Richard Miles, Ballydehob, West Cork. 

People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project -  Richard Miles - Ballydehob, West Cork. 'My favourite quote or saying is - Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes - Oscar Wilde. I would like to meet Oscar Wilde in the hereafter. I think we would have a lot of fun and he […]

Mark Johnston – Castletownbere, West Cork. 

People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project -  Mark Johnston - Castletownbere, West Cork. 'I was born in Donegal Town. My favourite memory from childhood was during the summer holidays, being out morning to night with my father who was the local vet, travelling up to a hundred miles a day, from farm to […]

Joanne Cassidy – Ballydehob, West Cork. 

People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project -  'Some of my favourite memories from childhood were waiting at the bus stop for the arrival of the evening Bus Eireann bus. The anticipation of the arrival of my Auntie Peggy, my godmother always brought huge excitement. She would arrive with a large bag of sweets […]

Seamus Hogan – Ballydehob, West Cork. 

People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project -  Its a privilage to include the poet - Seamus Hogan in the project. He once lived in the iconic Paris bookshop, Shakespeare & Co.He has published two collections of poetry - Interweaving and New Poems. His latest publication is, Grey Smoke Against A Grey Sky. Seamus […]

Noel McCarthy – Sheep’s Head, West Cork. 

People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project -  Noel McCarthy - Sheep's Head Peninsula, West Cork. 'Some of my fondest memories are of out fishing in Dunmanus Bay for lobsters. I had a 26ft boat and fished for 20 years . You could shoot and haul your pots 3 times a day. In the […]

Saoirse Canty – Ballydehob, West Cork. 

People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project -  Saoirse Canty - Ballydehob, West Cork. 'My perfect day would be my friends and I hanging out around Ballydehob. We would do nothing and talk about nothing all day. The reason why that is so perfect to me is because it makes me truly happy and […]

Declan Wiseman – Castletownbere, West Cork. 

People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project -  Declan Wiseman - Castletownbere, West Cork. 'My favourite quote is - Live and let live. Life is too short to be arguing over minor things. Have respect and consideration for others, every human being is important. Always be tolerant of other people's views, they should feel […]

Patrick O’Donovan – Sheep’s Head, West Cork. 

People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project -  Patrick O'Donovan - Sheep's Head Peninsula, West Cork. 'What makes me happy is seeing people doing well and collectively the community doing well. People no longer need to emigrate to find work, they can now stay and experience the beauty of the place that they were […]

Sheila O’Driscoll – Castletownbere, West Cork. 

People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project -  Sheila O'Driscoll - Castletownbere, West Cork. 'One of my favourite memories is of the first RNLI lifeboat coming into Castletownbere. It took a lot of work for it to happen and it was a very emotional time as my daughter who had helped enormously to make […]

Caroline O’Donnell – Ballydehob, West Cork. 

People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project -  Caroline O'Donnell - Ballydehob, West Cork. 'My grandmother once told me that as long as I have music and laughter in my life I would never grow old. I think about her every day and try not to grow old. She also said never marry a […]

People of Ballydehob Exhibition – 

People of Ballydehob Photography Exhibition on the Wild Atlantic Way -  I would like to thank all the wonderful people of Ballydehob for their incredible help, warmth and kindness during my time in the village, especially Joe O'Leary from Levis' Bar and Colm Rooney who made it all happen, they organised the people taking part […]

John Joe Bowen – Sheeps Head, West Cork. 

People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project -  John Joe Bowen - Blacksmith, Sheep's Head Peninsula, West Cork. 'Nature enhances my work, by observing simple patterns in a leaf, a flower or the structure of a tree gives me inspiration. If I try to interpret the world, as if through the unspoilt imagination of […]

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

People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project -  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 […]

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. […]

Brian O’Driscoll, Castletownbere, West Cork. 

People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project -  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, […]

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 […]

Toni McDermott – Leap, West Cork. 

People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project -  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 […]

Wayne Sheehy – Sheep’s Head, West Cork. 

