Saltee Islands

Every year I visit the Saltee Islands, off the coast of Wexford, yesterday was my first visit for this year. It is an absolute treat to spend the day on this Island, listening to the sea and the birds calling to each other. It is possible that you will find one person asleep at some …

Powerscourt Waterfall

I brought my small camera to Powerscourt Waterfall today, there was a haze in the area due to all the people that were hosting barbecues. We have not had a huge amount of rain recently, which lead to incredibly low water levels. This area is really beautiful and a place that I frequently return too. …

Burtown House

A few weeks ago a friend and I went to Burtown House, it was our second attempt. Last year we drove in the back entrance and very nearly crashed a Wedding. Whoops! This year, we went when it was actually open to the public! We had a lovely lunch in the fantastic restaurant there and …

Altamont Gardens

Altamont Gardens is located in Tullow, Co. Carlow, it has one of the largest collections of Snowdrops in Ireland. A group of members from Offshoot Photographic Society visited in mid-February in order to take photos of the Snowdrops as well as other signs of Spring. This was my first visit to Altamont Gardens, I found …

Guinness Storehouse

These are photos that I took at the Guinness Storehouse, during an outing with Offshoot Photography Society. This is the most popular tourist attraction in Dublin, and someplace that I have been meaning to visit for years. I really enjoyed my visit, and I will return in the future.┬áThank you to Mike in Offshoot who …

Train Trip West

I took a Railtours trip to Limerick, Clare and Galway last week. We stopped at Bunratty Castle, The Burren and The Cliffs of Moher. The day started by gathering at Heuston Station where we met one of our guide's for the day and then we were on our way. When we got off the train, …

Fota Wildlife Park

A trip to Fota Wildlife Park in Cork is always pleasure. Fota is two and a half hour drive from our house through some varied landscape, including the flat area around the Curragh and the Galtee range of mountains in Tipperary. For this trip I brought my Lumix LX100, as I was with a non …