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Cork Ireland Photography Photos Urban

Templebreedy Church and Graveyard

On a trip To Crosshaven with Blarney Photography Club in 2015.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 20mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/2s
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Cork Ireland Photography Photos Urban

The Old Graveyard in Innishannon

Innishannon, Co Cork. October 2018.

Aperture ƒ/9
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 70mm
ISO 125
Shutter speed 1/100s
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Cork Photography Photos

Leaning Gravestones

Cork, September 2015.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 40mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1s
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Photos

High Cross

2006-10-09-5193-m

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Black and White Canon 40D Galway Ireland Photography Photos Sigma 10-20 Urban

Gravestones Flat

An old graveyard in Spiddal, Co Galway. September 2011.

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/250s
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Canon 40D Cork Ireland Nature Photos Sigma 18-200

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
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Black and White Cork Ireland Photography Photos Sigma 10-20 Urban

Sacred to the Memory

Sacred to the Memory

Death is a sad but inevitable part of life. A gravestone marks the earthly remains of the departed with a brief message recording their passing with, if space permits, a note from the grieving family. All that to sum up the life and times of a person. Seems very inadequate.

In the future of course many of us will leave a digital trail behind us: words, photos, videos, art. Has anyone created a service that finds that trail and packages it neatly on a CD or DVD? Search Google for “Donncha O Caoimh” and you’ll find out a lot about me but it really only scratches the surface.
Better than a few lines on a gravestone however.

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/30s
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Cork Ireland Photography Photos Sigma 10-20

Timoleague Abbey and Graveyard

Timoleague Abbey and graveyard

Timoleague Abbey, in the town of the same name in Co Cork is an impressive building from the road. I must have driven (or been driven by my parents) past there hundreds of times over the years from childhood on but I don’t think I explored the Abbey ruins until about 3 or 4 years ago.

This is the graveyard surrounding the ruins, on a beautiful April afternoon last week. More on the Abbey here:

Timoleague abbey was founded by the franciscan order in 1240 A.D. The abbey was built on the site of a monastic settlement founded by Saint Molaga in the 6th century. The villages name comes from the Irish for House of Molaga, Tigh Mologa.The abbey was extended by Donal Glas McCarthy in 1312, and by Irish and Norman patrons in the 16th century. The monks were dispersed by the Reformation, but returned in 1604. In 1612 the abbey was sacked by English soldiers who also smashed all of the stained glass windows, but much of the significant architecture remains. The friars remained in the abbey until 1629.

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s
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Canon 10-22 Canon 20D Cork Ireland Landscape Photography Photos Urban

Glengariff Cemetery

Glengariff Cemetary

It’s Halloween again and ghosts and zombies are about. Would you spend a night in a cemetery, tonight? What sorts of noises do you hear if you live next to one? oooer!

I’m going out tonight for dinner with a friend, I wonder if they’ll be serving Halloween Brack?

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/125s
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Canon 40D Cork Ireland Landscape Nature Night Photography Photos Sigma 18-200 Sky Sun Urban

Tullagh Cemetery at Sunset

Tullagh Cemetery at Sunset

Tullagh Cemetery in Baltimore, Co Cork, Ireland is just a field away from the excellent Casey’s Hotel where we spent the last week. I went down there one evening to shoot a couple of half capsized trawlers in the bay when I turned around and saw some of the headstones silhouetted against the setting sun.

I went searching online and found that 3 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-1918 war were in this graveyard.

Aperture ƒ/11
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 59mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/640s
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Architecture Canon 20D Co. Cork Cork Ireland Landscape Nature Photos Sigma 10-20 Sky Trees

Co. Cork Cemetery

A graveyard in Co. Cork attracted my attention last summer while walking with Oscar down a small road. I didn’t go in but I got a few nice shots from over the cemetery gate.

This is a the result of sandwiching two versions of this image together. One is overexposed and the other underexposed. It’s difficult to get the bits around the trees right but I think I did a pretty good job!

Aperture ƒ/11
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/320s
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Co. Cork Cork Ireland Landscape Photos Sigma 10-20 Sky Sun Trees

Currykippane Cemetery

It’s Halloween, that time of year that the souls of the dead rise up, goblins and monsters are abroad and witches fly about. I’ve already had my barm brack and even got the ring, but tonight is when kids go “trick or treating” looking for treats and avoiding tricks!

I made this image a few weeks ago early one morning in Currykippane Cemetery near Kerrypike. It was the first time I was in the area and I couldn’t resist shooting a few images. In the background is the beautiful Lee Valley. There are a few other nice vantage points up on those hills so I’ll have to go up there some other morning.

November is known as Samhain in Irish, but in Celtic tradition it’s also the end of the Summer and is accompanied by a festival. In modern times this is continued by the tradition of Halloween and All Souls’ Day. This and a lot more are covered on the Wikipedia page on Samhain.

It’s a spooky time of the year!

Hehe. What The Duck today is brilliant, although you may not get the joke in the last frame if you haven’t got a Canon DSLR. 😉

We had an interesting night – no kids called to the house but we went for a walk with Oscar down the road and bumped into several neighbours and spent almost an hour out in the cold talking to different people!

Aperture ƒ/13
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/320s