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 and all day Friday I … Continue reading Back in the Saddle at the Ballinasloe 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, ma’am. I am not Jesus … Continue reading Out of the Shadows at the Galway Bay Marathon, 10KM, & Half-Marathon
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.
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 hoped to see them tomorrow … Continue reading Blood, Walking, Defiance, & Shooting the Shooter at Croí’s Hearty Walk
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 feel at the start of … Continue reading Aphrodisiac Marathon in Clarinbridge 2016
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 shall have no way of … Continue reading Finding Myself at the Tara Energy Festival in Loughrea
“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 I know why.
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 World which makes theirs a … Continue reading Forest Gumping for Pieta House & Billy’s World (Part 1 of 2)
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 swimmers are braving the elements … Continue reading Being Hit by the High Seas at the Frances Thornton Memorial Swim 2016
Caffeine, my love
Today we part ways
No more will you make my heart beat faster
Speed my chatter
Or make my hands shake…
The constant giddiness is too much for me
The shake in my hands affects my phot-og-ra-phy
And I talk too much anyway
Goodbye, my love
I’ll try to remember…..the good times
***This poem is dedicated to my friend and fellow social scientist Reginald D. Hunter.