Category Archives: Nature

The Ovens Cave, Cork

Here’s an interesting snippet from Charles Smith’s ‘The Ancient and Present State of the County and City of Cork’ ¬†published in 1774: The Ovens or St Owens parish is washed on the S and E sides by the Bride and … Continue reading

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Dove Hill Castle, Carrick-on-Suir, Co.Tipp

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Flooded Lee Fields ( November 2012 )

These were taken on an incredibly cold Saturday morning while flood water was still remained in the Lee Fields, it was in the process of freezing in some parts but it didn’t remain cold enough for that to happen …

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Flooding in Cork ( 17th October 2012 )

These were taken from Lavitt’s Quay and Coal Quay area of Cork City at the time when high tides and heavy rainfall hit the city on the 17th of October, 2012. Video:

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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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Heron, Cork City

There is certainly no shortage of birds of these type in Cork City. Tastes like chicken.

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Camping near Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix

This was taken from the viewing platform on Aiguille du Midi . Aside from being inside a plane, this was highest point I’ve been above sea level and had prolonged period of altitude sickness. That being said, I wouldn’t mind … Continue reading

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