Its the Final Countdown……………………

Ruinhunter collage (640x512)Some of you will already know, but this blog ihas been nominated for and made it into  the shortlist for not one, but two categories in this years Irish Blog Awards. And I am absolutley over the moon. I had never been one for allocades and awards, and was just happy that someone else enjoyed my mix of images and history.. But I must admit, it feels pretty damn good to recieve such regognition. There have been many great blogs nominated this year, some of which I though where much more deserving than mine, so I am deeply honored to have made it to this stage.

Yesterday voting was opened to the public, these public votes will represent 30% of overall score for this round of judging. Voting is open until the 21st September and the finalists will be announced soon after. So I am currently in two categories this year. Best Arts and Culture Blog & Best Photography Blog. It would really mean alot to me if the Ruinhunter made it into the finals, so you would like to help make this happen, here is what you can do.

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By clicking one of the above links you will be able to vote for a number of different blogs on the shortlist for that category. Its as simple as that. I wont start working on my acceptance speech just yet, but I would like to thank each and every one of you whom have supported this blog over the past few years, every like, comment, pm, follow means a lot and has kept me going even through the difficult times 🙂

Go raibh maith agaibh


About edmooneyphotography

Photographer, Blogger, Ruinhunter, with an unhealthy obsession for history, mythology and the arcane.
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92 Responses to Its the Final Countdown……………………

  1. Done, Ed! Good luck. Except maybe more luck to you in Best Photo Blog than in Art & Culture. Because we’re competing with each other in Art & Culture, and it could get ugly. I’m not a pretty crier. 😉

  2. ksbeth says:

    and, done. best of luck ed, and congrats on your nomination – beth

  3. oglach says:

    Reblogged this on Na trioblóidí and commented:
    Read it, look at it, vote for it.

  4. Ali Isaac says:

    Congratulations Ed, you deserve to win and I am voting for you!

  5. Ali Isaac says:

    Reblogged this on and commented:
    Ed does an amazing job of recording whats left of our our ancient sites for posterity before they crumble into oblivion. His photography is just stunning. Not surprisingly, he has been shortlisted in two categories of the Irish Blog Awards. Please follow the links and vote for him. I cant think of a more deserving winner.

  6. WDC says:

    Voted. Good luck.

  7. Voted for you on both, Ed. Congratulations again on the nomination. You deserve to win them both.

  8. Good luck, and congrats for getting so far! I tried to vote via my phone, but I’m not sure if I did it right? You’ll have to let me know – if not, I’ll retry!

    • No worries Amanda, I cant see the voting, but really appreciate the support 🙂

      • I filled in the correct fields, but it didn’t​ tell me if it had gone through or not? Hopefully, it did. You’re very welcome. The best of luck. I adore your photography and hope you make it! 🙂

        • To kind, hey I run a weekly history challenge each Wednesday, just saw that you like photography. Be great if you waanted to join in some time 🙂

          • I would love to, but my lens is broken at the moment *sad face* So until then, I can’t take photographs. Hoping to get it fixed in the next few months, though, so I’ll let you know then. 🙂

            • No worries, I got a similar issue, the shutter mechanism in mine keeps seizing, fingers crossed we are both back in action soon 🙂

              • Sounds similar to the issue I am having – although the mechanism isn’t working at all on mine, and it needs to be replaced completely. It’s not cheap either *Long sigh* I really miss taking snaps, though, so hopefully I can get it fixed sooner rather than later.

                • Im reduced to using a little Nikon Point and Shoot just to keep away the withdrawl symptoms 🙂

                  • I only have my iPhone which takes really bad pictures! How do you rate the Nikon point and shoots?

                    • Look, a camera is a camera is a camera, its nothing to do with price or any of that, its how you use it. I have posted images on my blog, taken on a HTC and nobody was any the wiser. Although I hate Iphones, they do have a very good camera. You get used to messing with the settings and editing and you will be flying.
                      In answer to your question, Yes is like Nikon, but that may be bias. There is little betweeen all the big btrands now, Nikon, Canon, Sony etc. The only difference is the sensor, build quality and F stop capability on the Lense.
                      A good Point n Shoot would set you back a few hundred euro maybe, but you could get a good entry level DSLR which would be the better option in my opinion.
                      It all comes down to your own preference and buget at the end of the day 🙂

                    • I think I’ll just hang fire and wait until I get a new lens. The iPhone is terrible but it does the job in far as taking every day photos! Thanks for the advice! I appreciate it. And the best of luck to you.

  9. Just voted for you in both places Ed, wish you all good luck, you deserve to win 😀

  10. Done and done. I voted for you in both categories… because you totally deserve the attention and the recognition. You have earned it the right way: through hard work and thought, and not bullsh*t attention seeking, like 98% of Youtube.

  11. John says:

    Congratulations Ed, you certainly deserve this!! I voted! 🙂

  12. hailhop22 says:

    Voted, good luck and congrats!

  13. seaangel4444 says:

    Hi Ed! I voted! And you know we are all rooting for you! I know I’ve said it before, but I will say it again; your work it outstanding! Love, love, love your photography! Brilliant! Cher xo

  14. Debunker says:

    Ádh mór, a chara! Tá sé tuillte agat! 🙂

  15. willowdot21 says:

    Good luck rooting for you !

  16. socialbridge says:

    Done! All the very best. You truly deserve it.

  17. aidymcglynn says:

    Well done Ed. Well deserved for an excellent blog. Votes cast in both categories – good luck!

  18. noelleg44 says:

    Done and done, Ed. Congratulations!!

  19. Best of luck Ed, I’ve done my bit so let’s hope everyone else see’s sense and does likewise!

  20. beetleypete says:

    Voted for you in the photo blog, and Cathy in the other one. Done!
    Best wishes, Pete.

  21. Hello Ed,

    Thank you for checking in this week on my blog.

    Congrats on being nominated for blog of the year! Right on. 😉
    When do you find out?


  22. unironedman says:

    Jaysus I must be a bit thick, but I can’t find a link to vote for you! The links here seem to be down, and the official website makes me want to kick a cat it’s so annoying (and I generally don’t kick cats, just for the record…) Got a URL I could use? Help a brother!

  23. Anne Sandler says:

    Hi Ed, I tried to vote on either blog choice, but the voting is closed. Will they reopen it? If so please let us know. Congratulations and good luck.

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