• Ireland, Scotland and the Lough Foyle Baseline, Mapping the World with the Ordnance Survey
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    Irishman and International travel photographer in search of the best bits of Ireland. Leading photography tours and experiences in Ireland.

    Contributor to New York Times / Sunday Times / Irish Times / Echtra Echtra and Eonmusic

    Cancer survivor.

    Ask me about travel in Ireland or about photography in Ireland.

    Ireland, Scotland and the Lough Foyle Baseline, Mapping the World with the Ordnance Survey

    A few years ago I posted about the fine views on a sunny day from Antrim to the Scottish islands of Islay and Jura, as well as the Mull of Kintyre (out of sight on this particular post).

    Recently, Michael Cory contacted me about the post and the image, to use it in his fortcoming talk on mapping.

    He is giving a talk on the Ordnance Survey and its early 19th century baseline established on the shores of Lough Foyle which formed the basis for all measurements between places in Ireland, Britain and further afield for the best part of two centuries.

    Above here, an intense double rainbow looking across Benone towards Magilligan and beyond, Inishowen in Donegal.

    Michael is a land surveyor who has mapped many portions of the world's more exotic corners, his talk is in Dublin on the 13th of June 2024 at 18:30 in Phoenix Park entitled From Limelight to Satellite: The Importance of the Lough Foyle Baseline.

    To reserve a free spot, attending what is sure to be an informative, enjoyable talk have a look at the eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/from-limelight-to-satellite-the-importance-of-the-lough-foyle-baseline-tickets-907599413277?aff=odcleoeventsincollection&keep_tld=1

    Written on Monday, 10 June 2024 22:30 in Guide
  • The Boss in Belfast, Bruce Springsteen Plays to 200,000 Fans Over Four Nights in Ireland
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    Irishman and International travel photographer in search of the best bits of Ireland. Leading photography tours and experiences in Ireland.

    Contributor to New York Times / Sunday Times / Irish Times / Echtra Echtra and Eonmusic

    Cancer survivor.

    Ask me about travel in Ireland or about photography in Ireland.

    The Boss in Belfast, Bruce Springsteen Plays to 200,000 Fans Over Four Nights in Ireland

    Bruce Springsteen brought his 2024 World Tour with the E Street Band to Ireland, first off was Boucher Playing Fields in Belfast on 9th of May.

    As a long time music photographer it was a pleasure to be able to photograph The Boss at the start of his visit to Ireland.

    And in news just in Bruce Springsteen has had to postpone several concerts in his European tour with Marseille, Prague and Milan being axed as the 74-year old rock star has taken doctors' advice to protect his vocal talents.

    I've been busy out on the road since, but expect more images soon.

    Written on Thursday, 23 May 2024 22:59 in Miscellaneous
  • Great Pollet Sea Arch, Donegal - Ireland's Largest
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    Irishman and International travel photographer in search of the best bits of Ireland. Leading photography tours and experiences in Ireland.

    Contributor to New York Times / Sunday Times / Irish Times / Echtra Echtra and Eonmusic

    Cancer survivor.

    Ask me about travel in Ireland or about photography in Ireland.

    Great Pollet Sea Arch, Donegal - Ireland's Largest

    Great Pollet Sea Arch is one of Ireland's finest coastal geographical features. Situated off the coast of County Donegal's Fanad Peninsula, the sea arch stands at 20 metres above the crashing waves along this rocky headland.

    Known in Irish as Stua Mór Phollaide (Great Pollet Arch), the sea arch as seen here separated from the mainland on the left due to coastal erosion during the millions of years since these rocks were formed.

    Here the rocks are quartzite having been formed during the late Precambrian, somewhere between 2.5 billion and 541 million years ago part of the Dalradian Supergroup that runs between the north of Ireland and central Scotland.

    As throughout Ireland, much erosion has taken place in the intervening time and at some point, likely in the last 11,700 years which is known as the Holocene (since the end of the last Ice Age) this section of the headland became a bridge with a sea cave eroded through it and then subsequently it became detached from the mainland behind it.

    Thus forming what we see today, an impressive sea arch which is Ireland's largest sea arch. Note that a sea stack, such as Dun Briste is different to a sea arch.

    I will be leading a few small group photography workshops in Donegal during 2024 and 2025, to find out more contact me using the contact page or form.

    Written on Monday, 06 May 2024 23:05 in Guide
  • People of Dublin as Pints of Guinness, Street Photography in Ireland
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    Irishman and International travel photographer in search of the best bits of Ireland. Leading photography tours and experiences in Ireland.

    Contributor to New York Times / Sunday Times / Irish Times / Echtra Echtra and Eonmusic

    Cancer survivor.

    Ask me about travel in Ireland or about photography in Ireland.

    People of Dublin as Pints of Guinness, Street Photography in Ireland

    Dublin is a good place for street photography, full of character in its people and its buildings. Often in the streetscape itself although some difficulty exists throughout much of the city centre with visual intrusions.

    This scene is a good example, a classic image of a cobbled street filled with old buildings and the famous Guinness gatebeing passed by two locals wearing dark clothes who themselves look a little like a pint of Guinness on legs.

    Join me, Panoramic Ireland, to photograph street photography, landscapes, seascapes and more in Dublin and throughout Ireland.

    Written on Sunday, 28 April 2024 22:24 in Photo Tours
  • Beltany Stone Circle, Donegal
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    Irishman and International travel photographer in search of the best bits of Ireland. Leading photography tours and experiences in Ireland.

    Contributor to New York Times / Sunday Times / Irish Times / Echtra Echtra and Eonmusic

    Cancer survivor.

    Ask me about travel in Ireland or about photography in Ireland.

    Beltany Stone Circle, Donegal

    In Ireland's far north, one of its finest stone circles sits on a low hill with commanding views over the local countryside towards distant ridges.

    Beltany stone circle comprises 64 upright stones organised in as close to a percect circle as a highly disturbed ancient bronze age site can be.

    The stone circle is made up of larger than typical standing stones for an Irish site, some here are 2.5 metres in height.

    Written on Tuesday, 23 April 2024 21:12 in Guide Read more...

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