Tankards town Copper Mine

Old Copper Mine, Waterford

I took this photo of the old copper mine at Tankardstown in County Waterford about six years ago and came across it today on an old external drive that I found lying in a drawer. Apart from the excitement of finding thousands of photos that I thought I’d lost, I was also thrilled to find that I’d the original raw files for many of them. … Continue reading Old Copper Mine, Waterford

Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens

Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens

For years the only Japanese gardens in Ireland that I’ve been familiar with were those in The National Stud in Kildare.  I took my two girls out to them a few times when I was living near Prosperous, and I have lots of photos of us standing on the pretty little red “Bridge of Life” posing in the warm summer sun.   Lafcadio Hearn Japanese … Continue reading Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens

Strancally Castle

Irish Photo Rally 2018 – 17 Strancally Castle

So I finally got to test the jacket and trousers in wet weather this weekend.  Yesterday (Sunday) we started out for a spin in warm but dull conditions to head over the hills to Lismore.  From the village of Ardfinnan we could see the Knockmealdowns enveloped in thick cloud and, as we ascended, we noticed the air becoming cooler and a few droplets of rain … Continue reading Irish Photo Rally 2018 – 17 Strancally Castle

Ireland BikeFest Killarney 2018

One of the highlights of this year for me was getting a glimpse of the Ireland Bikefest in Killarney on the June bank holiday weekend.  Not only did I get to see some amazing customised bikes, but I also got to take part in my first rideout parade.  In aid of Muscular Dystrophy Ireland (MDI), it was a really enjoyable experience with bikes (and bikers) … Continue reading Ireland BikeFest Killarney 2018