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Vince Ahern – Schull, West Cork.

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Vince Ahern – Schull, West Cork.

My favourite quote is from the poet and songwriter, the late Leonard Cohen –
‘Forget your perfect offering, there’s a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.’
Life can never be perfect but we get on with it and a little brightness is never too far away!

Paul Phillips – Schull, West Cork.

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Paul Phillips – Schull, West Cork.

My perfect West Cork day…………

After the madding crowds of summer have departed
After the migrant swifts have left these shores for warmer climes
When all in West Cork is returning to peace and serenity
A walk to the very end of Brow Head to stand and face the ocean
Knowing the air you breath is as pure as it can be
Knowing the next landfall is the USA and
there’s nothing between you and it but the open sea
You’re all alone on the edge of the world
There’s not a living soul to be seen for miles
Peace

Followed by a visit to O’Sullivan’s in Crookhaven
A pint of the black stuff in Ireland’s most Southerly bar
A basket of the freshest shrimps the ocean can provide
Consumed in front of the roaring fire
Perfection.’

Fingal Ferguson – Gubbeen, Schull, West Cork.

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Fingal Ferguson – Gubbeen, Schull, West Cork.

‘To be happy you must have taken the measure of your powers, tasted the fruits of your passion, and learned your place in the world.’

Denis Quinlan – Schull, West Cork.

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Denis Quinlan – Schull, West Cork.

My favourite memory …… A sailing trip in a small 18ft, pocket cruiser, amongst Carbery’s Hundred Isles, in late Sept, 2012. I had slipped my moorings and sailed west along Long Island channel, through Goat Island sound and south-east towards the three Calf Islands. As I approached the S,W corner of the Western Calf, the enormous arcing form of a Finwhale broke the surface across my bow. Sailing further along the south of the Island a further three Finwhales broke the surface, whooshing spume into the air, lunge-feeding amongst the myriad wild diversity of a seascape awash and teeming with wildlife. Gannets, gulls, shearwaters, guillemots, terns, all added to the action, along with a small pod of dolphins gracefully riding the swell. Roaringwater Bay is a natural paradise, and one of the most beautiful sailing grounds in the world.’

Johanna Fitzmaurice – Schull, West Cork.

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Johanna Fitzmaurice – Schull, West Cork.

‘You have brains in your head
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
Any direction you choose.’

Tezcan Kanburoglu – Schull, West Cork.

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Tezcan Kanburoglu – Schull, West Cork.

What makes me happy is when our bar is full of friends, with great live music and everyone enjoying themserlves (and Munster win the rugby).’

Mick O’Callaghan – Schull, West Cork.

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Mick O’Callaghan – Schull, West Cork.

‘My most cherished memory happened when I was twenty-one years old. I was out potting for lobsters and crabs with a local fisherman on a flat calm summer’s day. We were in Dunmanus Bay. As we were steaming up the bay to collect a string of thirty pots, I saw what looked like a huge wave rolling in from the open Atlantic. It stretched the full width of the bay. But the water turned out to be a massive pod of dolphins, and soon, we were surrounded by hundreds of them. They swam with the boat and I sat at the end of the bow to watch in amazement. I cherish this memory, as I have never seen the likes of it since.’

Jason Lee – Ballydehob, West Cork.

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Jason Lee – Ballydehob, West Cork.

Here’s a favourite poem of mine by Charles Baudelaire – 

Be Drunk

Always be drunk.
Nothing else matters: its the only way.
So as not to feel the horrible burden of time that
Breaks your back and bends you to the earth, you
You have to be continually drunk.

Drunk on what?
With wine, with poetry, or with virtue, as you will.
But be drunk.

As if sometimes,
On the stairs of a palace,
Or on the green side of a ditch,
Or in the dreary solitude of your own room,
Should you awaken and the drunkenness already
Diminished or gone,

Ask of the wind, or of the wave,
Or of the star, or of the bird,
Or of the clock, of whatever flies,
Or sighs, or rocks, or sings, or speaks,

Ask what time it is; and the wind, wave, star, bird,
clock will answer you:
‘Its time to be drunk!
On wine, on poetry or on virtue as you wish.’

 

Patricia O’Sullivan – Ballydehob, West Cork.

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Patricia O’Sullivan – Ballydehob, West Cork.

One of my favourite poems comes from a book called  ‘The Gift’. A collection of poems by Haliz, the great Sufi master from Persia (14th C.)recently translated by Daniel Ladinsky.

With That Moon Language

Admit something:
Everyone you see, you say to them,
Love me’

Of course you do not do this out loud;
Otherwise,
Someone will call the cops.

Still though, think about this,
The great pull in us
To connect.

Why not become the one
Who lives with a full moon in each eye
That is always saying, 

With that sweet moon language
What every other eye in this world
Is dying to hear.

I’m glad of this poem, because it reminds me to love, as do all the magnificent people in my life.

 

 

 

Andrew Street, Ballydehob, West Cork.

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Andrew Street – Ballydehob, West Cork.

‘The albums Hunky Dory & Ziggy Stardust came out when I was 16/17 years old. Hearing them and seeing David Bowie live on that tour made me realise it was a good thing to be an individual (even eccentric). I was able to thank him for changing my life when I met him 2 years later at the Lacarno gig. That is why Life on Mars is so important to me.’

 

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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