Category Archives: Building

The Crow’s Nest – Minecraft

I’ve recently decided to give Minecraft mods a try after having abandoned the game for something like six months. Previously I’ve been put off installing them because of the awkward processes required. Some of the mods were dependent on other … Continue reading

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Carrig House, Lower Glanmire Road, Cork City

I’ve seen this late Georgian house across The Marina on several occasions and was always curious as to see what was inside it. Unfortunately, a fire in 2002 had destroyed most of the interior. An attempt to renovate it had … Continue reading

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Ballincollig Castle Above and Below

Located South West and a 10 minute walk from the Main Street, lies Ballincollig Castle. Built in the 14th Century, possibly earlier, much of the castle lies in ruin and the grounds completely overgrown with brambles but the piles of … Continue reading

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The Allihies Copper Mine, West Cork

  Back in May I finally got the opportunity to see it for myself. Allihies Copper Mine was at some point in the mid 1800’s, the largest copper mining operation in Europe and once the copper production dwindled in the … Continue reading

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Tyndall, Cork City

According to the Wikipedia article, the Tyndall National Institute specialises in “ICT hardware research, commercialisation of technology and the education of next generation researchers”. It was also included in the Queen’s itinerary on her visit to Cork in May 2011.

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Stratosphere, Las Vegas

One of the tallest buildings in Las Vegas overlooks the entire city, that itself is incongruous to its desert surroundings. Aside from a stunning view, it features several attractions including a type of abseiling / free-fall from the top. Not … Continue reading

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Donations for War Kereoum

This was taken near Angkor Thom, Siem Reap last November, these donations would go to landmine victims.

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Docklands Building, Cork City

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Looking up from inside Fin Barres Cathedral

I wonder, how does one get up there? With great difficulty I imagine.

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HDR: George Boole’s House in Cork

At 5 Grenville Place in Cork City lies a seemingly insignificant and forgotten looking building, upon closer inspection a plaque displayed at the front of the house proves otherwise. It reads as follows: George Boole 1815-1864 Mathematician, Inventor of Boolean … Continue reading

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