Archive for: Ireland

  • Beauty of Swans

    Beauty of Swans

    During a recent visit to Naas I went for a walk around the lakes near the hospital, and although I lived in Naas for some time, this is an area I had never visited. The swans had their young nearby, still fluffy and probably only a few weeks old. There was also some activity amongst […]

  • Tramore Dog Surfing – Yes, Dog Surfing!

    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 […]

  • Woodstown Beach, Co. Waterford – Sunset : 19/Project52

    Woodstown Beach, Co. Waterford – Sunset : 19/Project52

    Eventually got the camera out and with some nice weather over the weekend I saw this during a walk on Woodstown beach as the sun was setting. I liked the reflection of the sun on the wet sand. The tide had made the sand quite reflective and I just liked the overall effect. Not the […]

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  • Waterford Photo on 3e Weather Forecast

    Waterford Photo on 3e Weather Forecast

    One of my photos, “Sunrise over Waterford City” will be shown on the 3e weather forecast on Friday 20th April at 6:28pm. The photo which I took from the bridge in Waterford is shown below. It is part of the LoveWaterford week on the 3e Weather forecast. A big thanks to everyone who, via my […]

  • Kinsale, Co. Cork – 14/Project 52

    Kinsale, Co. Cork – 14/Project 52

    As it happened I ended up back in Cork for the second week running, having been in Cobh last week, this week I was near Cork Airport. So I decided to scout around for some locations, and thanks to a tip off from Twitter via my @shanesphoto account, I headed to Kinsale and later to […]

  • Compare My Meerkat – 12/Project 52

    Compare My Meerkat – 12/Project 52

    Are you looking for cheap car inshooooraance? If so, don’t ask this little furry guy as he has no idea what 3rd party fire and theft is. This is one of the Meerkat’s in Fota Wildlife Park near Cobh, in Co. Cork. The new compound for the Meerkats is just inside the gates so you […]

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  • Grey Heron at Cahir, Co. Tipperary : 11/Project 52

    Grey Heron at Cahir, Co. Tipperary : 11/Project 52

    I came across this grey heron totally by accident in Cahir, Co. Tipperary ; it was standing in the weir just opposite Cahir Castle. Over a period of about 5 minutes this heron did not move, apart from tipping the flowing water with its’ right foot. I used the Canon 75-300 and upped the ISO […]

  • Nibbling Squirrel – 10/Project 52

    Nibbling Squirrel – 10/Project 52

    This photo for last weeks Project 52 entry, a bit late posting it but better late than never.  This weeks photo is yet another squirrel (a different one note) but this time its nibbling on some leaves and it was quite an interesting shoot. I saw the squirrel from a distance, its back to me, […]

  • Grey Squirrel with a Red Head – 7/Project 52

    Grey Squirrel with a Red Head – 7/Project 52

    In the grounds of Kilkenny Castle there are many areas where you can catch a glimpse of some amazing wildlife, from ducks, geese, swans, and many other types of small woodland birds to squirrels and even on a rare occasion badgers (according to the signs in the grounds of the Castle). On Friday I was […]

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