Clancy’s Youghal

Clancy’s Bar and Restaurant in Youghal has apparently been closed for quite some time. I never knew the place but my wife was surprised and disappointed to see the For Sale signs outside. I didn’t even notice the people walking along the road until I looked at the photo on my monitor! Aperture ƒ/9 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 106mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/250s

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Toilets for the Aliens

If aliens from outer space attack Youghal in Co Cork we know at least one building they won’t destroy. Odd looking characters featured on this sign for the public toilets near the beach. Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/250s

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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… Read More

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De Lorean DMC-12

De Lorean, the 80’s Belfast car manufacturer became a household name after their car’s appearance in Back to the Future. The name is instantly recognisable to a whole generation of people. Unfortunately the De Lorean company had already folded before those films were released. The car above is the De Lorean DMC-12, the only model the company built. It stopped in front of us while we were having a picnic and I heard a woman across the road saying, “That’s the Back to the Future car!” Lots more to be found on the Wikipedia page on the car. Shot in Timoleague, Co Cork about a week ago. PS. new theme.… Read More

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Bill Posters & Poster Printers

On the way up to Sunday’s Well you’ll find this fairly permanent sign moulded from cement in the wall of a house. I’m sure the business that put it up is long gone but it’s fascinating that it’s still there. Des took a photo of it too! Aperture ƒ/11 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 28mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/200s

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Flowers on North Mall

The North Mall next to the River Lee in Cork is decorated with beautiful flowers dotted along it’s length. I had to take a few shots of them as I walked back to my car after the Paddy’s Day Parade this year. Note the Franciscan Well in the background. Nice pub! PS. If you use WordPress you might be interested in this photoblog survey. I filled it out yesterday! Aperture ƒ/9 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/200s

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Vehicles Max Height 2.2m

The construction site that was Douglas Shopping Centre’s car park in December 2008. If you go there now you’ll drive up a slope where that digger is and a wall separates where I was standing with the roadway! Aperture ƒ/4 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/20s

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