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The Round Tower in Ardmore

The Round Tower in Ardmore

The round tower in the cemetery in Ardmore is really impressive, standing out on the hillside overlooking the town.

The tower was built in the 12th century but it has been kept in great condition. Lots more to learn about it on this page.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length16mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/80s

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Morning Light on Blarney Castle

Morning Light on Blarney Castle

This morning is a beautiful start to the week. Fog in the distance and the fiery orange ball of the sun shining through clear skies. Blarney Castle was lit up in a lovely orange glow and I had to spend a few minutes away from the busy bustle of life to get this photo.


Apertureƒ/4.9
CameraSM-G998B
Focal length30.6mm
ISO64
Shutter speed1/50s

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We Being

We Being

“Belonging to a big loving family!”

Reflections in a car, Meade Street, just off Sullivan’s Quay, Cork.


Apertureƒ/1.8
CameraSM-G998B
Focal length6.7mm
ISO50
Shutter speed1/280s

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Skateboarding in Kilkenny

Skateboarding in Kilkenny

Skateboarding in Kilkenny in 2002. I wonder where these two lads are now?


Apertureƒ/2.8
CameraFinePix2800ZOOM
Focal length15.6mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/45s

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Where the wind blows

Where the wind blows

This is the weather vane at the top of the tower on the Cork District Court. It used to be a school, An Módh Scoil, or Model School, where I attended in the eighties.

I’d never seen this weather vane up close and level like this before until a few days ago when I made this photo. From my memory, there’s a doorway to the tower near the main entrance to the building. I’ve never been up there but I was always curious about it.

They’ve done an amazing job of preserving this building. It didn’t looks quite as good when it was simply a primary school!


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length410.8mm
ISO250
Shutter speed1/500s

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A pigeon in the sun

A pigeon in the sun

A pigeon basking in the setting sun of a lovely March day in Cork City.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length600mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/1000s

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The Ukrainian Flag Flies Over Cork City

The Ukrainian Flag Flies Over Cork City

The Ukrainian flag flies over Cork City Hall this evening as it has done since late February in solidarity with the people of Ukraine.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length366.2mm
ISO1600
Shutter speed1/400s

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A Sheep with horns

A Sheep with horns

I don’t often see sheep with horns but this one in the Galtee Mountains was one of a number of similar sheep. I’m glad he was behind a fence …


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length58mm
ISO3200
Shutter speed1/250s

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Cork City Tour of Roches Stores

Cork City Tour of Roches Stores

Take a tour of Cork City and you’ll pass by the old Roches Stores. Who knows what will happen to that grand building now? It’s been empty quite a while ..


Apertureƒ/6.3
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length49mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/250s

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At The Corner

At The Corner

At the corner of Oliver Plunkett Street and Grand Parade.


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length34mm
ISO500
Shutter speed1/500s

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St. Luke’s Church, Douglas

St. Luke's Church, Douglas

St Luke’s Church and Graveyard in Douglas. I have a few memories of this church from the early eighties. A man named Mr Good lived in the gate house nearby and I visited there once with my mother. I remember it because he had a kaleidoscope that fascinated me. It was the first time I’d seen such a wondrous device! Probably in 1979, or 1980, the shed next door became a class room for some time and I remember sitting at a desk looking around at other kids.

I haven’t visited the graveyard since, but I’d like to go back for a wander around.


Apertureƒ/2.4
CameraSM-G998B
Focal length9mm
ISO50
Shutter speed1/950s

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Fireworks Over Cobh

Fireworks lit the sky over Cobh last night as part of the St. Patrick’s Day festivities. I’m glad Henry heard about the event as I had no idea it was on!


Apertureƒ/6.3
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length65mm
ISO200
Shutter speed2s