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Demolition of the Miag Grain Silo

Demolition of the Miag Grain Silo

Someone posted a grainy mobile phone picture of demolition work going on in the Docklands, Cork on Facebook a few days ago so I had to go down and record the event for myself.

The building being demolished is the second part of the Miag/Art Deco Silos as seen in this post.

Deco Silos
Construction on the earliest elements of the Art Deco silo complex (24), which is located further east along the South Jetties, took place circa 1935-1938. Elements of architectural interest included the staircase and fenestration of the earlier silo and the concrete screen walls to the north and south with glass block vertical glazing of the later building, which was constructed between 1947-1953. The ‘Miag’ silo was damaged by a fire in September 2006 and demolished in summer 2008 following the submission of a report on its structural safety to the City Council. Elements of the structure were salvaged for possible re-use.

I shot photos of the smoke escaping from the burning building in 2006 and Google Plus has made them into an animated GIF I shared here.

There used to be raised corridors leading from the building to the Odlums building next door, and the long raised corridor running parallel with the river but they’ve been removed already. Part of one can be see in the grounds near the building. While I was down there I approached an elderly man sitting in his car watching the activity. He lives close by and told me that as a young lad he had climbed the outside ladder to the top of the building!

There are extensive plans for the docklands and Marina area. Check this PDF for more.

Aperture ƒ/10
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 24mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/250s

Blarney Castle in the Evening

Blarney Castle in the Evening

Blarney Castle as seen this evening. The garden’s looking amazing and it’s nice to see the new statues and art over the last few days.

Shot with my Galaxy S4, so apologies for the Jpeg artefacts. It’s a HDR image and it’s really pushing the sensor!

Camera GT-I9505

Green Hair on St. Patrick’s Day

Green Hair on St. Patrick's Day

A girl taking part in this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Blarney had a green wig on. Well, so did lots of people! 🙂

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 105mm
ISO 125
Shutter speed 1/100s

Sun sets over Kerry Mountains

This was taken seven years ago and I have no idea where exactly it was taken. I suspect it was somewhere near Killarney but I know it was in Kerry somewhere.

Chips Anyone?

Chips, or fries as they’re known in the USA, sit cold and ignored.

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/320s

Lollipops and Ants

Discarded confectionery at the football grounds in Cobh around 7 years ago.


Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 20mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s

Zavvi Cork

Remember Zavvi in Cork? They took over from Virgin Megastore which then became Director’s Cut in The Queen’s Old Castle.

Aperture ƒ/3.5
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/25s

Dark Clouds over the Conor Pass

The sun momentarily shone through the clouds over the Conor Pass, Kerry.

Fence in the Conor Pass

Just a part of a fence at the top of the Conor Pass in Kerry some five years ago.