People of Ireland – Street Photography

Street photography are un manipulated scenes. Photos of random chance encounters in public places. It’s exciting as you never know what scene will present itself at any given moment AND you have to be ready to capture that moment! Some images work – some don’t. Some scenes do not allow you time to adjust your camera settings – actually most of them. Yet the image evokes a story – it’s … Continue reading People of Ireland – Street Photography

Music in Donegal Ireland – Unexpected

Music is a way of life in Donegal with most people playing an instrument or several. Many visitors carry their instruments with them when they travel and head straight for one of the pubs to join a session. Donegal fiddle players hosts some of the best traditional players in Ireland. I was fortunate to spend the summer in Glencomcille and got to witness many of these players in the pubs in … Continue reading Music in Donegal Ireland – Unexpected

Sheep of Ireland…..

I overheard a conversation between an Australian who grew up on a sheep station and an Irish man who also raised sheep. Australian man:  So how many acres do you have back home? Irish man: Eight Australian man: 800 or 8,000 acres? Irish man: Ummm just eight! I had a silent giggle….in Australia we are accustomed to think in big numbers with either travelling or our sheep numbers –  due … Continue reading Sheep of Ireland…..

River Glen – Ireland – Wild – Lush – Fishing

The less travelled coast of county Donegal is spectacular in its wild ways. I jumped a bus in Donegal bound for Carrick, the gateway to explore Slieve League and her spectacular cliffs. Entering Carrick.  you cross the bridge to the River Glen – a wild raging river that can rise by 1.5mtrs overnight and drop again just a quickly. Water rushes over rocks and boulders along its path … Continue reading River Glen – Ireland – Wild – Lush – Fishing

Maghera, Donegal – Spectacular – Unexpected – Tears

You need a car for this spectacular day trip. A 20 minute drive from the small town of Ardara, in the gorgeous parish of south west Donegal lies one of the most breathtaking beaches I have had the privilege to witness. Now these not idle words – I come from a country which displays over 11,000 incredible beaches along our vast coastline. I certainly did not expect a beach to … Continue reading Maghera, Donegal – Spectacular – Unexpected – Tears

Walls that evoke stories – Donegal – Desolate Home

The west coast of Ireland hosts many desolate homes. Some say it is sad – others like me, find them fascinating. Their vacancy and seemingly lack of life creates a silence and evokes stories hidden in their walls. This glorious house is hidden in the quiet hills of Donegal.           Continue reading Walls that evoke stories – Donegal – Desolate Home

MARLINBEG – DONEGAL – Secret – Rural – Quiet

Marlinbeg is a small town on the Atlantic Coast in south west Donegal. One of those places where you just walk in quiet and take in the glorious scenery of the Atlantic coast and rural farms. We walked the 16km round trip from Glencolmcille in the spasmodic rain along tracks and through farms. It is one of those walks where your heart beats slower – the outside … Continue reading MARLINBEG – DONEGAL – Secret – Rural – Quiet