Monday, 11 January 2021 01:08

Green Roads and Snowy Landscapes in Ireland

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Rural lanes in Ireland or Green Roads are remnants of old, sometimes ancient, paths through the countryside. Here on a fine winter's day I headed into the green and colourful landscape to view the mountains under the blue sky. Ireland has had some cold nights recently in January 2021, winter is well and truly here but for now milder conditions…
The first week of 2021 in Ireland has seen the return of cold, clear and typical winter weather. A Sudden Stratospheric Warming is taking place that could see the return of the cold conditions that brought the Beast from the East in 2018 and the cold winter of 2010 and 2011. Here, one of the first sunsets of 2021 from…
The shortest day of the year has arrived in Ireland and the winter solstice occurred at just after 10:00 today, December 21st. From here, the winter keeps on for many weeks until the first day of spring but along the way, every day the day length increases by just a little. Here, in the west of Ireland blue hour ushers…
Tuesday, 15 December 2020 23:18

Street Art in Dublin, Sunny Day Photography

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A sunny day in Dublin and wandering in the back streets, a man on a bicycle passes street art of famous guitarist Slash from Guns N' Roses. Guns N' Roses are due to play a rescheduled concert in Dublin's Marlay Park in June 2021, the 2020 date having been cancelled due to Coronavirus / COVID-19. Taken on a Panoramic Ireland…
Wednesday, 09 December 2020 23:28

Flower Sellers of Grafton Street, Dublin

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The flower sellers of Dublin's Grafton Street are a famous sight on the well-trod thoroughfare. They have brightened the streets of Dublin, and the lives of Dubliners, for centuries. Here, a colour-filled flower stall with fine blooms. In the background, if you look carefully, you can see the Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy) statue outside of Bruxelles. In 2019 the flower…
Travel in Ireland - December 2020 Coronavirus Update As of yesterday, December 3rd 2020 Ireland has exited from six weeks of Level 5 coronavirus lockdown meaning that shops can now reopen, pubs serving food and restaurants can open also. Traditional pubs, not serving food, can't reopen as yet - there are many restrictions as the country is now on Level…
Tuesday, 27 October 2020 21:05

Stone Bridge and Autumn River, Ireland

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Autumn arrives, the clocks have gone back in Ireland and the daylight length is now quite short. Here, the trees have lost most of their leaves those not carried by the flow of the water remaining on the rocks and riverbanks. This bridge is large, more than 12ft to the centre of the arch from the river below designed to…
From the coast to the mountains - a few weeks ago I headed to the coast for sunrise, the morning's forecast was for sunshine and a bright start to the day. In reality it was dull and grey and there was no hint of a colourful sunrise. I photographed and videoed at the Forty Foot in Dublin before making my…
Monday, 28 September 2020 00:43

Sunset in Connemara - Autumn Equinox

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Sometimes it's just as simple as this, the sun goes down and you're in the right location. Here, the Atlantic and the sunset fast approaches. The sun appears from behind a thick band of cloud just before it sets in the west on the autumn equinox when day and night are of equal length. The days have of course been…
Wednesday, 23 September 2020 17:19

Exploring Ireland in the COVID-19 Pandemic

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While museums and many indoor attractions are currently closed in Dublin - including the Long Room Library and Book of Kells at Trinity College as the city is is on a three-week lockdown - the rest of Ireland is open. Exploring the Irish countryside with camera is not a new endeavour to me but for much of this year it…
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