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The Land of Blarney

Looking out from Blarney Castle yesterday morning.

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Donncha, Robert, Tom and Maryam

From left to right, Donncha, Robert, Tom and Maryam

Robert Scoble and his wife Maryam are in Cork for an IT@Cork conference tomorrow. They visited Blarney this morning with Tom Raftery. I can confirm that Robert did kiss the Blarney Stone, but the pics I got aren’t good enough to publish unfortunately!
He has the “official” photo so I’m sure he’ll scan that in when he gets home!

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Clonakilty Photos

De Barra’s masks

De Barra’s Pub in Clonakilty is a lovely atmospheric pub we visited a few weeks ago. Tucked into a corner we ate our soup and relaxed as the cold rain and wind blew outside!
There’s lots of stuff hanging on the walls, and this is only a small flavour of the rich decoration.

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Black and White Cork People Photos

Q Here

I’m going to Dublin on Wednesday and wanted to buy my train tickets in plenty of time. Here’s a shot of the queue outside the ticket office in Kent Railway Station, Cork.
Tickets are expensive at 56 Euro for a return ticket to Dublin. A 160 mile journey that takes almost 3 hours!

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Waltzers in Crosshaven!

If a Cork person tells you they’re going to the Merries, don’t look at them strangely. They want to go to the funfair!
The Merries in Crosshaven have been there for years, and last September myself and Jacinta went on the Waltzers. It was a slow day, and early in the evening so we were the only occupants and I’d swear the attendent made it go a lot faster than normal!
It was fun for the first minute, but after that my neck got sore, and I just wanted off! We stumbled off shortly afterwards while the attendent sat down for a smoke..

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Blarney Photos Trees

Wonderful Colour

It’s horrible outside. It’s cold, snow and sleet are falling and the sun hardly warms the air. This reminds me of how nice it was only a few weeks ago. We’re in for a cold weekend!

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Black and White Blarney Photos Sky Trees

Winter Trees

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Black and White Cork Music People Photos

Hazel O’Connor live in An Cruiscin Lan, Cork

Hazel O’Connor performed in An Cruiscin Lan last night. She has a great voice, and her songs are very emotionally charged and from the heart.
I loved how she told a short story about each song. It really brought it home how her mind works.

Aperture ƒ/3.3
Camera DMC-FZ5
Focal length 24.6mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/10s
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Blarney Nature Photos Sky

Winter Sky

Taken while we were out walking this afternoon. Beautiful but a little cold.

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Many Faces

The many faces of advertising and humanity

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Garretstown Sunset

A beautiful sunset moments before the red sky pictured earlier!

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Red Sky At Night

Red sky after a beautiful sunset in Garrettstown last Sunday.
The original high-res version is even better!