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Hurling in the sky

Hurling in the sky

The mural of a hurler on Anglesea Street on a bright July afternoon. Always great to see this when I walk or drive past. The last time I photographed this mural was in the depths of winter last January!

ACHES did a great job on this one!


Apertureƒ/2.2
CameraSM-G998B
Focal length2.2mm
ISO50
Shutter speed1/3700s

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The Lady And Her Dog

The Lady And Her Dog

This large wall in Bishop Lucey Park has featured a huge mural on it for several years now. This is the wall as it was in June 2021, but the mural has been changed since then.


Apertureƒ/2.4
CameraSM-G998B
Focal length9mm
ISO50
Shutter speed1/1000s

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What is Home?

Homeless in Cork

A mural called “What is Home?” painted by Asbestos. A figure wearing a cardboard box on it’s head looks out on a derelict site next door, and across the road the site of the new convention centre, if it is ever built..


Apertureƒ/8
CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length101mm
ISO200
Shutter speed1/500s

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The hurler and the buses

The hurler and the buses

The stunning mural of a hurler on the wall of a house on Anglesea Street and South Terrace stands watching passing traffic on a cold January evening. The mural by Dublin artist ACHES is amazing to look at during the day but I liked how the hurler is just visible between these passing buses.

You can read more about the mural in this Examiner interview with ACHES.

Q: People love to know the facts and figures of a job like this. Can you hit us with some numbers?

A: The dimensions of the wall were approximately 14.5 metres wide by 19 metres high.

I used roughly 205 cans of spray paint. The piece took 10 days to paint and I had to take two days off during this as the winds were too high to be on the lift as any winds over 45km/h are deemed unsafe to work in an elevated boom lift.

Q: What has the feedback been like?

A. The feedback has been great so far. As I was painting the mural I had numerous chats with passers by who were super friendly, often offering to buy me a coffee or some lunch and even in one instance a bottle of whiskey. I was also looked after well by the local businesses, Twenty Sandwich Bar and Cupcake Cottage who kept me fed and watered for the duration of my stay. After finishing the mural the feedback online has been great too, with multiple online resources sharing the image, which is great. It has also been photographed by a lot of people so far who have uploaded their own images of the wall online. Hopefully when the 5k limit lifts even more people can enjoy the piece.


Apertureƒ/2.2
CameraSM-G998B
Focal length2.2mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/2s

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Bóthar an Uisce

Bóthar an Uisce

Bóthar an Uisce, or River Lane, in Dingle is on a junction with Dykegate Street where my favourite café in the town sits. Thyme Out Café & Delicatessen (Google Maps) is in a lovely old building serving vegetarian and vegan food. Brenda makes an amazing breakfast burrito, and her delux baguette is delicious! Yes, of course I took photos. I’ll share them some day but if you’re in Dingle make sure to visit Thyme Out!

Aperture ƒ/2.2
Camera SM-G998B
Focal length 2.2mm
ISO 50
Shutter speed 1/1250s
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Cork Ireland Photos Urban

Kingfisher Mural

Kingfisher Mural

The kingfisher mural on St. Paul’s Avenue is a very striking painting that maybe not many people have appreciated. It’s painted on the side of a house that is the entrance to a busy car park, without a pavement opposite so there isn’t that much foot traffic. What traffic there is, is made up of drivers navigating 3 narrow lanes who certainly aren’t looking up to admire this gorgeous painting by Curtis Hylton.

I was surprised to learn that the mural was completed in 2019. I imagined it was newer but then, there probably weren’t many murals painted in 2020. Mick wrote about the mural here where you can find more details about it.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 16mm
ISO 125
Shutter speed 1/200s
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Aerosols Everywhere

Aerosols Everywhere

A mural on a wall in Bishop Lucey Park, Cork. July 2019.

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 31mm
ISO 125
Shutter speed 1/500s
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Cork Ireland Photos Street

The Kyle Street Mural

The Kyle Street Mural

There’s a fabulous mural on the corner of Kyle Street and Cornmarket Street in Cork.

Aperture ƒ/3.5
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 24mm
ISO 250
Shutter speed 1/500s
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The lady and her dog

The old lady and her dog

A mural in an alleyway in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/25s
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Who’s for supper?

A mural on a wall in Dublin a few weeks ago.

We passed this while walking back to our hotel. I get the feeling there’s a story behind this picture. Does anyone know it?

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/160s