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Fri, 11 April 2014 Cúirt Labs – the shout-out

The Cúirt International Festival of Literature is in full swing in Galway at the moment, and the city is abuzz with theatre, poetry, art exhibitions, literary discussions, workshops, and readings.
The Cúirt Labs are the part of the programme directly targeted at a younger audience, which will take place in the Galway Arts Centre, 47 [...]

Fri, 21 February 2014 Coole under water

I’ve made mention a few times of the flooding in the West of Ireland this winter, but it’s pretty hard to describe how bad it’s been (although, not quite on the same scale as Somerset in England).
I visit Coole Park in Co. Galway quite regularly, and over the past two months more and more of [...]

Wed, 19 February 2014 picture palace

Here’s a photo I took on Saturday in Galway of the newly-constructed Picture Palace in the city centre.
It’s a three-screen art cinema, that will also have a café, bar, film/art book and dvd shop, and an online film archive facility.
This has been a long, much-anticipated project, and is the perfect fit for a bohemian city [...]

Fri, 03 January 2014 control, an illusion

Life is unpredictable. Just when you think you’ve got a grip on how to endure its fickle moods it decides to remind you what a beast it can be.
Often, it just has to gesture to Nature to pull up alongside you in its blundering tank, and direct it right across your path.

This rather picturesque scene [...]

Wed, 19 June 2013 winged beauties

Summer is in full bloom, and on my daily walks – irrespective of the weather – the leaves and shrubs are bursting with life.
One afternoon I was escorted through the woods by a constant display of Cabbage White butterflies engaged in aerial manoeuvres. They’re very hard to catch on camera, as they have a jagged, [...]

Fri, 19 April 2013 forest moods

I walk in the woods and forests in my area regularly. I’m always struck by the different atmosphere in them depending on the weather, the season, and the varieties of trees. They also contain pockets of strangeness. All is friendly and light at first, and suddenly you walk into a watchful area, where footfalls are [...]

Mon, 15 April 2013 a new camera

I got a little extra money recently so I decided to splash out on a new compact camera on Saturday. I purchased a Canon Ixus 510 HS. It’s small, glossy black, and has a touchscreen, so it’s been fun to try it out.

This was my first photo. A close up of the action figure Trinity [...]

Thu, 11 April 2013 eat your veggies

I’ve been a vegetarian now for about sixteen years, and for many of them I’ve not been a fan of salads.
That’s because what constitutes a salad in a restaurant used to be browning iceberg lettuce (flavourless), chunks of raw onion (not a fan), tomato, and if you were lucky, cucumber.
Yet, recently I’ve been converted [...]

Mon, 08 April 2013 Saturday in Galway

I’m usually in Galway city on a Saturday morning, where I visit the main Galway Market by St. Nicholas’ Church, and pick up food and veg.
On my way down Shop Street this weekend I spotted this cheerful chap with an impressive beard, and his troop of dancing flowers which he keep in good spirits with [...]

Tue, 01 January 2013 well heeled

Welcome 2013!
It struck me lately that I’ve nearly 2,000 images on Flickr, and they could be put to good use – such as generating blog posts.
I signed up to Flickr in 2006 and I’ve been adding photographs and artwork there on a regular basis. It represents a tiny fraction of the images I’ve shot over [...]

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