Friday, December 4, 2009

Rosscarberry Co Cork

One of the better days this year, taken at the height of that lovely Indian summer we had around Samhain. Our trip to Clonakilty was great, very chilled and the opportunity to take some photos - something I really have not had since - was much appreciated.

Thursday, December 3, 2009


I posted a very similar picture a few days ago but this is the version of it I like the best. It has better, more delicate colouring and of course, swans :)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


I just liked the blue tinge on this, and the sheer calm. It really was a lovely peaceful moment, standing by the inlet and watching the waterfowl drift in the cold but brilliant sunshine.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Saturday, November 14, 2009

A silver chariot

Ballinascarty Ford monument - we were driving past it on the way home from Beál na mBláth when the rain lifted and I got a chance to photograph it.

Friday, November 13, 2009


A shot taken from the pier at Warren strand, Rosscarbery Co Cork.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Swans at Rosscarberry

We spent the Samhain weekend at the Quality Weekend Co Cork; the weather was excellent apart from a vicious downpour on the way down, that literally made everyone on our stretch of motorway pull over. On the Sunday we drove over to Rosscarberry Co Cork, and took some photographs around the inlet, and the pier etc including some using the tripod and telephoto lens. We also visited with the lovely swans and wildfowl near the Celtic Ross Hotel.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009


Passenger list from the Dunbrody Famine ship. Visitors are given mock boarding tickets and ased to find their berth on the ship. A tiny patch of space would have been their home for 6 weeks or more, and the Dunbrody was a well run, humane ship in comparison to the Coffin ships.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Witch Trees at Tara

WE went to tara for Lughnasadh - it's been far too long. Nowhere compares to the Hill for sheer energy and peace, despite the many visitors. The undulations of the earthworks and mounds ensure that all but the loudest voices are confined and even then only the faintest sounds carry. It's one of my favourite places on earth; and of course, no visit would be complete without a trip to the café for the "Tara Special"(2 scones, jam and cream with tea) eaten among the tat and Ye Olde Kelticy wiccan moneytraps. A short walk down the road to the Dark Eye well and that's a trip to Tara.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

View from Hook Head

One of the photos taken from Hook Head Lighthouse viewing platform.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Full Flight

Taken in the Wildfowl Sanctuary Wexford, where a rather grumpy employee for reason known only to himself, scared away all the wildfowl from the main pond, despite there being several people watching them, including children. He herded away the geese and ducks as well as the other feathered visitors; leaving us all rather puzzled and slightly bereft....

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Friday, July 24, 2009

The Silver Tree

On the Enniscorthy/New Ross road ...driving to wexford, we spotted this piece of motorway art and had to stop. it's just magnificent. I took a few shots from various angles, and I'd love to go back and photograph it when not in such a rush. I'm trying to find out who created it, but no luck so far - it's just wonderful.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Hook Head

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Saturday, June 27, 2009

Friday, June 19, 2009

Friday, June 5, 2009

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Bouncy castle

Saturday, May 30, 2009


Friday, May 29, 2009


Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Friday, May 22, 2009

Free Tibet (Florence Protest April 2008)

The Free Tibet protest in Florence last April (2008) reworked for a friend's article on the subject.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Stone Wall

Saturday, May 16, 2009

My photo as Cover Art

I've recently co-published a collection of poetry Pagan Paeans - it's the first anthology of the PPP. While my co-editor Simone L A Hogan worked wonders on the formatting the covers fell to me.
I used a photo I took in Orkney, in 2007 of the Ring Of Brodgar stone circle. Then chopped and changed until it fitted the "look" we wanted for the cover - I think the end result was good.

The anthology is now on sale at Cafepress, or directly from us (Ireland and UK) All proceeds go to keeping the PPP online and provide a fund for competitions etc. The PPP publishes poetry, prose, shortstories and journals from authors whose viewpoint is non-conformist spiritually and/or intellectually.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

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