Few cars on the quiet street do pass up and down
On a cold Winter night in old Millstreet Town
The pub doors are locked not a human in sight
On what is a typical January weekday night
On one of the moonlit trees in the Town Park nearby
The silence is pierced by a barn owl’s shrill cry
In the depths of Winter and Spring nowhere near
For it and it’s kind a hungry time of year
In the moonlit sky quite a beautiful sight
Myriads and myriads of stars twinkling bright
The cold chill of frost in the freshening breeze
In weather temperatures below zero degrees
Cork-based archaeologist Enda O’Flahety documents what remains of the desolate buildings in a photography project aimed at capturing the long decline of rural Ireland.
O’Flaherty began the project last year after coming upon an abandoned schoolhouse during a work field trip and realising that few modern visual records of such buildings exist.
Recently he featured the old Cloghoula National School. There is a good description of the architectural features of the school, as well as a number of photos. The article can be seen here (or just click on the photo below)
Last week I was browsing photos from the (now) high resolution Lawrence Collection and I was wondering about the identity of a man who appears in one photo outside the front door of Millstreet Church in the early 1900’s (soon after the death of Canon Griffin in 1899, and before his headstone was erected):
… then I noticed that he’s also in the Lawrence photo of the Presbtry: … continue reading the full article “Jack the Clerk”
We don’t think anyone noticed the bicycle previously. Thanks to Mary for pointing it out.
Another interesting detail which can be seen in the full photo (again when you zoom in) are the rosary beads hanging on the railings and gates on the left and right of the entrance from the street.
The full photo can be seen on the NLI website here.
The grave in front of the door was that of Canon Griffin who died on 22nd February 1899. It was relocated to the right as you enter the church yard when the church was rebuilt in the early 1930s. … continue reading the full article “Bicycle in the Porch”
Geraldine who is a very keen photographer was thrilled with her win: “I’ve always been interested in horses, I’ve worked with them for years, she says. “I was wandering around, taking photographs, and I just happened to be in the right place at the right time. I was lucky the camera was on auto focus and I had a fast lens because I only had seconds to take that photo. I’m thrilled to have been a finalist.”
She is pictured (right) with her daugter Sarah at the presentation in the Irish Examiner offices (picture thanks to the Irish Examiner).
With the current good weather, work has continued with the construction of the abutments for the new bridge over the Blackwater at the Boeing which is part of the Breifne Beara Way. Click on the photos below to see larger photos, which are thanks to Michelle, or click here to see all photos of the construction so far.
On Wednesday morning, keen photographer Aleksandra Cashman was on TV3’s Ireland AM Camera Club Final for September, with presenter Mark Cagney and competition judge Jenny McCarthy. Her photo (above) was of her daughter Julia telling her mum to Ssssshhhhh as she tried to put her baby doll to sleep in her buggy. In any event it was won by a beautiful photo of a horse with it’s head in a bedroom window having it’s nose rubbed by a little girl, but Ola was delighted to be there in any case. See the video on the TV3 Player.
Well done to Geraldine Dennehy whose photo (right) was was chosen among the TV3 Camera Club Top Picks of the day for Friday, 18th September.
Click the photo (right) to see this and the other photos.
In the last few months Ann Lane has begun to publish articles on her travels and journeys around the world. She has writel travel articles in the past and has always had her camera at the ready.
They are all very interesting articles, and they can be seen at http://www.newirishwriting.com/category/ann-lane/.
Ann’s latest book titled “The Moment and the Day: Archives and Anecdotes” was released in May 2014, and is a photographic collection of photos of people from her travels from the last 50 years who, at one time or another, were prominently involved in the history of that era or event.
She is pictured (right) with Cork Rose Aoife Murphy from Mallow, and Gillian’s two daughters.
See the photos from Charleville Show here.
Great views from Gurrane last Wednesday by Tom of TMC Photography.
In the main photo are K&L Sheds, Mount Leader, Gneeves Windfarm, and Mullaghanish (front to back); bottom left photo: The two paps (or the Paps of Anu); and bottom right photo is the Eagles Nest, Kilcorney.
Speaking of being on the top mountains, the annual Clara Mountain Run is on tomorrow (Sunday) evening at 7pm starting at the West End. The race is open to all, and full race details are on IMRA.ie
The Spring equinox (12 hours of day, 12 hours of night) taken over Deep Creek in South West Florida USA happened on March 20th. Thanks to Con Collins formally of Cockhill, Millstreet, and now living in Southwest Florida who sent us the two above photos of the sun at that time.
It certainly was a day of celestial happenings as it … continue reading the full article “Spring Equinox by Con Collins”
Sheila, Gillian and Mairead of Reen’s Pharmacy Millstreet. Photos by TMC Photography
The Convent Plot at Drishane Cemetery is the final resting place of the Nuns of Drishane, The Sisters of the Infant Jesus.
Thanks to Tom for these photos. Full resolution photos on his TMC Photography website
Photos from 11:30am mass yesterday morning (the feast day of St.Bridget) at St.Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Photos by Tom from TMC Photography (tmcphotographycork.squarespace.com)
Thanks to those that sent us these photos of the snow scenes and fun in the snow this morning: from Alan (taken from the Deer Park, above St.Mary’s Cemetery); from Michelle (playing in the snow before school this morning), from Tom from TMC Photography (of Millstreet Hospital, and Clara mountain, taken from the Killarney Rd), and from Áine (of Lackabane and the Nun’s Wood).
Soccer in the Snow … as you do! Taken by Tom from TMC Photography this evening at the Astro Pitch in Millstreet Town Park (13th Jan 2015)
This evening’s sunset and moon pictured from Dromtariffe – by TMC Photography
It was a beautiful sunset, and it seemed like we already have a stretch in the evenings, but in reality we’ve only gained six minutes from the … continue reading the full article “Sunset & Moon from Dromtariffe”
Thanks to Tom from TMC Photography who sent us these nice photos of Christmas lights and light trails in Millstreet last night, the longest night of the year
The first snows arrived about 6:30 on Thursday morning. There wasn’t much in town, but there was a nice bit on the hills. One of our braver readers made a snowman and took some nice photos in the morning sunshine on his way to work at the top of Togher. Click the images for full size
… continue reading the full article “First Snowman of the Winter !”
Tom from TMC Photography has kindly sent us a few photos he took this evening of the emerging Christmas scenes in Millstreet. Above are some from O’Flynn Medical, Tony’s Butchers, and the Clara Inn (click the photos to see them full size). He has lots more from around town in his online album “Christmas Series 2014“.