Monthly Archives: July 2011

Somebody watches from the Cork District Asylum

I often wonder if it would bother me to be having breakfast in the same room that use to detain individuals diagnosed with mental illness up to 30 years ago. I’d probably just shrug my shoulders and happily continue eating … Continue reading

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Sunrise in Schull

This photo was taken in the very early hours of the morning in Schull, during the Fastnet Film Festival, which is hosted in the West Cork village on an annual basis. I had trouble sleeping that night, and what better … Continue reading

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Rowing in the Marina

If you’re feeling brave enough to test the waters at the bottom of the Lee, The Lee Rowing club at the Marina provides that ample opportunity. I’m not only amazed by the rowers ability to avoid small tankers but also … Continue reading

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Staring down from the Idle Tower

It was during Cork Heritage Open day when I had the opportunity to visit the top most apartment of The Elysian, the tallest fish-out-of-water building in Cork city.

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Breaking Dawn in Pope’s Quay

I’m not much of an early bird, I struggle enough getting out of bed at 7:20 am and then I start to debate with myself whether or not I should sacrifice some work time for snoozing. It’s been 2 years … Continue reading

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Shandon Bells are ringing out

Church of St Anne, is one of Cork City’s most iconic buildings that lies at the north side of the city ( yet many businesses on the south side insist on using Shandon in their name despite being several kilometres … Continue reading

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Rowing in the Beaulieu river

We decided to moor halfway between Buckley’s Hard and the Beaulieu near South Hampton, United Kingdom. Around the time of June, it’s popular place to go to especially for Mosquitoes. The surrounding area was reasonably quiet but much less so … Continue reading

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Allihies beach

Like most of West Cork, Allihies is a pretty nice place to visit. I intend on going back to it someday since spending only an hour at the beach at the time didn’t quite do it justice and there is … Continue reading

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HDR of Cork City Hall

On occasion I like to walk from Cork City all the ways to the Cobh via the old railway line , early on in the trip I pass the City Hall by East Albert Quay. It’s open on the odd … Continue reading

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Mooo aus Deutschland!

We used to own a cow similar to this one back home in Limerick, don’t quite remember what breed it was, glancing at the Wikipedia on various breeds of cattle produced an exhaustive list of silly names for these wonderful … Continue reading

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