Category Archives: Cork

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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Exploring Goggin’s Hill Tunnel

Built in 1851 and closed in 1961, Goggin’s Hill Tunnel currently stands as the longest abandoned railway tunnel in the Republic of Ireland.

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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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Dragon of Shandon 2012, Cork City

Some photos taken from the Dragon of Shandon parade that takes place around the Shandon area every 31st of October to celebrate Samhain. More info about the parade can be read here. There’s video too:  

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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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Photo Comp

Cork Independent recently published a Photo Competition and I’ve been lucky enough to have been shortlisted amongst the 50 or so images. Voting stays open up until April 17th 2012 and can be directly accessed here although it will require … Continue reading

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Rochestown at Sunset

If you’re starting from Cork City, you can easily walk to Rochestown through the old Cork City to Crosshaven railway line in less than an hour. There is the alternative path of walking around Mahon, past Blackrock castle, alongside the … Continue reading

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Fog in Lee Field at night

As part of my routine of self punishment, I stood approximately 2 hours on wet grass trying to take advantage of the full moon and a blanket of fog that was sweeping over Lee Fields. Ideally I would be taking … Continue reading

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