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Sean O’Sullivan ‘Bawn’ – Castletownbere, West Cork.

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Sean O’Sullivan ‘Bawn’ – Castletownbere, West Cork.

‘My perfect day is coming back into the harbour after 3 or 4 days fishing, with a hold full of fish. Its a good feeling, you know that you can relax, you have a wage made for yourself and the crew, you can have a couple of well earned pints before going back at it again.

We fish 40 to 50 miles off the coast for monk and megs ( flat fish like plaice – the white sole of the sea). We fish according to the seasons. Towards the end of May we start fishing for turbot until the end of July, after that we go back trawing for monk, megs, sole and prawns.

I like the freedom of fishing and being my own boss, we do 2 trips a week because we are a small boat. coming home safe and knowing that myself and the crew have a couple of pounds at the end of the week is all I ask for.

I’m also a volunteer RNLI crew member and that plays a big part in my life. It a a peace of mind having the RNLI boat in the harbour’.

 

Brian O’Driscoll, Castletownbere, West Cork.

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Brian O’Driscoll – Castletownbere, West Cork.

Good people inspire me, putting their own lives on hold to help others and prevent lives being lost. My fellow RNLI crew members selflessness never ceases to amaze me. They come from all walks of life, such as farmers, teachers, shopkeepers, fishermen, painters and carpenters, but when the call goes out they drop everything. These ordinary people do extraordinary work, with no desire for publicity, they are true heroes.’

 

 

 

Sean O’Farrell, Courtmacsherry, West Cork.

 

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Sean O’Farrell – Coxswain, RNLI, Courtmacsherry, West Cork.

 

If there’s a doubt there’s no doubt.’

 

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Brendan Gill, Waterville, Co, Kerry

People of the Wild Atlantic Way -  Brendan Gill, Waterville, Co, Kerry 'Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.' - Plato I love music and I have been lucky enough to meet some of my idols including music ...
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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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