Canal Gate
Photography / April 18, 2011

Canal Gate

An arm of one of the Canal Gates behind the Roisin Dubh in Galway.

The Long Walk
Photography / April 15, 2011

The Long Walk

Shot from the Claddagh side of the River Corrib of colourful houses on “The long walk”.

Hull
Photography / April 13, 2011

Hull

A fishing boat lies on the bed of the Corrib river, Galway city.

Three Churches – a Galway skyline
Photography / April 11, 2011

Three Churches – a Galway skyline

A Galway city skyline – the churches of St. Augustines, St. Nicholas and the Cathedral.

Learning the Ropes
Photography / April 08, 2011

Learning the Ropes

By the time you would have this mess untangled, you’d know every inch of this rope. Taken outside the Claddagh Community Boat Club in Galway city.

U Boat
Photography / April 06, 2011

U Boat

Two neglected boats lie at the edge of the Corrib at the Claddagh Community Boat Club in Galway city. I took this with my trusty old 30D while out and about for a weekend with the Nokia N8. I have to say – this took a bit more processing than the photos from the N8… doesn’t say much for my photography skills!

Kylemore Abbey
Blog/Photography / March 09, 2011

Kylemore Abbey

Taken on an overcast day at Kylemore Abbey. As far as I can remember, Kylemore Abbey was originally a private home built by Mitchell Henry back in the 1860s. Mitchell, a wealthy English politician, spared no expense during construction of the house.

For me, the highlight of the grounds has to be the walled garden – it originally featured 21 glass houses, which were heated by boilers which allowed him to grow banannas and other tropical plants. And as most of the glasshouses were linked, it also gave guests a dry warm place to walk on the days when the weather was being less than cooperative. Sadly all of the original glass houses were collapsed over time, however two have been restored to their former glory.

In the 1920s, the Benedictine Community founded the Abbey and opened a boarding school. They are doing a fabulous job maintaining the grounds.

I really wish I could have seen this place in the 1800s – it must have been something else.

A weekend with the N8
Photography / March 08, 2011

A weekend with the N8

A PR company, Simply Zesty (via Stephen over at Galloping Green), got in touch last week about a campaign Nokia were running for their new flagship model – the N8. Basically they were looking for a few photo bloggers to take photos at various locations (more…)

Photography / March 07, 2011

For whom the bell tolls

…the Wedding bell that is! The wedding is all done and dusted – here are a few random thoughts on the whole thing.

The Background

So, S√≠ofra and I finally got hitched on 10/2/11. We met each other one week after Munster won their first Heineken cup back in 2006 – May 27th to be precise. Paul and I went the Munster v Blues in Thomond Park (more…)

Walking the Dog
Photography / January 10, 2011

Walking the Dog

Taken in Loughrea, Co. Galway – December 2010.

Floating Rocks
365/Photography / December 28, 2009

Floating Rocks

Dec 28.

The lake in Loughrea froze over during the recent cold snap. A lot of people tried to break the ice by throwing rocks onto the ice. Surprisingly, the ice was thick enough to support the impact of several heavy rocks.

Darrian T90
365/Photography / October 27, 2009

Darrian T90

Oct 27.

Another shot from a sprint in Tynagh from earlier in the month. This is Peter Cummins in his beautiful Darrian T90.