• Looking Through the Archives, Travelling Through Folders
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    International travel photographer and Irishman in search of the best bits of Ireland. Leading photography tours and experiences in Ireland.

    Contributor to New York Times / Sunday Times / Irish Times

    Cancer survivor.

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    Looking Through the Archives, Travelling Through Folders

    As we're all stuck indoors, it's time to look through old images - travel through the archives, not the backroads of Ireland.

    And here is a collage of images from Ireland, featuring cows and flowers and sheep; sunsets and trees.

    These are just a few of my favourite images taken over the years, more to follow as I travel through folders on hard drives rather than the backroads of Ireland.

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    Written on Tuesday, 31 March 2020 01:06 in Photo Tours
  • Google's Doodle of the Day for Saint Patrick's Day 2020 is the Cliffs of Moher
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    International travel photographer and Irishman in search of the best bits of Ireland. Leading photography tours and experiences in Ireland.

    Contributor to New York Times / Sunday Times / Irish Times

    Cancer survivor.

    Ask me about Ireland or about photography in Ireland.

    Google's Doodle of the Day for Saint Patrick's Day 2020 is the Cliffs of Moher

    Today, 17th March, is the feast day of Ireland's patron saint (one of three actually) Saint Patrick and it has been marked with a doodle on Google's search pages of Ireland's Cliffs of Moher.

    I know that the Cliffs of Moher are one of the most famous and iconic places in Ireland but I do find it interesting that Saint Patrick never visited the cliffs, nor did he actually visit County Clare.

    According to local tradition in County Clare, Saint Patrick blessed the county from across the River Shannon before heading to the north of Ireland.

    It's just an observation and I have added my own sunset image from the Cliffs of Moher above.

    Written on Tuesday, 17 March 2020 16:11 in Guide Read more...
  • Saint Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh
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    International travel photographer and Irishman in search of the best bits of Ireland. Leading photography tours and experiences in Ireland.

    Contributor to New York Times / Sunday Times / Irish Times

    Cancer survivor.

    Ask me about Ireland or about photography in Ireland.

    Saint Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh

    Although Saint Patrick's Day has been all but cancelled this year, 2020 due to what we all know now as COVID-19 or the coronavirus, it is still possible to see and enjoy the sights of Ireland.

    Today I visited Saint Patrick's Catholic Cathedral in Armagh, Ireland's ecclesiastic capital.

    It's a fine structure, rising high on one of Armagh's seven hills and visible from the countryside all around the small city with its 64m high spires projecting off the lofty position opposite Saint Patrick's Church of Ireland Cathedral.

    Begun on Saint Patrick's Day in 1838 after Catholic Emancipation of 1829, the cathedral was designed in the perpendicular gothic style but work stopped after the Famine in 1847.

    Written on Saturday, 14 March 2020 22:27 in Photo Tours Read more...
  • Away from the crowds in Ireland, a countryside scene
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    International travel photographer and Irishman in search of the best bits of Ireland. Leading photography tours and experiences in Ireland.

    Contributor to New York Times / Sunday Times / Irish Times

    Cancer survivor.

    Ask me about Ireland or about photography in Ireland.

    Away from the crowds in Ireland, a countryside scene

    Away from the crowds, in fact away from everyone the Irish countryside is a perfect destination for landscape and travel photography.

    Here a rural road through the green Irish countryside leads us to the mountains just as a little bit of rain starts to fall.

    You can see the rain streaking across this dramatic grey sky, but it didn't stay that way for long with sunshine coming out soon after.

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    Written on Tuesday, 10 March 2020 23:12 in Photo Tours
  • The wise man knows that it is better to sit on the banks of a remote mountain stream than to be emperor of the whole world.
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    International travel photographer and Irishman in search of the best bits of Ireland. Leading photography tours and experiences in Ireland.

    Contributor to New York Times / Sunday Times / Irish Times

    Cancer survivor.

    Ask me about Ireland or about photography in Ireland.

    The wise man knows that it is better to sit on the banks of a remote mountain stream than to be emperor of the whole world.

    The Chinese philosopher Zhuangzi said that ‘The wise man knows that it is better to sit on the banks of a remote mountain stream than to be emperor of the whole world.'

    And sitting on the banks of this fine remote Irish mountain stream (small river), I was reminded of these very words as I photographed the scene after a recent photography workshop in Ireland's fine springtime countryside.

    For 30 minutes I enjoyed my own solitude, gazing on the fast flow of the fresh water and felt in awe of the scenery just here in front of me.

    I'm sure that the river banks must have been full of wildlife but I couldn't hear much over the constant sound of the flowing water.

    Written on Tuesday, 10 March 2020 00:53 in Photo Tours Read more...

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