Top Floor

Finally developed and scanned a couple of rolls of PanF 50 from Charleville last year. Wouldn’t ya know it, grabbed the Bronica, stuck it on the tripod and headed straight for the stairs. Predictable or what?

Charlesfort

April 2005. Always one of the places I’d take the bike to for a spin in the evenings or weekends, Charlesfort and it’s neighbour Jamesfort across the harbour are popular spots. That used to be just so I could go sit in the sunshine for a few minutes or to consume whatever I’d bought in …

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Phoenix

Reading a little bit too much into that very entertaining bonfire on the grounds of Charleville castle during the meetup a couple of weeks ago.

Charleville

Back from yet another fun packed (a little too fun packed) weekend at Charleville castle. Taken with a recently made pinhole lens (i.e. a body cap with a hole in it). I’m quite pleasantly surprised at how they came out. Wasn’t expecting such positive results. It does prove how much I need to clean my …

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Back To Those Stairs

About a year ago, a crowd went to Charleville castle in Tullamore. Most (or all) of them spent a great deal of time right here, on these stairs. No doubt it’ll be the same this year. Or, this weekend to be more precise. This time I’m going armed with a lot of black & white …

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Ross Castle Sunset

Walking around the woods at Ross Castle in Killarney while the sun sets behind us. Just starting to get hungry too. Lucky there’s loads of hotels, pubs and restaurants in the town. Lucky also that it’s just before the tourist season. Although, there was one in the bar. How did she stand out? Why she …

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Crumbling Castles

A castle on Fountainstown beach built with the stony sand mixture, which is all that’s available at high tide. One of the best beaches for ‘beach stuff’ (i.e. flotsam or litter), possibly only second to the strip of beaches and rocks you’d travel if you were to walk between Fountainstown and Myrtleville beaches.

All Terrain

Lonesome tyre, went off-road all by itself. No driver to guide it, it quickly lost it’s bearings and could not find it’s way out of the forest. Approach with caution, it’s off it’s rim…

Light Entertainment

A lighting tutorial session that quickly turned into a disorganised messing session at Charleville Castle in Tullamore during the boards.ie trip last year. Posting has been light due to lack of broadband (being sorted) and lack of photos (lack of broadband is killing motivation to process). Will have to get to a beach this weekend …

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Those Stairs

Possibly one of the most photographed staircases in all of Ireland, the slightly rickety and massively eerie stairs at Charleville Castle in Tullamore. Many have photographed this before, most with amazing results.

Welcome to Charleville

Charleville Castle in Tullamore, Co. Offaly. Recently spent a night here as part of the now annual boards.ie event. Possibly not one of the most haunted buildings in the country, but definitely holds the record for the loudest snorers. Next time, bring ear plugs and duck tape. The ear plugs are for me. More to …

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One O’Clock Gun

The one o’clock gun fired at Edinburgh castle in Scotland. This is the second shot in a quick series. The first one is quite blurred. Why? Because I took it as a result of the shock I got when the gun was fired. It frightened the holy hell out of me, my hand tightened up …

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Fresh Cobbles

There were a few of what I can only call ‘craftsmen’ working in Edinburgh Castle when we visited. Some of them were renewing the pathways and public areas in the grounds of the castle. In this case, fresh cobbles were being laid. It was a pleasure to watch the skilled workers laying the stone in …

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