Category Archives: Dublin

Howth Head in detail

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St Anne’s Park Rose Garden

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Skerries

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We took a quick spin to Skerries yesterday afternoon as it’s where the owner of the ear pictured above will be spending her working week.

And what’s a reconnaissance mission without a few photos?

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A Good Good Friday

Flying a kite at Bull Island

Flying a kite at Bull Island

So, with city centre cabin fever setting in, Laura and I travelled the very short distance to one of Dublin’s gems, Bull Island, yesterday, Good Friday.

It was very cold, as it has been lately, with a biting wind, but the sun was shining and the fresh, sea air was heaven-sent.

Afterwards, we stopped in across the road (almost literally) to the beautiful and somewhat underrated St Anne’s Park for a short while.

The photos aren’t great, but it was nice to get the camera back in my hands again, it has been all-too-rare lately.

But, we get an extra hour this weekend and – even though it doesn’t feel like it in this unseasonably cold weather – summer is coming.

I feel a photo-revival coming on!

The smokestacks seen from one of the bathing shelters on Bull Island

The smokestacks seen from one of the bathing shelters on Bull Island

Bull Island's Realt na Mara (Star of the Sea) statue

Bull Island’s Realt na Mara (Star of the Sea) statue

Laura

Laura at the end of the North Bull Wall

The Telegraph Car sign...

The Telegraph Car post on Bull Island…

... and a close up

… and a close up

One of the bathing shelters on Bull Island. There actually was a lady using this. She was suffering the icy waters in the hope it would help with a persistent running injury. However, while the "Gents" and "Ladies" shelters remain, the segregation doesn't.

One of the bathing shelters on Bull Island. There actually was a lady using this! She was suffering the icy waters in the hope it would help with a persistent running injury. However, while the “Gents” and “Ladies” shelters remain, the segregation doesn’t!

Laura

Laura, with Dollymount Strand in the background

Watch your step! Looking out into Dublin Bay from the top of the North Bull Wall

Watch your step! Looking out into Dublin Bay from the top of the North Bull Wall

Dog chasing after a stone at Bull Island

A dog chasing after a stone at Bull Island

St Anne's Park

St Anne’s Park

St Anne's Park

St Anne’s Park

Laura checking out the trees at St Anne's Park

Laura checking out the trees at St Anne’s Park

St Anne's Park

St Anne’s Park

Enjoying a walk at St Anne's Park

Enjoying a walk at St Anne’s Park

Laura

Laura

And, we're back in the city centre!

And, we’re back in the city centre!

Dun Laoghaire Baths

A short history of Dun Laoghaire Baths

Plans for redevelopment? 

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Rogue Wave!

This image was captured the split second before I got an unexpected (and very cold!) shower while taking some photos in Dun Laoghaire today.

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Dublin Street Art

These two pieces of street art are located less than 100 yards from each other on North Anne Street in Dublin.

The first is really striking and, in my opinion, a really impressive and effective piece.

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The second is, well, pure Dublin in many ways. The plaster fell off the brick wall in a particular way and someone saw an opportunity to bring a bit of character to it.

It makes me smile.

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Alcohol-related websites

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So I haven’t been getting out much with the camera lately unless I manage to clear out of Dodge completely for a few days, as I have been very busy, especially in work.

One of the main reasons for this has been due to managing a project to redevelop Alcohol Action Ireland’s website and to develop a new website, DrinkHelp.ie, as well as establishing a social media presence for both sites.

It’s been a very interesting project and it it at all went “live” earlier today, which is great! The usual teething problems need to be sorted, but they will be. I hope people find the new sites useful and engaging.

As many of you kindly helped me out back at the planning stages by filling in a survey I put up here, I said I would let you see how it all turned out, but I am keeping this post brief as the sites should speak for themselves – if they don’t I’m in trouble!

Feedback, as ever, is welcome!  Oh and normal photographic programming will resume shortly!

Alcohol Action Ireland and its Facebook page

DrinkHelp and its Facebook page

Mixed Bag!

So, I’ll level with you here.

if I hadn’t been so busy lately these photos wouldn’t be up here.

Getting some quality time with my camera has been increasingly difficult, but I’ll be addressing that next weekend – in some style I hope!

Until then, dear reader, please look kindly on this mixed bag of photos from recent weeks, most of which were taken on a stroll around Dublin, which took in St Stephen’s Green and the Iveagh Gardens.

Others were just random snaps when something caught my eye when the camera was close by.

I’ll try caption them, as best I can.

Laura getting ready

Laura getting ready

Feeding the swans in St Stephen's Green

Feeding the swans in St Stephen’s Green

Louis Copeland Outfitters

Louis Copeland Outfitters

Iveagh Gardens

Iveagh Gardens

Taking flight in St Stephen's Green

Taking flight in St Stephen’s Green

Lonely Cherub

Lonely Cherub

Andrew's Lane Theatre

Andrew’s Lane Theatre

Andrew's Lane

Andrew’s Lane

Letter box, Iveagh Gardens

Letter box, Iveagh Gardens

Church of the Sacred Heart, Arbour Hilll

Church of the Sacred Heart, Arbour Hill

Strolling through the Iveagh Gardens

Strolling through the Iveagh Gardens

Crane Lane

Crane Lane

Trees light the bike lane on Dublin's south quay

Trees light the bike lane on Dublin’s south quay

Iveagh Garden Angel

Iveagh Garden Angel

Cuckoo Lane

Cuckoo Lane

Face to face in St Stephen's Green

Face to face in St Stephen’s Green

True love?

True love?

Andrew's Lane

Andrew’s Lane

Smithfield Square

Smithfield Square

Ringing the bell to clear the Iveagh Gardens/bring an end to this post!

Ringing the bell to clear the Iveagh Gardens/bring an end to this post!

Kilmainham Gaol

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