Tag Archives: Dublin

Irelands Lost Birds

Going back to the recent TallaFest, I had an unexpected opportunity to meet some really stunning birds. I never really had an interest in birds except for the numerous pairs of budgie’s we had as kids, and to be honest … Continue reading

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Tallafest 2015

The family spent the Friday night in Grandads house up in Dublin, as I had an early start on Saturday morning, well not exactly early, but it would have been if I had to drive up to Dublin that morning. … Continue reading

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Nominations Have Begun

Yes its that time of the Year, and the Nominations for this years Blog Awards Ireland have been open since last week. This is the Seventh year running and there should be a great buzz leading up to the finals. … Continue reading

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Blast from the Past……………………

Apologies, but todays planned article has been postponed until tomorrow as I have some news, i would like to share.  I finaly achieved one of my long term goals, well sort of! I got my self into a newspaper and its … Continue reading

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One Thousand & One Years ago

Ok so according to the Christian calendar today is Good Friday. Good Friday is one of those religious holidays observed primarily by Christians to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary in 33AD. Now I know … Continue reading

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Re-work Wednesday 48

This weeks rework comes from a little church and graveyard that i spotted last year on the coast road heading out towards Howth. Located in Kilbarrack, Dublin, it was also known as CillBharrog, the Church of Barrog and was an early christian … Continue reading

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The Casino – Monochrome Madness Challenge

This week’s challenge image was a blast from the past. I had first visited the Casino in July of last year. No it’s not an actual Casino but an 18th century house, built in the neo classical style for the … Continue reading

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A Year Through a Lens – 2015 Epilepsy Ireland Calendar

Back  in August, some might recall I mentioned that the nice folks in the Dublin Photography School were running a Photo-competition for this years charity calender in aid of Epilepsy Ireland. So with a vested interest in helping such a worthy cause, I set … Continue reading

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Re-work Wednesday 45

OMG, It was only when I was thinking about this post that I realized there are only several weeks left till the dreaded big C! I cant believe how fast this year has gone by. For this weeks instalment I … Continue reading

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Digging for Dracula

For my final instalment with a horror theme for this year, I find it quite poignant that my journey ends not only with the Bram Stoker Festival but also with an insight into another’s adventure, in search of the elusive … Continue reading

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