reply
    KatieC September 26, 2009


    Had a great time, thanks for setting up everything, you missed a great spin out on the speedboat.

    Some of my photos are here;-


  19. Reply
    Pat O Neill September 26, 2009

    Great shot from the roof. How come mine does not look like that?

    • Reply
      KatieC September 26, 2009

      Perhaps because I took it from the top of the ladder!!

      • Reply
        Pat O Neill September 26, 2009

        Ha ha ha. you are just being nice now Katie.

  20. Reply
    On the Boardwalk September 26, 2009

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  21. Reply
    Will Knott September 28, 2009

    That was fun. Thanks for setting this up Donncha.
    The pics are uploaded at

    And the speed boat photos (fun but not too sure about my shots) start at page 4.

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    Paul O'Mahony (Cork) September 29, 2009

    Thank you all for being so welcoming to a newcomer.

    I’ve started a blogpost @


  24. Reply

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  25. Reply
    Kevin September 29, 2009

    Thanks again for organising the walk Donncha. It was great fun. I’ve posted my favourite 10 photos here:

  26. Reply
    Jamie Lawrence September 30, 2009

    I’ve finally uploaded a selection of shots to Smugmug:

    Some of these shots can also be seen on my photoblog this week:

  27. Reply
    rudy September 30, 2009

    Thanks Donncha and Pat for the organizing, was a nice meet-up place and an enjoyable walk…

  28. Reply
    ryan October 1, 2009

    Motivated myself sufficiently to process a few.. or

    depending on your preferences.

    Will of course be putting them on the blog over the next few weeks/months too. Great to meet everyone, hope it’s not too long before the next walk.

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