Category Archives: Ireland Through a Lens

The COW-boy ‘tographer Shoots Gaelforce West 2017

Ye haw! After a 7am in the mornin’ hike up the misty holy mountain known as Croagh Patrick, I set me down and wait for the participants to arrive. (All photos here over the next few days). I got ma … Continue reading

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Going the Extra Miles @ the Dingle Marathon 2016

Winners stand alone. Always alone. At every event I photograph I notice that the one who wins is a solitary figure, a figure who rarely betrays any emotion or expression other than pure focus. It is almost as if a … Continue reading

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Seeking the Love Guru of Lisdoonvarna

“Any bit a matchmaking going on inside?” I ask the bouncer outside The Matchmaker (bar) and he denies, says that Willie’s not about but that he’s probably up in the Hydro (hotel). Oh, Lisdoonvarna

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Family Day Out from Galway to Eagles Flying in Sligo

Skint, but wanting to do something nice with my 6 year old, I am excited when I see the Facebook photos of a friend who has recently visited the Eagles Flying in Ballymote, Sligo with her kids. Fifty euro is … Continue reading

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The Taste of Bloom (Dublin Through a Lens Part 1 of 2)

I have no interest in flowers, whatsoever. But I’m open-minded and think that going to Bloom 2016, in Phoenix Park, could be a delightful experience that may well alter my perceptions and infuse me with a new found interest.

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Brotherly Love, Leo Varadkar, & Bruce Springsteen

“I forgot the tickets,” he cried in a voice thick with a desperation akin to someone helplessly watching their beloved about to be ploughed into oblivion by a tractor. “Are you f***ing kidding me?” I ask. “No,” he says, “I’m … Continue reading

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Life Through a Lens

Babies and little children look at everything and everyone very closely, shamelessly. Everybody accepts that because they are little kids and they don’t know any better. When you get a bit older you stop looking so closely at other people … Continue reading

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Westport Town: P.Dunning’s and Matt Molloy’s

Traditionally, after descending Croagh Patrick, I always go for fish and chips in P. Dunning’s beside the Octagon. In there I meet the couple from Dunboyne that I mentioned in my previous post. I ask if they mind me joining … Continue reading

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Croagh Patrick Gold

Golden sunshine, dappling through grey clouds, gives off a heavenly aspect which instantly infuses me with a sense of warm spirituality. The mountain is bathed in a clammy heat that makes me perspire as soon as I begin my ascent. … Continue reading

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Limerick Through A Lens

Frazzled from not sleeping and bursting for a leak, I arrive at my city centre B+B to a pleasant woman who greets me in a lyrical accent such that makes me think the city could have no better name. I’m … Continue reading

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