View from the back chamber of Creevykeel Court Tomb
A view of the neolithic and megalithic Creevykeel Court Tomb from the back chamber through the stone uprights.
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Creevykeel Court Tomb, Sligo, Ireland
Creevykeel Court Tomb in Sligo, this is a view from inside towards to rear of the tomb and looks out onto the forecourt. It's a neolithic megalithic tomb dating from 4000BC and is an incredible place on the way to Mullaghmore from Sligo.
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Fallow Deer - Phoenix Park
Fallow deer have been present in Phoenix Park since the seventeenth century when they were hunted for sport, the present-day herd is descended from those deer. During the Second World War most of 1,200 herd were killed, just thirty-eight animals remained by 1942. Today almost 200 fawns are born each year.
Summer Flowers - Botanic Gardens
There are several huge greenhouses in the Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin, Dublin. This is from one of them and isolated against a white background. It was taken towards the end of summer.
The Long Room - Trinity College Library
The 65-metre-long (213 ft) main chamber of the Old Library, the Long Room, was built between 1712 and 1732 and houses 200,000 of the Library's oldest books. The Long Room also holds one of the last remaining copies of the 1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic.
The Burren - County Clare
The Burren is a karst landscape in County Clare. Its 250 square kilometres and is surrounded by the villages of Ballyvaughan, Kinvara, Tubber, Corofin, Kilfenora and Lisdoonvarna. The limestone formed as sediments in a tropical sea which covered most of Ireland 350 million years ago. This is a tiny cross section but it's a very beautiful place.
Samuel Beckett Bridge
Samuel Beckett Bridge that links Sir John Rogerson's Quay to North Wall Quay in Dublin. It's built with the same steel as the London Eye and was shipped 628 miles from Rotterdam in 2009, it's in it's element at night when it's lit up, the added light is from a long exposure of cars crossing.
Poolbeg Power Station From Clontarf
A view of the cooling towers at Poolbeg Power station in Ringsend from Clontarf in Dublin. It's often called Pigeon House (Cumhachtstáisiún an Phoill Bhig) after the man who built them . The chimneys are 207 metres high and the tallest structures in Dublin. Opened in 1903 and shut down in 1976 they're an iconic landmark if not a little post apocalyptic looking.
Poolbeg Towers From Sandymount
Looking from Sandymount across to Poolbeg taking in the Sandymount Baths at dusk. The baths were built in 1883 but when Merrion Pier was demolished in 1920 they fell out of use. According to Wikipedia they now "attract antisocial behavior" but they look fantastic all the same.
Peregrine Falcon - Bull Island
Who would have known that the fastest bird on the planet lives on Bull Island in Dublin. It's a Peregrine Falcon and dives towards it's prey at 242 mph, this guy did just that about 10 feet from me which was amazing to see. Strangely they're found all over the world, except for New Zealand!
Hazelwood Crannog - Sligo
These are the remains of a crannog in Hazelwood, Sligo. The lake is Lough Gill and roughly 3,000 years ago a thatched wooden hut would have sat on the artificial island with a walkway connecting it to the mainland. It's one of my favorite places as it's much the same now as it was back then.
Glendalough - Valley Of The Two Lakes
Glendalough or the "Valley Of The Two Lakes" is home to the the oldest medieval monastic settlement in Ireland, founded in the 6th century by a hermit priest called St Kevin. If you're going to be a hermit this is definitely the place to do it!
Culleenamore is a tidal estuary south of Strandhill's main beach in Sligo. It's an oasis of calm with huge sand dunes sheltering it from the Atlantic winds. Low tide exposes sand banks stretching for miles inland and the bay is a natural oyster bed, there are kitchen middens (mounds of oyster shells) along this stretch of coast dating back to prehistory.
Ben Bulben - Sligo
This is Ben Bulben in Sligo, it's name in Irish is "Binn Ghulbain" which literally means Jaw Peak. It started out life under a shallow ocean 320 million years ago and was carved into its current shape by converging glaciers during the last ice age. Its had ancient battles fought on its slopes, Yeats referenced it in his poetry and during WW2 a Boeing Flying Fortress crashed into it. It dominates Sligo and has the most incredible views.
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Breaking Wave Against Mayo Coast, Ireland
I took this on a really stormy day near Downpatrick Head in Mayo, Ireland. The sun was catching the
The Giants Causeway in Northern Ireland - Long Exposure
Long exposure landscape photograph of the Giants Causeway in Northern Ireland. Classed as a UNESCO world heritage site it's a stunning place worth a visit and huge draw for tourism in Northern Ireland. This was taken at sunset when everyone had left for the day leaving just me, the camera and a 60 million year old volcanic plateau!
