Low winter sunlight cutting through the trees pierces the water droplets over the fountain in the Millenium Park in Lismore in County Waterford, Ireland. The town is renowned for its early ecclesiastical history and the imposing Lismore Castle overlooking the town and the Blackwater valley.
Falling into the category of “Looscapes” or bathroom photography, these splendid floral creations are to be found in the gentleman’s toilet of a garden centre (where else!) in Ireland’s County Carlow.
From Ireland’s County Clare Coast…sea area Shannon…shipping forecast…visibility “good”
The “Harvest Seeker”, drifting in the ethereal early morning light while collecting Mariner’s Mussels from baskets moored on the sea bed of Waterford Harbour, a natural harbour at the mouth of three rivers.
The iconic roof of the new museum opened near the entrance of Dublin’s Glasnevin cemetery, soars heavenwards; and below, a marble wall reflecting a Celtic cross.
The contemporary architecture of Dublin City Council’s Civic Offices. Built on Wood Quay, the scheme caused disquiet amongst conservationists, when it became apparent that the entire plot was a major archaeological site, the very core of the Viking settlement over which Brian Boru had lost his life in the Battle of Clontarf in 1014.
Still in gardens, the elegant Orangery stands in gardens laid out in the first half of the nineteenth century at Fota House in County Cork, another house with a long history.
Appearing forgotten and neglected in a corner of a walled garden, the old shed is a fitting metaphor for the latter years of Strokestown House Demesne in County Roscommon.
Vintage, crackled, shabby paint effects on an old clinker built rowing boat in the harbour at Helvick, located in An Rinn within the Irish speaking Gaeltacht na nDeise area in County Waterford, Ireland.
…floods through a window in St Patrick’s Cathedral, to illuminate one of the statues of the 18th century great and good of Dublin.
Bicycles amidst contemporary architecture in Modern Dublin
While Sharon’s quintessential red hair and beauty undoubtedly helped her to get modelling roles, she had other ambitions. Some time after the portfolio shoot, she mentioned my pic of her draped in muslin brought her to the attention of casting directors in her burgeoning film career.
The quintessential red hair of Irish actress and model, Sharon Twomey.
From the venerable door of the President, to the Pollack like, shabby chic of the old door to a deserted cottage at Faugheen, near my old home village of Bunmahon in Ireland’s County Waterford.
Autumn tinted Boston Creeper winding around the door of the President on the campus of University College Cork, reminding one of the adage “education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom”
Take a windy autumnal day, an off-shore wind, some acceptable waves, a stoic bunch of people with surf boards and that’s Tramore Strand.
Watching the watchers: in the Sunny South East of Ireland, the seaside resort of Tramore began life as a humble fishing village, that developed rapidly with the arrival of the railways in 1853. …for the subject of the watcher’s attention – see tomorrow’s post…
The contemporary roads of Ireland. Not yet a refuge for wildlife, but caught in the right light the ring road around Waterford City has a 21st century graphic ambience…
Or the old roads of Ireland. Boreens, the early roads that criss-crossed the island of Ireland.
“There are no lines in nature, only areas of colour, one against another,” said Eduard Manet, but forgot to tell shop front designers in Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland