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…
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…
Tuesday, 23 April 2024 21:12

Beltany Stone Circle, Donegal

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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…
It has been a challenging spring this year, the weather had not been entirely favourable. Lots of rain, lots of wind and not much in the way of sunshine so here a fine day in Aprill by the coast on County Antrim's Causeway Coast. Photography is always a challenge in Ireland, the weather really can be in your favour or…
Monday, 15 April 2024 23:53

Return to the Dark Hedges, April 2024

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Antrim's Dark Hedges are famous for mature beech trees but each year sees several fewer making the iconic road feel less like an avenue. After scheduled maintenance saw six trees of the famous Dark Hedges removed in late 2023, Storm Isha in January 2024 brought down another three of the beeches. Large gaps have appeared now in sections of the…
Calling all artists! Dublin Canvas is now open for submissions for 2024. This inclusive public art project started in 2015 with aims to make Dublin pretty by painting utility boxes all over the county, from Balbriggan to Killiney. There are 68 boxes in Dublin City, 23 in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown and 13 in Fingal. For 2024 no boxes in South Dublin…
Thursday, 21 March 2024 18:50

Chris Shiflett, Dublin 2024

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Chris Shiflett brought his solo tour opener to Ireland last night, March 20th 2024 in the Green Room at The Academy on Abbey Street in Dublin. Rumour has it the Foo Fighters guitarist was staying in Room 102 at one of Dublin's many fine hotels. More dates include March 21st in Belfast then Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and London. News updates…
Wednesday, 20 March 2024 00:08

Judas Priest Visit Dublin - March 2024

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Metal music legends Judas Priest brought the Invincible Shield to Dublin, Ireland a few days before Saint Patrick's Day. I was there to photograph Rob Halford, Richie Faulkner and the band, indeed you can see some of my images on their Facebook and Instagram. The rest below in the gallery. No need for a Panic Attack, if you can get…
Bands of colour from the Irish coast in spring. As the days get longer here in Ireland (well, a day is still 24 hours but the proportion of daylight is now getting longer and will soon be more than the length of night), the opportunity to photograph for longer during the day is to be welcomed. The coast of Ireland…
Ireland’s Clew Bay is home to many islands, but definitely not the 365 that often gets quoted. These are drumlin islands, an extension of the ‘drumlin belt’ that stretches from County Down on the east coast of Ireland all the way to County Mayo here on the west. Drumlins are small, rounded hills formed as ice moved across the landscape,…
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