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

Tower Slo-Cooker

Tower Slo-Cooker Cookery Book

This is probably an unusual post for a blog about pillion biker experiences….but….as there are also the odd few food posts thrown in, I don’t feel too guilty. A couple of people have emailed me and asked me for a copy of the Slo-Cooker Cookery Book that I had on my old blog. I think they’ve probably been hitting on some old links in Google. … Continue reading Tower Slo-Cooker Cookery Book

The Lazy Bean Cafe, Cahir

The Lazy Bean Café, Cahir

The Lazy Bean Café is one of my favourite local cafés with a great variety of coffees, sandwiches, hot lunches and sweet treats. At lunch time it’s difficult to get a seat with locals and tourists alike crammed into the cosy nook, but call before one o’clock, or after two, and you can not only avail of free parking in the adjacent square for two … Continue reading The Lazy Bean Café, Cahir

Irish Photo Rally 2018 Awards Night

The Irish Photo Rally 2018 awards night took place this year in the Hodson Bay Hotel on Saturday the 2nd of February. This was the first time I’d attended and it was a really well organised, fun evening that would inspire anyone to get involved in this year’s photo rally. It provided a great opportunity for bikers (and pillions) to meet up and enjoy a … Continue reading Irish Photo Rally 2018 Awards Night

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

Biker on The Back in Roscommon

Irish Photo Rally 2018 – Ulster Roadtrip!

Irish Photo Rally 2018 – Nabbing the Northern Points Over 750km, 14 counties, and 9 photo points in a day and a half.  Now that’s what I call a road trip! Here’s our map showing the route we took a few weeks ago taking in the Northern points on the Irish Photo Rally list. We took in points ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’, ‘E’ and ‘F’ on … Continue reading Irish Photo Rally 2018 – Ulster Roadtrip!