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Geraldine Thomas – Schull, West Cork.

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Geraldine Thomas – Schull, West Cork.

Paul Phillips – Schull, West Cork.

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Paul Phillips – Schull, West Cork.

My perfect West Cork day…………

After the madding crowds of summer have departed
After the migrant swifts have left these shores for warmer climes
When all in West Cork is returning to peace and serenity
A walk to the very end of Brow Head to stand and face the ocean
Knowing the air you breath is as pure as it can be
Knowing the next landfall is the USA and
there’s nothing between you and it but the open sea
You’re all alone on the edge of the world
There’s not a living soul to be seen for miles
Peace

Followed by a visit to O’Sullivan’s in Crookhaven
A pint of the black stuff in Ireland’s most Southerly bar
A basket of the freshest shrimps the ocean can provide
Consumed in front of the roaring fire
Perfection.’

Fingal Ferguson – Gubbeen, Schull, West Cork.

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Fingal Ferguson – Gubbeen, Schull, West Cork.

‘To be happy you must have taken the measure of your powers, tasted the fruits of your passion, and learned your place in the world.’

Denis Quinlan – Schull, West Cork.

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Denis Quinlan – Schull, West Cork.

My favourite memory …… A sailing trip in a small 18ft, pocket cruiser, amongst Carbery’s Hundred Isles, in late Sept, 2012. I had slipped my moorings and sailed west along Long Island channel, through Goat Island sound and south-east towards the three Calf Islands. As I approached the S,W corner of the Western Calf, the enormous arcing form of a Finwhale broke the surface across my bow. Sailing further along the south of the Island a further three Finwhales broke the surface, whooshing spume into the air, lunge-feeding amongst the myriad wild diversity of a seascape awash and teeming with wildlife. Gannets, gulls, shearwaters, guillemots, terns, all added to the action, along with a small pod of dolphins gracefully riding the swell. Roaringwater Bay is a natural paradise, and one of the most beautiful sailing grounds in the world.’

Johanna Fitzmaurice – Schull, West Cork.

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Johanna Fitzmaurice – Schull, West Cork.

‘You have brains in your head
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
Any direction you choose.’

Tezcan Kanburoglu – Schull, West Cork.

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Tezcan Kanburoglu – Schull, West Cork.

What makes me happy is when our bar is full of friends, with great live music and everyone enjoying themserlves (and Munster win the rugby).’

Lily Murnane – Kenmare, Kerry.

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Lily Murnane – Kenmare, Kerry.

My favourite song is ‘Man in the Mirror’ by Michael Jackson because the song tells me that making a difference in the world has to start with me.’

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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