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Elaine Spillane – Sheep’s Head, West Cork.

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Elaine Spillane – Sheep’s Head, West Cork.

I love to travel but I also love coming home more , home is the Sheep’s Head Peninsula  – and they say that ‘home is where the heart is’, and mine is in Kilcrohane. Home is where the people you care about are. Living here on the peninsula we are looking out on the world, conscious of our place in the majestic natural beauty of our surroundings, living in harmony with nature. A sense of place is deeply engrained in the consciousness of the people. We are guardians and custodians of this corner of Eden on the edge of the world for future generations.’

 

Patrick O’Donovan – Sheep’s Head, West Cork.

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Patrick O’Donovan – Sheep’s Head Peninsula, West Cork.

What makes me happy is seeing people doing well and collectively the community doing well. People no longer need to emigrate to find work, they can now stay and experience the beauty of the place that they were born in.

It was more difficult in the past, we did not have the facilities they have now. I love seeing the changes for the better and people having more control over their lives. 

I was brought up on a farm and I was a farmer all my life. I have 4 sons and 2 daughters and they all live here, its great to have them around.

The best advice I could give anybody is respect others and treat them as you would like to be treated’.

 

John Joe Bowen – Sheeps Head, West Cork.

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John Joe Bowen – Blacksmith, Sheep’s Head Peninsula, West Cork.

Nature enhances my work, by observing simple patterns in a leaf, a flower or the structure of a tree gives me inspiration. If I try to interpret the world, as if through the unspoilt imagination of a child, tapping into their understanding of their surroundings, this can have a powerful influence on the creative process.

Blacksmithing has taken me on a journey of discovery, I never know what the future holds for me and this is exciting. I have countless pieces all around me that are works in progress. some could take years to finish and end up completely different than first planned. I work one on one with the fire, its like another person. The life of the fire dictates the pace of the work, you can’t rush it, you have to be patient.

In the future I would like to explore other mediums, such as the interaction of stone and metal and do collaborative work with the stone carver Victor Daly and the artist Sadhbh O’Brien.’

 

People of the Sheep’s Head Peninsula Exhibition.

People of the Sheep’s Head Peninsula Photography Exhibition.

A big thank you to all the people of the Sheep’s Head Peninsula for a wonderful afternoon today at the Community Hall in Kilcrohane for the opening of their People of the Sheep’s Head Photography Exhibition as part of the People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project. 

Well done to all the members of the Community Council for organising the event, especially Anne O’Donovan for organising the photo shoots and for putting the exhibition together.

The photo above is of Frank O’Mahony who took part in the exhibition – 

 

Frank O’Mahony – Sheep’s Head Peninsula, West Cork.

The best bit of advice I could give someone is  – Do the right thing, and you always know what the right thing is.’

 

 

 

Tony Cumberpatch, Kilcrohane, Co, Cork.

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Tony Cumberpatch, Kilcrohane, Sheep’s Head, Co, Cork.

 

Ann O’Mahony, Kilcrohane, Co, Cork.

 

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People Of The Wild Atlantic Way – Ann O’Mahony, Kilcrohane, Co, Cork.

 

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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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