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Liz Crowley – Skibbereen, West Cork.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way – 

Liz Crowley – Apple Betty’s Cafe, Skibbereen, West Cork.

My Perfect Day – 

‘Walking woodland pathways on leaves of rust and gold, to reach the seashore where reflections of mountains, trees and boats sat on the calm still water. Ripples ran across the surface as the twigs he threw landed as make-believe vessels. Perfect peace only disturbed by the purring engine of the little boat returning from nearby Garnish Island.

The sun swapped places with the moon and soon the sparkle of the stars appeared. Time to return home to a crackling fire, warming hot chocolate and the vase of dancing yellow roses. On the homeward journey beautiful Bantry Bay and Whiddy Island disappeared into the darkness of night.

Colm remarked ‘wasn’t that a lovely day’ while also adding ‘I know lots about Space and Dinosaurs’. A very wise six year old who like me his (favourite) auntie knows that, yes, all the free ingredients of West Cork do indeed make ‘A Perfect Day.’

 

Sean Murray – Skibbereen, West Cork.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way – 

Sean Murray – Sean Murray’s Fashions, Skibbereen, West Cork.

My Perfect Day – 

Early breakfast followed by a one hour swim in the sea. Home for roast chicken dinner with my wife and kids and a long walk in Lough Hyne woods after. To finish the day, a few pints and a bit of craic with my wife and a few friends in a local pub, Heaven!’

 

Gary Snelling – Skibbereen Market, West Cork.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way – 

Gary Snelling – Skibbereen Market, West Cork.

My Perfect Day – 

Is a day without technology. Up early listening to the dawn chorus as I watch the sun rise, then its time for a walk in the woods with Willow my dog. The creative process of work bring its own sense of achievement and no day is complete without being able to spread a little bit of magic. I like to finish my day with good food and wine, a hot bath, a good nights sleep and no pain.’

 

Sophie Pentek – Skibbereen, West Cork.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way – 

Sophie Pentek – Babushka Decor, Skibbereen, West Cork.

My Perfect Day – 

‘You can call any day perfect if you’ve spent it with people you love, doing whatever it is that makes you happy. For me that’s something simple like cooking a nice dinner for my boys and then curling up on the couch together to watch a movie. Or even a day at work, drinking coffee with my mum and sketching up some new ideas. Every day can be perfect if you make it.’

 

Jim Levis – Skibbereen, West Cork.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way – 

Jim Levis – Levis & Sweetnam, Skibbereen, West Cork.

My Perfect Day – 

I was born and brought up above the business I have worked in all my life. From when I was old enough to cross the street on my own, I was sent to the local tailor, with items for alteration and to collect altered ones. How life has changed ! Then I spent my summer holidays giving a hand as best I could. So probably one of the best days in my life was when I finished school and became a proper employee ! I had dreamed of nothing else and wanted nothing else. I am now retirement age but have no desire to leave what has been my life, at least for another while. It has been a pleasure to interact with people and make every effort to please them. ‘Giving good service’ has been our motto and still is.’

 

Susan O’Regan – Skibbereen, West Cork.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way – 

Susan O’Regan – Irish Wheelchair Shop, Skibbereen, West Cork.

My Perfect Day – 

‘A perfect day is any day I can get close enough to watch the waves make towards our West Coast shore. The tide constantly ebbs and flows, leaving its rippling signature on the sand. Connecting with the natural cycles of earth, sea, sky and the ever changing light. The ocean captivates and fires my imagination and leaves me with a sense of wonder and tranquility.’

The Ocean stirs the heart,
Inspires the imagination
And brings eternal joy to the soul.’

Robert Wyland

 

Simon Crockett, Skibbereen, Co Cork.


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People Of The Wild Atlantic Way – Simon Crockett, Skibbereen, Co, Cork.

 

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Nelie Bohane, Lough Hyne, Co, Cork.

People Of The Wild Atlantic Way – Nelie Bohane, Lough Hyne, Co, Cork.

 

 

John Foster, Skibbereen, Co, Cork.

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People Of The Wild Atlantic Way – John Foster, Skibbereen, Co, Cork.

 

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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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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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