Snow on the mountain : Co Kerry

The black stacks covered in snow, taken in late February, with some helpful actors. MacGillycuddy’s Reeks is a mountain range in Co Kerry, Ireland meaning “the black stacks”. It icludes the highest peaks in Ireland with Carrauntoohil being the highest at 1,038 m. The mountains are on the Iveragh Peninsula near the Lakes of Killarney. More Info       …

May Fly : Cafe Irie : Lucy’s Lounge : Temple Bar : Dublin

Great little gem hidden away in Temple Bar, Dublin We are a group of Irish based artists with a passion and drive to be creative and make a living doing what we love. We love the idea that our creations can reach a world-wide platform on the internet. However, if you are Irish-based we have a physical shop in Temple …

Pongal Festival : India

Was travelling on a motorbike in South India when I came across this fantastic local festival in the middle of nowhere. Pongala is a Hindu religious festival. The name ‘Pongala’ means ‘to boil over’ and refers to the ritualistic offering of porridge made of rice, sweet brown molasses, coconut gratings, nuts and raisins. Generally women devotees participate in this ritual.

Den Tram Van Gent …

Den Tram Van Gent? … The Gentse Feesten? is a music and theatre festival in the city of Ghent, Belgium. Besides stage events there are random small street acts such as mimickers, buskers, etc. The festival starts on the Saturday before July 21 (Belgium’s national holiday) and lasts ten days. The last day (always a Monday) is known as de …

Cafe Ceol : The Sessions : Opening

Antonio Breschi has recorded 13 albums, including “My Irish Portrait” for which he even changed his name to Antoni O’Breskey, out of love for his adopted country, Ireland. On this album, Antonio combines elements of traditional Irish music with superb piano improvisations, producing a beautiful intertwining of classical, modern, jazz and world music, with the help of his Irish guests, …

Cafe Ceol : The Sessions : Colour Photography

Granted the James Joyce Pub Award for authenticity, An Droichead Beag remains an outstanding example of the tradition Joyce immortalised in his works.? Here is an account? of one visitor’s visit to the pub: “One night, I went to to? a pub called An Droichead Beag (The Small Bridge). Who happens to be performing, but Eoin Duignan. Late that night …

Vintage Photograph of a Boat Crew : Vintage Album : Pictures From My Camera

Got given a vintage photo album by a man called Larry last Sunday. He bought it some years ago in Cumberland street market for a fiver. The photographer seems to follow a boat crew, methinks, and the second person from the left and the one on the right are reoccurring in some of the photographs. The the hardcover bound book …