Tag Archives: Cork

The very very late bird

I am working nights so I am just on my way home when the sun starts coming up. Just before my last turn there is this view of the whole city of Cork but because it is Ireland it took me several days to catch the moment with clouds covering the sunrise.cork2

I heard about the photography club F22 who only shots with aperture set to 22 so that is what I went for as well.

response to the weekly photo challenge Early bird

Daily prompt : Natural World – “OLD HEAD”

Describe your first memorable experience exploring and spending time in nature. Were you in awe? Or were you not impressed? Would you rather spend time in the forest or the city?

Photographers, artists, and poets: show us NATURE.

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I would like to share with you my favorite place in Cork, Ireland. It is called Old Head and it is roughly 10km from Kinsale. I would consider myself a typical city boy, but this place could turn me over.

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Especially when the weather is nice, which isn’t very often in Ireland, this place is just magical. You want to just sit down and write poems. It is absolutely peaceful and it is not well known by tourists so most of the time there aren’t any other people. This is why I prefer it to the much more famous Cliffs of Moher. And it is only half hour drive from the city which isn’t something you would do every day but every time I get a chance I will drive up here. Every time someone comes to visit Ireland(friends, family or couchsurfers) this is one place I definitely take them and enjoy their awe.

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My mother and my cousin came to visit Ireland for the first time ever(I live in ireland for 6 years now) so naturally I took them to old Head.     IMG_3130IMG_3138

Here is my sister taking picture of our mother, but she has  fear of heights not when she is close only when me or my sister are. Not sure what that phobia is called. So my cousin had to hold my sister to stop her panic attack.

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And here is me – old man and the sea.

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There is a great restaurant on the bottom of the cliffs called the “Speckled Door”. I brought so many people here and recommended it to so many others I should be getting free meals there. You should try the oysters, they  are delicious . And the view is amazing as well.

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And roughly five minutes walk from there is Garretstown Beach. Or G-Town how the locals call it. It is popular for surfers, you can even hire a lesson there with all the equipment provided.

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So if you ever visit Ireland let me know I will use you as an excuse to come here again…