People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project -  Wayne Sheehy - Sheep's Head Peninsula, West Cork. 'My advice to my younger self would most surely be, not to waste time, to remember that even though every day seems long and never ending, before you know it, you will find that 10 years, 20 years, […]

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 […]

Anne Marie Cronin – Castletownbere, West Cork. 

People of the Wild Atlantic Way -  Anne Marie Cronin - Castletownbere, West Cork. 'I like being involved in my local community and giving something back to the people that are so good to me. I'm involved in voluntary organisations , especially the local GAA club which is like one large family supporting both children […]

Michael Orpen – Castletownbere, West Cork. 

People of the Wild Atlantic Way -  Michael Orpen - Castletownbere, West Cork. 'What inspires me is seeing young people getting on. I like to see them get their just share of what the future holds for them and that wealth is more evenly distributed, change should be more inclusive, everybody should benefit from an […]

Lizzie Reid – Castletownbere, West Cork. 

People of the Wild Atlantic Way -  Lizzie Reid - Castletownbere, West Cork. 'What inspires me is kindness and gratitude in other people . I notice that if you are helpful and friendly to others it brightens up their lifes . People treat you as you treat them, empathy and compassion are powerful and very […]

Pat O’Driscoll – Castletownbere, West Cork. 

People of the Wild Atlantic Way -  Pat O'Driscoll - Castletownbere, West Cork. 'I'm inspired by my surroundings, the ocean, the mountains and nature. I have recently taken up painting, and I love to paint flowers and seascapes. The flowers are not a specific type, I paint them from my imagination, I like to bring […]

Aoife Doolan – Bantry, West Cork. 

People of the Wild Atlantic Way -  Aoife Doolan - Bantry, West Cork. 'Music and painting make up my everyday. I live through music and art. That's how I see my environment, how I negotiate the landscape and the people around me. I can't pass a day without creating something from what I see. I […]

Siobhán Murphy – Castletownbere, West Cork. 

People of the Wild Atlantic Way -  Siobhán Murphy - Castletownbere, West Cork. 'If I had a day off, my perfect day would be to take the coast road on a sunny day from Allihies to Eyeries, taking a detour to visit the sea arches, a hidden gem that most people don't know about. Its […]

Kieran Murphy – Castletownbere, West Cork. 

People of the Wild Atlantic Way -  People of Castletownbere Exhibition. A big thank you to all the people of Castletownbere for a wonderful evening yesterday at the opening of their 'People of Castletownbere Exhibition' as part of the 'People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project.' Well done to all the members of Castletownbere […]

Pat Murphy – Castletownbere, West Cork. 

~INVITATION ~ PEOPLE OF CASTLETOWNBERE PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION. The wonderful people of Castletownbere would like to invite everybody to the exhibition launch of portrait photograph's of local people tomorrow night, Sat, 24th at 7pm in St, Peter's Churchyard in the centre of the town. I would like to thank everybody from Castletownbere for all their help […]

Tim Healy – Leap, West Cork. 

People of the Wild Atlantic Way -  Tim Healy - Leap, West Cork. 'The best advice I ever received in life was when I came to live in Leap in 1983. I knew of a local lad who had a reputation for liking a bit of a 'Work Out', he was well able to look […]

Eileen McNicholl – Leap, West Cork. 

People of the Wild Atlantic Way -  Eileen McNicholl - Leap, West Cork. 'My fathers words still ring true today, He use to often say - If you have nothing good to say about someone - say nothing!'  

Kat Koch – Bantry, West Cork. 

People of the Wild Atlantic Way -  Kat Koch - Jazz Vocalist. 'If I had to give advice to my younger self, I would have said, really learn to listen, that would have made music way easier to learn. When you learn to listen, you realise that there is a lot in the spaces, you […]

Danny Vincent Smith – Bantry, West Cork. 

