Category Archives: Galway

Couch to 36 Miles in 3 Weeks with The Peyton Method :-)

I ran a marathon last week in 5 hours and 7 mins as part of the director’s run at one of Achill Running’s events with only 2 x 2 mile training runs in the week leading up to it.  I … Continue reading

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Back in the Saddle at the Ballinasloe Marathon

Never again, I say to myself as I spend hours upon hours ploughing through the ridiculous amount of photos I took at the Dublin marathon. It’s Thursday night before I finish going through and uploading all the photos I took … Continue reading

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Out of the Shadows at the Galway Bay Marathon, 10KM, & Half-Marathon

“JESUS CHRIST!” exclaims a passing lady after I say “good morning” to her from my carefully chosen vantage point a short while before the Galway Bay Marathon events start (Photos here). A whimsical part of me wants to say, “No, … Continue reading

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A Galway Snail Tale

Sammy Snail and his wife Samantha are in love. Unlike many other species of life, they like to take their time with their romantic liasons and I was a witness to their canoodling earlier on today.

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Blood, Walking, Defiance, & Shooting the Shooter at Croí’s Hearty Walk

Blood profusely spurting from my face, I rush out the door to get into Eyre Square to capture participants at Croi’s 15 minute walk for World Heart Day. Having been tagged by them in a Tweet, I replied that I … Continue reading

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Aphrodisiac Marathon in Clarinbridge 2016

This feels right, I think, as I make my way towards Clarinbridge’s inaugral Oyster Marathon event which consists of a 10km, a half-marathon, and a full marathon. Unlike other events I’ve photographed, joy and excitement are the only things I … Continue reading

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Finding Myself at the Tara Energy Festival in Loughrea

Often feeling lost, I decided that this weekend I would try and find myself so I go to Loughrea for the last day of the three day Tara Energy Festival. It’s a drug and alcohol free event and so I … Continue reading

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Wide Legs & Wide Lenses @ The Dirty Circus in Seven Bar

“You must love your job,” I quip to one of the other three photographers in attendance after watching him get in the middle of the action with his wide angle lens. “I f***ing love it,” he says, and I suspect … Continue reading

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Forest Gumping for Pieta House & Billy’s World (Part 1 of 2)

Running 1,800 Miles (2,500KM) might not seem like everyone’s idea of a fun thing to do but for Leitrim born Tom Reynolds and Lillian Deegan that’s exactly what it is. Plus, they are raising money for Pieta House and Billy’s … Continue reading

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Being Hit by the High Seas at the Frances Thornton Memorial Swim 2016

Danger is my middle name. Okay, it’s not really, but I’m not really a COW either. But nor is Batman a bat. Today I’m hitting the high seas of Galway Bay for the eleventh annual Frances Thornton Memorial swim. One-hundred-and-two … Continue reading

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