Tag: Ireland

  • The Prettiest Urinals – Ever!

    The Prettiest Urinals – Ever!

    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.

  • The Atlantic

    The Atlantic

    From Ireland’s County Clare Coast…sea area Shannon…shipping forecast…visibility “good”

  • Harvest Seeker

    Harvest Seeker

    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.

  • Architectural Points 2

    Architectural Points 2

    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.

  • Architectural Points 1

    Architectural Points 1

    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.

  • The Orangery

    The Orangery

    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.

  • The Potting Shed

    The Potting Shed

    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…

  • Shabby Boat

    Shabby Boat

    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.

  • Winter Sun

    Winter Sun

    …floods through a window in St Patrick’s Cathedral, to illuminate one of the statues of the 18th century great and good of Dublin.

  • Shadows and Reflections

    Shadows and Reflections

    Bicycles amidst contemporary architecture in Modern Dublin

  • Model to Actress…

    Model to Actress…

    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. Anyway, back to Sharon: she made her screen debut…

  • Shabby Door…

    Shabby Door…

    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.

  • Venerable Door

    Venerable Door

    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”

  • Surfeit of Surfers

    Surfeit of Surfers

    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.

  • Coastal Watchers

    Coastal Watchers

    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…

  • Bóithre nua-aimseartha na hÉireann

    Bóithre nua-aimseartha na hÉireann

    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…

  • Seanbhóithre na hÉireann

    Seanbhóithre na hÉireann

    Or the old roads of Ireland. Boreens, the early roads that criss-crossed the island of Ireland.

  • Colours


    “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

  • Sea-cows


    Cattle ambling along the sea’s edge of the Cunnigar, a 5km sand spit, jutting out across Dungarvan Bay, in County Waterford.

  • Shipwreck


    The “Samson” was a floating crane-ship under tow from Liverpool to Valetta in Malta. On 11th December 1987, when the towline snapped in a south easterly gale just off the Welsh coast, the crew of two were rescued by R.A.F. helicopter and the vessel was left to drift.