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Category : Event Photography

04 Aug 2016
The wonderful Morbid & Son, which was a performance about a Victorian undertaker family desperate for new business.

Waterford Spraoi – Photos from Waterford Spraoi 2016

The Spraoi festival takes place every year during the August Bank Holiday Weekend in Waterford, Ireland. It is a festival of street performance, music and theatre plus some spectaculars which normally happen at key times in the evening. The Spraoi festival will be 25 years old next year and this 3 day festival culminates in a parade and fireworks display. Below are some photos from this years Spraoi Festival.                  

03 Oct 2015
Irish Balloon Championships 2015 - Waterford Airport

Irish Balloon Championships 2015

The Irish Balloon Championships visited Waterford once again and this year I was hoping to get a few more shots than last year. The event approached with the sad news that there was a possibility that the Discover Waterford hot air balloon flown with pride by Joe Daly would have it’s last outing in our skies due to a lack of funding from our local council. The Discover Waterford hot air balloon has been a common sight across Waterford and South […]

26 Sep 2014
Irish Hot Air Ballooning Championships : Nightglow Waterford 1

Nightglow Waterford : September 26th 2014

As part of the Irish Hot Air Ballooning Championships 2014, several hot air balloons set up on the banks of the River Suir, on the North Wharf, Waterford on 26th September 2014. Originally planned for Tuesday 23rd the postponed event was worth waiting for. Around 9:05pm the hot air balloons were inflated and in sequence with music they had the flames shooting into the night sky, reflecting into the river. Below are 3 quick edits of the evening. Due to […]

23 Sep 2013
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Flightfest Air Show, Dublin 2013

On Sunday 15th September Flightfest in Dublin drew crowds of up to 150,000 who lined the streets from Capel Street bridge to the Point Depot to watch a once-in- a-lifetime, international fly past with over 30 aircraft flying at about 800ft. FlightFest was organised as part of ‘The Gathering Ireland 2013’ and included aircraft such as Boeing 737, B767, ATR 72, Embraer 195, and Airbus 320, 321, 330, A340 and the new Airbus A380. Also the Irish Air Corps and […]

01 Sep 2013
Dog Surfing Tramore

Tramore Dog Surfing – Yes, Dog Surfing!

On Sunday September 1st, Tramore saw a spectacle which I had not seen in Ireland before, Dog Surfing…. Yes, surfing for Dogs. Some of the dogs didn’t seem to like the idea and once on the surf boards decided to abandon ship and swim to shore, while others took to it like a duck dog to water. Crowds had come to Tramore for this well advertising dog surfing event and cheered as each dog made their way to shore on […]

26 Aug 2013
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Tramore Amusements Monster Firework Display 2013

On Sunday 25th August there was a Monster Fireworks display in Tramore, Co. Waterford. I decided to try and get a few shots having not brought the camera to the Spraoi fireworks display. In this post I outline the technique used I used in taking photos of fireworks and also some photos of the Tramore Amusements Monster Firework Display 2013. Firework Photos – Technique For those interested in how I took these fireworks photos, the settings I used were as […]

17 Aug 2011
Fire Blower 1 - Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week – Firebreather

I took this photo of a firebreather at an event in Mount Juliet, Co. Kilkenny. It was my first time using the Canon L Series of Lens (the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L USM Lens to be exact) and I was blown away by the results from that lens. The other thing that blew me away was this firebreather who was in attendance. I spotted the firebreather mid way through his act and had to setup quickly – put the […]

29 Jun 2011
Fireworks at the Tall Ships Race 2011

Tall Ships Race Waterford, Photo Updates from Waterford

During the Waterford Tall Ships Race this page was updated with photos from the Tall Ships events in and around Waterford. There are some images and slideshows of the Tall Ships Race on this page. I went out on on the Tuesday night when a few ships had already docked and I took some shots of the preparations for the Tall Ships Festival. Tuesday Night I was blessed with an amazing sunset, and got some good shots of the plaza […]