Emerald House B&B

Emerald House B&B At the corner of the main green in Blarney sits Emerald House B&B. I’ve never stayed there but they have a great location, right next to Blarney Castle.

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Mr Whirly the ice cream man

Mr Whirly the ice cream man An ice cream van in December? Yes, Mr Whirly was in Kinsale. Obviously someone isn’t bothered by the cold!

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Towering over Cork City

Towering over Cork City This tower is visible from a few places in Cork. I remember seeing it from near The South Infirmary and this is it seen from the multi storey carpark on the Grand Parade. Is it up by Barracks Street? I’m in Arizona for the week. Postings may be late in the evening.

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Big brother is watching you

Big brother is watching you Big brother is watching you, wherever you go! CC TV cameras are sprouting up everywhere. This one is just outside the AIB in Blarney. I happened to go to the AIB in Blackpool and counted at least 3 cameras near the entrance. If you happen to use WordPress to power your blog, then grab Blog Voyeur and keep a seedy eye on your visitors.

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St. Anne’s looking down on traffic

St. Anne’s looking down on traffic The steeple of St. Anne’s Church, or “Shandon Bells” as viewed from near the Opera House in Cork. Traffic is as usual stuck at the lights close by ..

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Smiling pretty girls

Smiling pretty girls On the night when firemen closed off Dorothy Perkins in Cork, a few people saw my camera and presumed I was a photojournalist. Some even asked what was happening but I didn’t know! Anyway, these two girls wanted their photo taken. They presumed I was with the Evening Echo but I told them photography was just my hobby. Still, got a nice photo considering I was shooting by available light. I don’t want to be reminded how high I had to shove the ISO to get a decent shutter speed. Thankfully resizing loses some of the noise! PS. we passed by the shop a few days ago.… Read More

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Blarney on a sunny winter day

Blarney on a sunny winter day This is the centre of Blarney village. It’s a lovely large green, enclosed on all sides by walls and with gates on the north and south sides. Just goes to show, it’s not always raining in Ireland!

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Girl on dad’s shoulders

Girl on dad’s shoulders A small girl sits on (I presume) her dad’s shoulders on Patrick’s Street. In the background is the Savoy Shopping Center, and of course the building side behind Dunnes is clearly visible in the scaffolding supports to the far left.

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