Blacksmith, Coolagown

Irish Photo Rally 2019 – Blacksmith, Coolagown

18. Cork – Blacksmith, Coolagown – 7km E of Fermoy 52.1203, -8.18933 Coolagown (or Cúil na Ghabhann as Gaeilge) means the Nook of the Blacksmith, and indeed it once was with three blacksmiths working in the village in close proximity to each other. The Tidy Towns committee must work extremely hard here as it’s obvious driving through it that it’s a gold medal village. There … Continue reading Irish Photo Rally 2019 – Blacksmith, Coolagown

Mick the Miller Statue, Killeigh

Irish Photo Rally 2019 – Mick the Miller, Killeigh

13. Mick The Miller – Killeigh; 8 km SE of Tullamore 53.21403, -7.45129 Wait! What? Master McGrath isn’t the most famous greyhound of all time. Mick the Miller is, or so the website of MicktheMiller.com claims. As was the case with Master McGrath, Mick the Miller was also the runt of the litter and went on to win the English Derby in 1929 and 1930 … Continue reading Irish Photo Rally 2019 – Mick the Miller, Killeigh

Vulcan Sculpture, Stoneville Forge, Rathkeale, Co. Limerick

Vulcan Sculpture, Stoneville Forge

15. Limerick – Vulcan Sculpture, Stoneville Forge – 2km NW of Rathkeale 52.54198, -8.96261 Our ‘spur of the moment’ route last Sunday took us on a 271km loop and took in four photo points, the most unusual one (in my opinion) being the Vulcan Sculpture on the old forge ruin in Stoneville (an area previously known as Farranree) outside Ratheale in Limerick. Approaching from the … Continue reading Vulcan Sculpture, Stoneville Forge

Brawlers Family Blacksmith

Irish Photo Rally 2019 – Brawder’s Family Blacksmith, Tullahought

12. Carlow/Kilkenny Brawder’s Family Blacksmith – 9 km NE of Carrick-on-Suir 52.42154600° -7.36261300° Finally we made a start on the 2019 Irish Photo Rally points. A spur of the moment decision one weekend a couple of weeks ago meant we crossed No. 12 – Brawder’s Family Blacksmith – off the list. One of the best things about the Irish Photo Rally is that it brings you … Continue reading Irish Photo Rally 2019 – Brawder’s Family Blacksmith, Tullahought