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Cormac Whooley, Sheep’s Head, West Cork.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project – 

Cormac Whooley – Sheep’s Head Peninsula, West Cork.

I grew up in Ahakista and I run the family pub, known locally as The Tin Pub, its seasonal, so its open for about 6/9 months of the year. I travel abroad for the other couple of months. I’ve travelled to the four corners of the world but its great to come home. The scenery draws me back. I love getting out onto the hills and mountains, there are tracks and pathways all across the peninsula. One of my favourite walks, The Baran Loop, starts close to my house. These are sacred places high up on the barren outcrops, the peacefulness and tranquillity stills the mind. The views are spectacular, looking out across the lowlands, softened by the patchwork of fields to the waters edge and the glistening ocean beyond, with Mizen Head, Dunmanus Bay to the South, Bantry Bay and Beara to the North, Sheeps Head Lighthouse to the West and the worlds end beyond.’

 

Mary O’Brien – Sheeps Head, West Cork.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project – 

Mary O’Brien – Sheep’s Head Peninsula, West Cork.

My perfect day is spent working in my garden, listening to the bird song and nature all around me. It gladdens my heart, once the first crocus puts its head above the ground. Spring brings life again, hyacinths and daffodils follow. From my childhood days I have loved the garden, I have grown through the years with it.

The return of the house martins, swallows and the cuckoo bring the summer and the garden bursts into life with wild flowers, gladiolus, daisy’s, petunias and sweet peas all in bloom.

Each season brings a different experience, similar to the cycle of life. Come autumn everything dies back, teaching us how to let go. Winter is a time to be still, a time for reflection, to explore and understand our inner self. Garding enhances my mental well being . My wish if I thought I was dying, is to die in my garden with the sound of the sea in the distance.’

 

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.’

 

 

 

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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