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When the sun rises tomorrow…

When the sun rises tomorrow...

It seems unreal but most of the Covid19 restrictions will be lifted in Ireland tomorrow morning at 6am.

  • Pubs and restaurant hours to return to normal.
  • Nightclubs reopen.
  • FULL attendance at indoor and outdoor events.
  • Covid pass requirement gone for hospitality.

You’ll still need the Covid digital cert (or I presume a negative PCR?) to travel on a plane though.

Today we had just over 11,000 new cases of Covid19, but it’s omicron, “the mild variant”. Our hospitals aren’t overflowing. The Taoiseach spoke this evening and acknowledged that case numbers will go up. Hopefully not too many of those extra people die or suffer long term disability.

Despite the frost on the ground in the photo above this has been a remarkably mild winter. If I go anywhere I’ll be eating and drinking outside for a good while yet.


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A New Day Dawns

A New Day Dawns

The sun almost breaks over the horizon on a lovely October morning in Kerry last year.

Happy new year! Thank you for visiting or subscribing to this blog. Please say hi in the comments! I’d love to hear from you!


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CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length24mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/80s

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The sunrise flows

The sunrise flows over the hill

Because of the disc’s enormous magical field, at sunrise, the morning light flows over like thick golden syrup, accumulating in valleys and then slowly crawling over the top of an hillside. The same can be said about the night, which spreads like plum jam.

Terry Pratchett

Sunrise over Muckross Lake in Killarney, Co Kerry. On a visit there with Blarney Photography Club one morning in October 2021.


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CameraILCE-7M3
Focal length191mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/800s

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The boats of Gougane Barra

The boats of Gougane Barra

Another early morning sunrise photo at Gougane Barra with Blarney Photography Club. Way back in 2016 I published a similar photo but the Gougane Barra boats were swapped. They’ve been there quite some time!


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Sunrise over Muckross Lake

Sunrise over Muckross Lake

An early morning drive to the Lakes of Killarney this morning resulted in an eventful trip for Blarney Photography Club today. Rain didn’t spoil the sunrise, but a trip afterwards to the Gap of Dunloe didn’t go so well with a literal storm blowing up between the hills.

The photo above is from Dinis Cottage if you’re interested. Lovely walk down there and so picturesque!


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Focal length24mm
ISO100
Shutter speed1/160s

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St. Finbarr’s Oratory

St. Finbarr's Oratory

On an island in Gougane Barra, just as the sun broke over the horizon behind me.

Yesterday was the feast day of St. Finbarr. More to be found in this fascinating blog post.


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Focal length44mm
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The sun peeks out

The sun peeks out

Early one morning when the sun rises.

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Focal length 300mm
ISO 125
Shutter speed 1/1600s
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Sunrise Through A Tree

Sunrise Through A Tree

Sunrise a few days ago was spectacular. I took my camera with me when I took the dog for a walk!

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Camera DSC-RX100M4
Focal length 25.7mm
ISO 125
Shutter speed 1/400s
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Early Morning Sunrise

Early Morning Sunrise

Lovely Spring sunrise in April 2016. Had to get up early at that time of year!

Aperture ƒ/4
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 55mm
ISO 640
Shutter speed 1/160s
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A Blarney Sunrise

A Blarney Sunrise

The sun rises over the houses of Shamrock Terrace in Blarney, late November 2020.

Aperture ƒ/2.4
Camera SM-G965F
Focal length 6mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/100s
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Red Sky in the Morning

Red Sky at Morning

Red sky at night, shepherds’ delight.
Red sky in the morning, shepherds’ warning.

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Focal length 6mm
ISO 100
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Morning Walks around Blarney

Covid-19 Lockdown began again in Ireland for six weeks until December 1st. Hopefully people don’t go crazy drinking and partying in December thinking the Coronavirus is gone, but of course they will. Bet we’ll have another lockdown in January.

We’re restricted to exercising within 5km of our homes now, which is ridiculous when you live in a village but obviously makes sense if you live in a build up urban area. I get out for a quick walk most mornings around Blarney and the sun rising is always a nice experience.


The Mill built an outside dining area for customers and even had nice fake trees with these flowers dotted around the area. When lockdown was announced they pull down part of it, including these trees. Hopefully they’ll be back in December.


The leaves of trees in the carpark of the Woollen Mills in Blarney as the sun rose.


Waterloo Joinery and other signs point the way up Waterloo Road.


Mushrooms growing in a tree stump in the grounds of the Woollen Mills.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera DSC-RX100M4
Focal length 12.06mm
ISO 5000
Shutter speed 1/40s