Posts Tagged: Irish photos

Blarney Men’s Shed win best St. Patrick’s Day Parade float

Blarney Men's Shed

The Men’s Shed in Blarney constructed this fabulous float for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Blarney yesterday. It was voted the best float of the day by a panel who reviewed the parade.

The cart was made by members of the Shed so, as the announcer in the village said, it may be the newest cart pulled by a horse in the country now.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 105mm
ISO 500
Shutter speed 1/100s

Roses and Shandon Bells

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The Steeple of St. Anne’s Church framed by garden roses. 2002.

Fog and Shandon Bells

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Cork City in fog, 2002. Shot with an ancient Fuji FinePix 2800, a 2MP camera and my second digital camera.

Cork Rooftops and Construction

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Cork City, 2002. St. Patrick’s Street was a construction site and the boom was in full swing …

Reflections of the River Lee

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High Cross

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Snow in Blarney

Snow in Blarney

It briefly snowed in Blarney a few minutes ago.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 105mm
ISO 1600
Shutter speed 1/125s

Oscar and the Swans

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A much younger Oscar in 2006 by the Lee Fields.

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/80s

Ground Level by Bishop Lucey Park

Ground Level by Bishop Lucey Park

The Grand Parade in Cork was quite different 11 years ago. Outside Bishop Lucey Park was an uneven path, the centre of the street was a narrow section between two busy strips of tarmac. And of course the Capitol Cinema was still open. I’m glad the monstrosity pictured here was never built there, even if the site is still dormant. More info on the history of that site available here.

This shot was taken within minutes of this Grand Parade shot I posted last month.