For those of us who were lucky enough to grow up in the Rathcoole, Saggart and Newcastle area of county Dublin, you will know it as the “Old Library”.The scene itself goes back to the “Big Snow” of January 1982 when Rathcoole was cut off for a week from the rest of the world…..well, at least Dublin ..
This is a print of an original painting of two old boats at low tide in Ballyhack, Co. Wexford. I was sitting outside Walter Byrnes pub one beautiful Summers evening enjoying a pint, when I glanced around the tiny little harbour that lies just across the road. The tide was out and these two little b..
Situated at the very top of the Hook Peninsula in Wexford is the beautiful village of Arthurstown. Primarily an old fishing village it consists of a beautiful harbour, a number of old fisherman's cottages and a single main street with the Kings Bay Inn, which has recently been tenderly restored to i..
Christmas Wishes - The Owl and The Pussycat.This is a fantastic little toy shop that is situated in the very quaint and historical town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada. Its old world charm is as a result of this town being the original English capital of Canada and was originally built in th..
The Fusiliers Arch stands at the entrance to St. Stephens Green in the very heart of Dublin City. It was erected in 1907 to commemorate the Irish soldiers who fought and died for the British army in South Africa during the Boer War. The names of every soldier is inscribed in the ceiling of the ..
Within a two minute walk of the bustling main street of Naas, Co Kildare
lies a spur from the Grand Canal that extends right through the length
of the town. This part of the canal was originally built to transport
grain from the Odlum's mill in Sallins, to the Guinness brewery in
Dublin. It ..
A Safe HavenThis picture is from the beautiful small fishing harbour of Fethard-on-Sea in County Wexford. This harbour was built during the 1840/50's as part of a relief project to help local people during the potatoe famine in Ireland and although it is now over 160 years old it is still an active ..
The Flowers Sellers, Grafton Street, Dublin.This lady is probably one of the most recognizable icons of Dublin city. She sits everyday at the top of Grafton Street at the junction with Harry Street, selling bouquets of flowers of all colours and origins. From Hydrangea's to roses, daffodils to Lilli..
The Ha'penny Bridge and Liberty Hall.Liberty Hall is probably my favorite "ugly" building in the world....its is dated, its not particularly attractive, it's not even a great architectural design with its zig zag roof that looks reminiscent of a straw hat. But what it is....its been part of the Dubl..
Located off the south west coast of Cobh, County Cork, Fastnet Rock is the furthest point south in Ireland. In fact, it was the very last part of Ireland that Irish emigrants, fleeing the great potato famine of 1845, ever saw of their home and earned itself the nickname "Irelands Teardrop". Even wri..