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Toni McDermott – Leap, West Cork.

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Toni McDermott – Leap, West Cork.

Get up and do your thing’.

I’m very sad to say that Toni recently passed away. I only got the opportunity to meet her the one time during the photo shoot in Connolly’s Pub, even so, she made a lasting impression. I have met so many people from Leap who have spoke of her with such warmth and affection. Last Saturday I met her daughter Ellen and she was recounting some lovely stories of her mother when she was younger and of trips back to Germany, where she was originally from. Ellen informed me that Toni had chosen the following line for her epitaph – ‘Its all been very interesting’. She was a remarkable woman who had such a positive effect on the lifes of those close to her. She will be greatly missed.

 

People of Leap Photography Exhibition –

People of leap, West Cork, on the Wild Atlantic Way – 

A big thank you to all the people of Leap and especially those that took part in the photo shoot as part of the People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project. Congratulations also for the wonderful outdoor exhibition of the photographs that the locals are staging on the bridge in the centre of the village. Ted O’Donovan has done a fantastic job in mounting and displaying the photographs. I would also like to thank Sam & Eileen McNicholl of Connolly’s Bar for providing the venue for the photo shoot.

 

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Kathleen Woumans – Leap, West Cork.

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Kathleen Woumans – Leap, West Cork.

‘My favourite memory – 

The moment my daughter was born and they placed her on my chest was perfect! The overwhelming feeling of Love and Awe and Wonder that filled ever fiber of my being is something that I will never forget!

I felt truly and utterly at one with the universe, like everything was right and supposed to be as it was.

I felt like Mother Earth.’

 

Fr, Pat O’Sullivan – Leap, West Cork.

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Fr, Pat O’Sullivan – Leap, West Cork.

What impresses me…is the enthusiasm of the young and the wisdom of the not so young. In a changing, and often confused world, the idealism and social consience of the vast majority of young people never fails to inspire. The calm dignity of older people, who have enjoyed good times and survived bad times, is equally inspiring.’

 

Ted O’Donovan – Leap, West Cork.

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Ted O’Donovan – Leap, West Cork.

Inspired by my family, friends, and community, I look forward to the future with confidence.’

 

Sam McNicholl – Leap, West Cork.

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Sam McNicholl – Connolly’s of Leap, West Cork.

My favourite passage from a poem is – 

What childishness is it that while there’s a breath of life in our bodies, we are determined to rush to see the sun the other way around?’ 

From the poem – Questions of Travel by Elizabeth Bishop.

I love this poem because it challenges identity through travel and almost why we feel the desire to travel and move, why cannot we be happy at home?’

 

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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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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