Black and White, Cork, Ireland, People, Photography, Photos, Street, Urban

At the Bar

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Black and White, Canon 40D, Cork, Ireland, Photography, Photos, Sigma 10-20, Urban

Pub of the year for sale

Pub of the year for sale

The Woodford on Patrick’s Street Cork closed some time ago. Shame really as it was a nice pub.

Aperture ƒ/7.1
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 21mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/100s
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Cork, Ireland, Photos

Wild Woodbine

wild woodbine

Wild Woodbine, an advert in Cronins Pub, sits under the counter. The pub is full of memorabilia which adds atmosphere but I suppose they were probably bought in a dusty warehouse full of such things for the tourists.

Very nice pub though.

Aperture ƒ/14
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 30s
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Blackpool, Canon 40D, Cork, Ireland, Photography, Photos, Sigma 18-200, Signs, Urban

Beamish

Beamish

When you come to Ireland you go looking for a Guinness don’t you? Well, if you’re in Cork, you must try local stouts, Beamish or Murphy’s. I’m not a big fan of any of them but the Cork stouts are sweeter than Guinness, and nicer IMO.

Signs in Blackpool, Cork.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 200mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/320s
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Black and White, Canon 10-22, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Photography, Photos, Signs, The Lough, Urban

Carvery Lunch

Carvery Lunch

Carvery Lunch, the fast food of “proper food” IMO. Many will be going to pubs today for their Sunday lunch and it’ll be carvery on offer. Nothing wrong with it of course, but some people are snobs about eating out and want food delivered to their table. Considering the price of carvery food, I can see their point. It’s generally the same price as food in a restaurant, so why not eat somewhere else?

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/40s
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Architecture, Canon 10-22, Canon 20D, Co. Cork, Cork, Ireland, Photography, Photos, Signs, Urban

McCarthy’s Bar

McCarthy's Bar

Pete McCarthy wrote a great book called, McCarthy’s Bar: A Journey of Discovery In Ireland which I and my wife have both read through and enjoyed immensely. Unfortunately Pete died in 2004 after being diagnosed with cancer but this book and his second are well worth reading.

I just noticed the discrepancy between the spelling of this bar in Castletownbere, and the photo of it on the front of book. I wonder if they had someone modify the image?

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/100s
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Architecture, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Photography, Photos, Sigma 18-200, Signs, Urban, Vehicles, Western Road

Western Star Cork

Western Star Cork

The Western Star in Cork was a favourite haunt of UCC students for many a year but now it looks like it’ll be demolished! Looks like development has been on the cards for quite a while:

Permission was granted to Tom O’Riordan carry out development namely, permission for part demolition of existing public house and removal of existing timber outhouses, construction of 12 medical suites over 29 no. ground floor level car parking spaces and associated entrances, roadways and site works with vehicular access medical sites from the grounds of the Bon Secours Hospital at the Western Star, Western Road, Cork in accordance with plans and particulars submitted on 16/08/05; further information requested on 07/10/05; further information received on 04/04/06; clarification of F.I. requested on 26/04/06 and clarification of F.I. received on 31/05/06 Ref. T.P.05/30005

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/160s
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Architecture, Bantry, Black and White, Canon 10-22, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Photos, Signs

O’Keeffe Lounge and Bar

I happened upon the O’Keeffe Lounge and Bar while wandering around Bantry last Sunday morning. Given the name of the establishment I just had to take a shot didn’t I?

Note the “Welcome to the pint depot” quotation?

Congratulations to Gingerpixel who won Best Photoblog at last night’s Irish Blog Awards. Ryan so deserves a special mention for doing the photography on the night, yet again! And of course, a big thank you to Damien for getting the ball rolling and organising the whole thing.

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/80s
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Black and White, Candid, Canon 20D, Cork, Ireland, Lavitt's Quay, People, Photos, Sigma 10-20, St. Patrick's Day, Street, Urban

Square tiles and doorway

A man leaves Larry Tompkins Pub on Lavitt’s Quay, Cork. This was taken on St. Patrick’s Day this year!

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/25s
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