This year there was no St. Patrick’s Day parade in Blarney so my son and I went into Cork City to catch the parade there. There was a good turnout, and lots of participants in the parade. Unfortunately I picked a bad place to watch the parade from but later wandered about and found somewhere better. 🙂

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 16mm
ISO 500
Shutter speed 1/500s
Cork, Ireland, People, Photography, Photos, Street, Urban

The 2019 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Cork City.


Flash Harry played in the Opera House last night to a sold out crowd. They’re a Queen tribute band from Belfast and this is my third time seeing them, and I have to admit, they’re getting better with age!

Check out their Facebook page for updates and go see them if you have the opportunity!

Aperture ƒ/5.6
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 100mm
ISO 12800
Shutter speed 1/125s
Cork, Ireland, People, Photography, Photos, Urban

Flash Harry at the Opera House


There was a blood moon this morning starting at 4:42am but with 100% high clouds forecast I didn’t bother getting up. I did wake at 5:25am and looked out the window but the sky was a uniform darkness with no Moon or stars to be seen.

Those clouds made for a vibrant red sunrise this morning that looked amazing 🙂

Blarney, Co Cork. January 2019

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 300mm
ISO 10000
Shutter speed 1/320s
Cork, Ireland, Photography, Photos, Urban

The Moon Rising