People of the Wild Atlantic Way -  Danny Vincent Smith - Bantry, West Cork. 'I started painting as long ago as I can remember, this passion for painting started from there. Every hour I would be thinking and looking for some kind of angle for a painting, observing everyday life, watching people's faces, their expressions, […]

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 […]

Neill Clarke – Bantry, West Cork. 

People of the Wild Atlantic Way -  Neill Clarke - Bantry, West Cork. 'I'm inspired by nature, I'm overtaken by the beauty and majesty of everything I see around me in the natural world. Nature is a part of the very essence of our lives. I can remember many Summers messing about in boats in […]

Irene Dunne – Bantry, West Cork. 

People of the Wild Atlantic Way -  Irene Dunne - Bantry, West Cork. 'The story of a song is very important to me and I need to be able to connect and immerse myself in it. If I'm feeling down or going through a difficult time in my life, singing has always had the power […]

Noel Burke – Bantry, West Cork. 

People of the Wild Atlantic Way -  Noel Burke - Bantry, West Cork. 'I often wonder would it be worse to be blind or deaf. I think I'd really miss the music because everyday I listen to music. I just spent a week in America playing music and to be able to play twice a […]

Bernie O’Sullivan – Bantry, West Cork. 

People of the Wild Atlantic Way -  Bernie O'Sullivan - Bantry, West Cork. 'There is a beauty in everything and we must have our eyes open wide enough to see it. My favourite word is a Japanese word - Meraki, which means, doing something with total love and pure soul, leaving a little piece of […]

JJ Crowley – Bantry, West Cork. 

People of the Wild Atlantic Way -  JJ Crowley - Bantry, West Cork. 'I'm a retired publican but still farming and that's what keeps me going, plus a few greyhounds, they are my passion. I travel alot to local meetings such as Clonakilty and Bandon, and then onto Clonmel for the Irish Cup. I even […]

Nora Barry – Bantry, West Cork. 

People of the Wild Atlantic Way -  Nora Barry - Bantry, West Cork. 'I was born on a farm about ten miles from Bantry in a valley called Cappabue North. To get to school in Cappabue South we had to cross over a mountain, which we did twice a day, forty minutes there and back […]

Bean Dolan – Bantry, West Cork. 

People of the Wild Atlantic Way -  Bean Dolan - Bantry, West Cork. 'Music has chosen my life path, it was through music that I first came to Bantry and its why I stayed. There is a rich diverse musical tradition and heritage in the town and it ranges from classical to traditional music, to […]

Rachel Dare – Bantry, West Cork. 

People of the Wild Atlantic Way -  Rachel Dare - Bantry, West Cork. 'My favourite poem is - 'Wild Geese' by Mary Oliver. I feel like its something that speaks very directly to me, it goes beyond just reading a page. I have connected to it so many times in my life when I needed […]

Dickie O’Sullivan ‘Poke’ – Bantry, West Cork. 

People of the Wild Atlantic Way -  Dickie O'Sullivan 'Poke' - Bantry, West Cork. 'I grew up in a house without any electricity and no running water, we had a well two hundred yards from the house and also collected water off the roof in a barrel from the gutters, all clothes were washed by […]

Sherna Malone – Rosscarbery, West Cork. 

People of the Wild Atlantic Way -  Sherna Malone - Rosscarbery, West Cork. 'Life is not a dress rehearsal - everyday is for real, the camera is always rolling.'  

Brian Sheahan – Leap , West Cork. 

People of the Wild Atlantic Way -  Brian Sheahan - Leap, West Cork. 'Before I die I would like to live a little bit longer.'  

Geoff Wycherley – Rosscarbery, West Cork. 

 People of the Wild Atlantic Way -  Geoff Wycherley - Rosscarbery, West Cork. 'My favourite memory from childhood was the long Summer days cycling to the 'Warren' with our clubs across the handle bars to go playing pitch & putt, swimming and fooling around on the dunes with my friends. Is it just me or […]

Kathleen Woumans – Leap, West Cork. 

People of the Wild Atlantic Way -  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! […]