Ashling Murphy Memorial

Ashling Murphy Memorial

Flowers and candles on the ground on St. Patrick’s Street, Cork after a vigil in memory of Ashling Murphy, a 23 year old woman who was murdered on January 12th this year while out jogging in the middle of the afternoon.

Violence against women is still happening. I don’t think it will ever stop. Fergus Finlay wrote an excellent essay saying, “I have turned a blind eye to cheap, vulgar sexism — it is all men”.

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Black and White Canon 10-22 Canon 40D Cork Ireland Photography Photos Signs Urban

General Michael Collins

General Michael Collins

Michael John (“Mick”) Collins (Irish: Mícheál Seán Ó Coileáin; 16 October 1890 – 22 August 1922) was an Irish revolutionary leader, Minister for Finance in the First Dáil of 1919, Director of Intelligence for the IRA, and member of the Irish delegation during the Anglo-Irish Treaty negotiations. Subsequently he was both Chairman of the Provisional Government and Commander-in-chief of the National Army. He was shot and killed in August 1922, during the Irish Civil War. (Wikipedia)

A memorial I spotted pinned to the wall of the Eldon Hotel in Skibereen, Co Cork. The hotel itself is run down now and I thought it was actually closed until I saw the website. Anyone been in there recently?

PS. Ciara has posted a few photos from the Women’s Mini Marathon on Sunday. Looks like they had great fun!

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Canon 20D Cork Ireland Photography Photos Sigma 18-200 Urban

Airm poblachta na hEireann

Airm poblachta na hEireann

This memorial hangs on an outside wall of University College Cork (UCC) but I’m fairly sure not many people have read it as it’s in an obscure corner of the college on Gaol Walk.

The memorial commemorates members of the rebel forces who died during the War of Independence and the Irish Civil War in the early 1920’s.

Judging by the date on the right, it was erected in 1947.

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Black and White Cork Crosshaven Ireland Photos Sigma 10-20

Assumpta, 03/12/1950 – 30/12/2002

While walking along the path in Drake’s Pool and enjoying the sunset we came across this plaque in the ground next to a bench.

“You are the wind upon my face.
You inspired me with your grace.
You are the wind upon my back.
You keep telling me do not look back.
As I walk among the trees.
I can feel your gentle breeze.
Your loving smile and tender care.
I cherish and take with me everywhere
3rd Dec 1950 – 30th Dec. 2002”

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