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The Dark Hedges, Ballymoney, Northern Ireland
This 200 year old avenue of Beech trees just outside of Armoy in Northern Ireland was planted in the 18th century to impress visitors on the run up to the Stuart mansion. The Huffington Post calls it the most mystifyingly cool road ever and I don't think they're wrong, it doesn't matter what time of the day you reach this incredible place it's loaded with character, including it's own ghost story about the Grey Lady who hangs around at Dusk at the last beech tree and a recent claim to fame in the The Game Of Thrones. I'm not the first or last person to photography this beautiful road but I hope i've managed to make my stamp on it.
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Slish Wood Forest Path In Sligo
The forest track that runs through Slish Wood in Sligo, Ireland. On a nice day this place can be very quiet and peaceful, a great spot for midday photography catching light through the trees.
Shipwrecked Eddie's Boat at Magherclogher Beach in Bunbeg, Donegal
Known locally as Eddie's Boat she ran aground on Magherclogher Beach in Bunbeg, Donegal back in the 1970s and has become a tourist attraction since, you can reach it once the tide is out but be fast, it's very shallow and comes back in quickly!
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River Running Through Poison Glen At Foot Of Mount Errigal, Donegal, Ireland
Taken in the Poisoned Glen at the foot of Mount Errigal in the Derryveagh Mountains, it’s the exact opposite of what the name implies. In old Irish it was known as Gleann Nemhe (The Heavenly Glen) but when it was translated to English there was a mix up between Neamh which means heavenly, and Neimhe which means poison and it’s become the victim of confusion. If you ever have a chance to visit you’ll realise how appropriate the original name is, a very beautiful place
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Panoramic Of Strandhill And Culleenamore Sand Dunes, Sligo
Panoramic of Culleenamore and Strandhill Sand Dunes in Sligo. Recent storms and bad weather have undermined the dunes and they're smaller than they used to be, coastal erosion is taking it's toll but the view from the top is spectacular.
Silent Valley Mountains
The Derryveagh Mountains running through the Poisoned Glen in Dunlewy, Donegal, Ireland
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Old Country Road Leading To Mount Errigal In Donegal, Ireland
View of Mount Errigal in the Derryveagh Mountain Range in Donegal. The backroads are beautiful but very bumpy, better suited to mountain biking but the views are incredible. This old country road created the perfect foreground to frame Mount Errigal and the flash of blue sky that appeared overhead.
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Mist Rolling Over The Ox Mountains in Sligo
The Ox Mountains and surrounding countryside during an early morning winter fog in Sligo, Ireland. The sun was lighting up the low fog and creating this beautiful, mystical look across the landscape bringing out some intense greens and yellows.
Eas A Rance Waterfall near Ardara in Donegal, Ireland
Eas A Ranca waterfall on the back road to Granny from Ardara in Donegal. This is almost impossible to find but worth the trip if you have the time, after looking at other photographs of this amazing place i realised i found it on a good day, it's normally a raging torrent of water.
Fallen Tree Reflected In Hazelwood Lake, Sligo, Ireland
Long exposure landscape photograph of a fallen tree at Hazelwood in Sligo. The longer exposure has smoothed the water and helped define the reflections on the surface, it's a great comparison between the incredibly calm lake water and the old gnarled tree.
Country Road To Nowhere
This is the back road to the Carrowkeel Passage Tombs in Sligo, Ireland. The day was terrible with frequent stormy showers and high winds but I manged this shot in between showers during a brief moment of sunshine. I love the dark gloomy effect the sky tries to create and the bright colourful foreground that defies it.
Carin O on Doonaveeragh in Carrowkeel, Sligo
This cairn overlooks a valley dividing it from the other passage tombs but has the most incredible view across lough Arrow. It's a scramble up the sides unless someone has found a less direct route to the top but definitely worth it. It's also the site of an abandoned neolithic village where the tomb builders used to live, an amazing place.
Black And White Long Exposure Of Ballidsare Falls in Sligo
A black and white photograph of Ballisdare Falls which is an amazing place that most people miss as they drive through Ballisdare. However it's a huge draw for fisherman and the place is teeming with wildlife making it a good spot for anyone with a camera aswell!