Cullenstown Strand

I am back home again this weekend. I woke up early on Saturday and Dad, the other early riser, and myself decided to go for a walk.

Cullenstown Strand is a short drive from our house and it’s a small beach, but just about the right size for Dad at the moment as he builds his health and fitness back up following major heart surgery recently.

He has been doing really well and walking a little bit more every day, but as he said himself, has been getting fairly fed up of laps of the house!

Well, he couldn’t have wished for a better change of scenery, as Saturday was absolutely and unexpectedly beautiful. The sun was splitting the stones in Wexford and as we arrived at Cullenstown we could have been somewhere on the Indian Ocean, not the Atlantic, in Ireland, in October…

Posted on October 7, 2012, in Nature, Photography, Wexford and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 102 Comments.

  1. Truly beautiful shots, Conor! I felt like I was transported for a little while. Just beautiful!

  2. Beautiful colors and light. Great shots!

  3. maireadhennessy

    Beautiful is the most apt word for these photographs. Really beautiful.

  4. The rock photos have gorgeous textures. LOVE.

  5. wow…wow…my camera wants to see that place, too

  6. laura@eljaygee

    very therapeutic – the light on the water and the beauty of your shots. I’m sure your Dad felt it too.

  7. Great photos Conor. Great to hear that your dad in on the mend. Can beat a good dose of fresh sea air. Up the Deise !

  8. Conor, it’s cloudy where I am right now…this was a beautiful escape! Lovely photos…

  9. Great shots,thanks for drawing my attention to your blog πŸ™‚

  10. Beautiful photography sir. You can see the marks of Glaciation in the rock formations there too, as here in the Canadian Shield and Michigan. Appreciate the wonderful photos. May your father be well. πŸ™‚

  11. Damn, I wanted to visit Ireland anyway: If I’d known that you’d have this kind of weather during my fall holidays, I would have booked a flight for now. πŸ˜‰

  12. Absolutely lovely there! And I too liked the rock formations and their timelines/markings.

  13. Terrific shots! What a great walk you two had with great pics to show it off! πŸ™‚

  14. Amazingly beautiful! Wish there was a place like that near my place; could find total rest there, it seems.
    But I wish you all the best for your dad. I hope each day he will feel a little better.


  15. Hope your Dad is doing better. I’m a paramedic, so see all sorts of stuff. Best wishes to him, and lovely photos as usual!

  16. What a stunning collection, Conor, full of life and freshness.

  17. Northern Narratives

    Totally beautiful and speedy recovery for your Dad.

  18. Breathtaking.

  19. What a great collection of photos, loved the blueeeeeeeee sky πŸ™‚

  20. Whoa. Gorgeous indeed. And you live here?!

  21. Perfect example of the diverse beauty of Ireland! Never ceases to amaze me πŸ™‚

  22. ‘we could have been somewhere on the Indian Ocean, not the Atlantic, in Ireland, in October…’ Firstly Conor, once again some stunning images and secondly, if you had not have said the above I would have thought that image was taken on my home soil; Queensland Sunshine Coast. That image looks just like Mudjimba Beach, a few K’s from where I live. Once again, great images :- )

  23. Everyone has already said it, but I will say it again, great photos the colours are amazing.

  24. Now if that doesn’t aid recovery, I don’t know what will πŸ˜‰ Beautiful shots.

  25. I like the contrast

  26. Conor, first of all your pictures are fantastic and secondly….they got me really teary for some reason. There was something in these, may be your being with your Dad, that came through to me especially the last one. Thank you for taking us on a walk with you two.

    • Thanks very much for your kind words. I’m glad tyou enjoyed them and that they evoked something in you. That is my Dad in the last photo by the way, surveying the scenery πŸ™‚

  27. settleandchase

    Conor, my Dad also had major heart surgery two weeks ago..We are doing the same things..I wish your Dad a swift and peaceful recovery – I know how hard it is, they will get through! These look like beautiful places to rest and recuperate..

  28. Wow. These are really beautiful. I love the color. Congratulations.

  29. Absolutely stunning shots!

  30. Really enjoyed these! Fresh and full of energy. I love the first picture, that light on the water it’s absolutely amazing!

  31. This is BLUE! and oh. my. god. so beautiful!

  32. These are absolutely fantastic!! I love photos of rocks, and you captured the beauty of their textures and striations perfectly. The vivid hues throughout the series were inspiring as is your story. Thank you for sharing!

  33. WEXFORD. My boyfriend’s and my summer spot. Definitely the best beaches in Ireland.

    • I think so too. We grew up near loads of great little ones. Though my absolute favourite is Curracloe, which is not near us at all! Always worth the drive though πŸ™‚

  34. Great photographs, thank you for sharing them with us. Molly Malone must have been written after seeing this cottage. πŸ™‚

  35. Really liked the fly on the flower!

  36. Whoa, the colours and the compositions are absolutely stunning! Very dreamy πŸ™‚ You’re a fantastic photographer. I may be going on an Ireland adventure soon, and these images are making me look forward to it *even more*! Also, I nominated you for some blog awards:

  37. Stunning Pictures, you capture the textures in the rocks so well!! x

  38. bet this was greatly uplifting for your dad – made my spirit soar just through the pics

  39. Beautiful images Conor, my dad was Irish he died this year Feb and 2 of my brothers and my son are currently living in Ireland, I left many years ago with my mother. I still miss it, your images and stories help fill the gap, thanks.

  40. You know, I like taking photos, but I am not a photographer. You are, and these are incredible!

  41. there is nothing better than early mornings and dads (and a good camera)

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