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Saoirse Canty – Ballydehob, West Cork.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project – 

Saoirse Canty – Ballydehob, West Cork.

My perfect day would be my friends and I hanging out around Ballydehob. We would do nothing and talk about nothing all day. The reason why that is so perfect to me is because it makes me truly happy and the familiarity of this beautiful town is very comforting. It is one of those things that I could do forever.’

 

 

 

Caroline O’Donnell – Ballydehob, West Cork.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project – 

Caroline O’Donnell – Ballydehob, West Cork.

My grandmother once told me that as long as I have music and laughter in my life I would never grow old. I think about her every day and try not to grow old.

She also said never marry a man you haven’t seen drunk… I’m still thinking about that advice.’

 

People of Ballydehob Exhibition –

People of Ballydehob Photography Exhibition on the Wild Atlantic Way – 

I would like to thank all the wonderful people of Ballydehob for their incredible help, warmth and kindness during my time in the village, especially Joe O’Leary from Levis’ Bar and Colm Rooney who made it all happen, they organised the people taking part in the photo’s shoots, supplied a venue and helped mount the photographs all around the village, nothing was a problem to them.

Ballydehob is a remarkable place, a multicultural melting pot of creative activity and is home to artists, poets, writers, musicans, sculptors and craftworkers. The local community encourages people to persue and develop their creative and artistic talents. As I was taking the photographs and talking to people I discovered that most people were multi talented, it isn’t just good enough to be good at one thing in Ballydehob, for example, take Dolcie who is the pastry chef in Budds Restaurant, she is also an amazingly gifted fiddle player and decorative plasterer.

With the influx of artistic people in the 70’s, Ballydehob became known as the ‘San Francisco of the Mizen’. Ballydehob is an insprition to all and is a template for how a multicultural community can live in harmony, with sympathy and compassion for each others needs.

The photo above is of Michael John Watkins who took part in the exhibition.

He sits outside Budds Restaurant every morning and has the coolest collection of hats in West Cork.

The photographs are now all around the village in shop windows, on walls and the gable end of buildings. The official opening will be in a couple of weeks.

 

Michael John Watkins – Ballydehob, West Cork.

I have sunshine in my heart and I never, ever, ever get upset about anything. I’m happy every single day and everybody else should be the same, and we should all hug each other and talk to each other. This I have learnt from a lifetime of experience’.

 

 

 

Seán Mullane, Ballydehob, Co, Cork.

 

People Of The Wild Atlantic Way – Seán Mullane, Ballydehob, Co, Cork.

 

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Glengarriff Bay, West Cork –

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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.

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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.

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Caitlin Frances Hurley – Schull, West Cork.

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Jim Carrig – Schull, West Cork

People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project -  Jim Carrig - Schull, West Cork. 'May love and laughter light your days and warm your heart and home. May good and faithful friends be yours where ever you may roam.' ...
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David Beale – Ballydehob, West Cork.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project -  David Beale - Ballydehob, West Cork. A poem by author unknown inspired me..... 'I suppose you could say there was a distinctive kind of spirit in this home. Yes, I'm sure there was. It was the spirit of kindness, patience, loveliness, ...
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Jodi Thomas – Schull, West Cork.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project - Jodi Thomas - Schull, West Cork. 'Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; Forget them as soon as you can, Tomorrow is a new day; Begin ...
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John Murray – Schull, West Cork.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project -  John Murray - Schull, West Cork. 'I am at my most happiest when I am grateful. Unfortunately this does not happen enough as I know I have much to be grateful for. It is always the difficult life events that make ...
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