Category Archives: Christmas
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.
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.