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Mick O’Callaghan – Schull, West Cork.

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Mick O’Callaghan – Schull, West Cork.

‘My most cherished memory happened when I was twenty-one years old. I was out potting for lobsters and crabs with a local fisherman on a flat calm summer’s day. We were in Dunmanus Bay. As we were steaming up the bay to collect a string of thirty pots, I saw what looked like a huge wave rolling in from the open Atlantic. It stretched the full width of the bay. But the water turned out to be a massive pod of dolphins, and soon, we were surrounded by hundreds of them. They swam with the boat and I sat at the end of the bow to watch in amazement. I cherish this memory, as I have never seen the likes of it since.’

Conor Daly – Kenmare, Kerry.

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Conor Daly – Kenmare, Kerry.

I Am Kerry

I am Kerry like my mother before me
And my mother’s mother and her man
Now I sit on an office stool remembering
And the memory of them like a fan
Soothes the embers into flame.
I am Kerry and proud of my name……….

I Am Kerry – Poem by Sigerson Clifford

 

 

Aidan Murnane – Kenmare, Kerry.

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Aidan Murnane – Kenmare, Kerry.

The best advice for life that I would give someone is to live your life without regrets, and to live a life fulfilled, with happiness and laughter to be your best friends.’

Fiona O’Dwyer – Kenmare, Kerry.

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Fiona O’Dwyer – Kenmare, Kerry.

Sean O’Shea – Kenmare, Kerry.

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Sean O’Shea – Kenmare, Kerry.

My favourite quote – ‘Hard work will always overcome natural talent when natural talent does not work hard enough.’

Mickey Ned O’Sullivan – Kenmare, Kerry.

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Mickey Ned O’Sullivan – Kenmare, Kerry.

‘One can achieve anything as long as one is not concerned about who gets the credit.’

Edel Crowley – Kenmare, Kerry.

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Edel Crowley – Kenmare, Kerry.

My favourite  memory from childhood …. spending Christmas night at my grandmothers bar (Crowley’s Bar, Henry Street, Kenmare).

The whole family would gather (we have a very large family). Aunts, uncles, cousins, we would spend the evening drinking as much minerals and eating as many packets of Tayto as we possibly could until we felt sick! and discussing what Santa had brought us! It was so much fun!

My grandmother, Joan Crowley passed away earlier this year and the bar is now run by my uncle Peter.

She would have loved this project as she was a great people person and was known near and far, a legend in her own right … a great musician, she was loved by everyone who knew her and is missed dearly …

It just goes to show the importance of recording things and writing down memories and taking pictures to ensure precious memories are passed on.’

 

 

John O’Sullivan – Kenmare, Kerry.

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John O’Sullivan – Kenmare, Kerry.

‘My favourite song is – My Heart and I. The reason is, I always sing it in a duet with my wife Eileen on social occasions. I have many happy memories of it’.

 

 

Maura O’Connell, Waterville, Co, Kerry

People of the Wild Atlantic Way -  Maura O'Connell, Waterville, Co, Kerry My perfect day.......A morning walk by the seashore, enjoying God's goodness ...
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Trish O’Sullivan, Waterville, Co, Kerry

People of the Wild Atlantic Way - Trish O'Sullivan, Waterville, Co, Kerry My favourite memory from my childhood ... De-horning calves with my Dad. I loved being out on the farm with him. I may be a girly beautician now, but I was a complete Tom Boy when I was ...
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Valentia Island Lighthouse –

Valentia Island Lighthouse, Co, Kerry If you get a chance to visit Valentia Island, follow the road north from Knightstown to the lighthouse at Cromwell Point, especially on a stormy day to watch the big waves crashing onto the rocks at the lighthouse ...
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John Griffin, Waterville, Co, Kerry

John Griffin - Retired Gillie, Lough Currane, Waterville, Co, Kerry I have fished all my life on Lough Currane, fishing connects you to the raw beauty of the natural world in all its magnificence, it also teaches you patience and acceptance, all fishermen are equal in the pursuit of such ...
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Glengarriff Bay, West Cork –

Click photo to enlarge - Glengarriff Bay, West Cork -  'Somewhere over the rainbow bluebirds fly..................' This shot was taken at dawn just as the sun came up over the horizon and lit up the whole bay ...
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Exhibition – Organico Restaurant, Bantry.

Click photo to enlarge -  Exhibition at Organico Restaurant, Bantry A big thank you to Hannah & Rachel for staging a mini exhibition of 6 of my landscape photographs at their beautiful restaurant in Bantry. I would also like to thank Catherine Weld for curating the exhibition. If you are ...
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Gougane Barra, West Cork.

St, Finbarr's Oratory, Gougane Barra, West Cork -  As part of the People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project I have started to include landscape photographs of signature locations found along the West Coast of Ireland and the 2,500km route of the Wild Atlantic Way. I hope that you ...
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Trinny Phillips – Schull, West Cork.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project -  Trinny Phillips - Schull, West Cork. 'Enjoy the little things in life for one day you'll look back and realise they were the big things.'  This is a saying my mom once told me, and I think it took me leaving ...
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John Paul Carroll – Schull, West Cork.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project -  John Paul Carroll - Schull, West Cork. 'You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water' ...
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Caitlin Frances Hurley – Schull, West Cork.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project -  Caitlin Frances Hurley - Schull, West Cork. 'You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.' ...
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