Category Archives: Christmas

Christmas Day in Cullenstown

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So we decided to ward off Christmas cabin fever by getting out for a couple of hours earlier.

My brothers Declan and Pádaí, our friend Anthony and I headed for the nearby Cullenstown Strand.

It was a beautiful, clear day, with the clouds and inevitable rain only closing in just as we left.

The lads mostly played hurling and I mostly took photographs during the preceding two hours or so.

Anthony, for an Aussie who has never played hurling before, proved a natural.

The exercise and sea air primed use well for a delicious Christmas dinner back in the Cullen household.

Anthony, Declan and Pádaí

Anthony, Declan and Pádaí

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I'm not the only one who takes photos around here - Anthony in action!

I’m not the only one who takes photos around here – Anthony in action!

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Merchant’s Arch and Temple Bar

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Christmas Lights, Camera, Action…

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I was on my way to French class last night when the urge to reach for the camera became irresistible.

The combination of a crisp, clear (and very cold!) night, a full moon and the new Christmas lights adorning the city centre proved too much of a temptation for this weak-willed lover of shiny things!

I didn’t have much time to spare due to the aforementioned class, but I managed to take a couple of photos of Henry Street – from the Capel Street and O’Connell Street ends – before I had to make a break for the Alliance Française.

Then, on my walk back after class, I took some photos on Grafton Street and a few more at Johnson’s Court, where the lights covering this narrow lane way proved particularly appealing to me.

I hope to get out for a proper photographic tour of the city centre and its many Christmas lights and decorations soon, but for now here are last night’s three brief stops.

Henry Street

Grafton Street

Johnson’s Court

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