People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project –
Brid Hanley – Castletownbere, West Cork.
‘Summer holidays are my favourite memories from childhood. I was born on a farm near Kealkill. On sunny days we would go swimming in the river with our friends and not come home till evening, we had the run of the place, free to do as we pleased. At other times we would have to help out on the farm, milking cows and odd jobs. On the weekends we would go to local festivals and funfairs. I loved Irish dancing and would enter compititions in the local area, winning a few tropies and medals.
Another favourite memory was when my daughter was born, seeing her for the first time I felt ecstatic, and when she smiled up at me, that was it, I was hooked on this bundle of joy in my arms.
I love living out here on the Beara Peninsula, surrounded by the sea and the rugged beauty of the landscape, striking seascapes and big skies draw you further out along the peninsula to discover more of its secrets, its a magical place to live.’