Tuesday, 14 September 2021 00:00

Torc Waterfall in Summer, County Kerry

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I have written about Torc Waterfall in County Kerry before, my last visit was during the winter on a trip to the Kingdom that saw me photograph snow on the mountains and visit some of the finest sections of Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way. Here, what is probably Ireland's most photographed waterfall, Torc cascades from behind a natural green curtain of…
A recent photography tour in County Donegal brought us to the edge of a mountain to photograph the landscape of Ireland's most northerly county. The weather was overcast, torrential rain had put an early end to photographic pursuits the previous evening, so despite a long journey across the country we headed off to photograph at least a few of the…
On a recent photography tour in Cobh, County Cork we stopped to photograph the town's best known features - the hilly seaside street with colourfully-painted houses known as the Deck of Cards, and the lofty Saint Colman's Cathedral. It was my first time visiting the seaside town since before the lockdown began in March 2020 and within moments it became…
Ireland is currently (July 18th 2021) in the grip of a heatwave, one that has seen high temperatures all over the island including Northern Ireland's highest recorded temperature of 31.2C. There are few breezes and little cloud or rain, the beaches are packed and tourist hotspots are literally that - hotspots, in more than one way. So instead of photographing…
Today 28th of May 2021, the Irish Government announced the next phases of Ireland's reopening post-covid. This includes the return of international travel on the 19th of July, which as Father Ted fans will know is also the day in history when Galway was liberated from the Indians, Marathon became Snickers and of course the ice age ended. {{module YouTube…
Thursday, 27 May 2021 15:20

Southbound, Phil Lynott Statue, Dublin

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A sunny day in Dublin and until recently I couldn't help but think of the place as a bit of a ghost town. Usually a visit to the Phil Lynott statue in Dublin, just off Grafton Street, is busy no matter the time of day. But over most of the past year since the first lockdown in March 2020 right…
I have written about castles before, namely my exploration of Barrymore Castle in Castlelyons, and Cahir Castle in County Tipperary that recently played host to Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Adam Driver and Jodie Comer for the filming of Ridley Scott's The Last Duel. Ireland is awash with castles but many are, unfortunately, barely more than a single stone. This is…
Sunday, 02 May 2021 23:28

Wave Spray Rainbow in the Surf

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Every so often a little bit of colour catches your eye, here by the coast of Ireland I noticed every breaking wave and its spray carrying a rainbow of colour towards the white cliffs of the Antrim Coast. Rainbows are usually fleeting, relying on a mixture of sunshine and water vapour meeting at the correct angle to create the separation…
Sometimes I get asked if the non-summer months, or at least October to March, are good for photography in Ireland. And of course the answer is yes. The autumn, winter and spring months hold some fantastic clear light days, moody overcast conditions, fog, burst of colour and often storms. These months also typically have fewer tourists around and so make…
I have written about Slieve League or Sliabh Liag before, Ireland's highest mainland coastal cliffs. This is one of Ireland's finest landscapes with its indented, steep cliffs constantly battered by the Atlantic Ocean hundreds of metres below. Bright, golden light catches each of the rocky indents. Join me, in 2021 and 2022, to photograph in Ireland's most scenic locations.
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