Looking up into those vaulted ceilings and bookshelves that fill two floors of the Long Room Library, that's as much as I could do on today's return to the iconic book repository. The busy tourist site was full of people, mostly international visitors so photographing at ground level was impossible, except for views into the bookcases - more of those…
It isn't always hot in Ireland, in fact the first two weeks of June 2017 saw colder than usual temperatures and, in places, double the rainfall average for the whole month. Today, the longest day of the year has been hot, along with the past few days we have seen temperatures of over 28C. Here on Howth Pier in County…
On a recent photography workshop to the Antrim Coast, specifically the Giant's Causeway, in between shooting images I made some video of the stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site that is close to where I grew up and studied at University. I have written about the Causeway in recent weeks, you can read more about that here and to book a…
Think of spring, think of colour. Think of cherry blossom and Dublin doesn't spring to mind. From my previous post on cherry blossom in Dublin I have had many comments expressing surprise that Dublin looks quite so colourful, that looking at the image of bright pink blossom overhanging paths it looks more to the eye like Japan or other countries…
Some say it was a giant, Finn McCool or Fionn mac Cumhaill who built the causeway known as the Giant's Causeway. Finn was an Irish giant who, according to one version of the myth, was having a fight with his rival in Scotland called Benandonner. Finn built the causeway, using rocks as stepping stones across the Irish Sea to Scotland…
A recent photography tour in the west of Ireland encompassed several sunrises but of these this was the most impressive.
I have written about Northern Ireland's locations associated with Saint Patrick in this post and since it is Ireland's national saint's day once again, that's the 17th March for those of you who don't know, why not show off some more locations with links to the snake-banishing, shamrock-wielding Welshman who became a hit in his adopted country Ireland. And where…
On a rare quiet day taking a break from leading photography tours in Ireland I headed to one of Ireland's most famous landmarks - the Rock of Cashel in County Tipperary. It was a cold and rainy March afternoon as rain spread across the plain obscuring the distant mountains before clearing long enough to enjoy the view again.
Atlantic storm Doris is due to strike the northern half of Ireland during the early hours of February 23rd 2017 when winds of up to 120 km/h are predicted for parts of the country and a status yellow weather warning in effect for all of Ireland and a status orange warning in effect for many counties. As I write this…
On a recent photo tour of Dublin we stopped in to Trinity College, the famous university in the heart of Ireland's capital, to photograph some of the scenes to be found there. Having lead many tours and workshops through Dublin I know that the college has many fine buildings. Now that December is here this Christmas tree in blue lights…
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