Posts by Shay Hunston

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 home to realise its true […]

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'.  

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.'    

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.'  

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, beauty, and love itself. The […]

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 it well and serenly and […]

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 us take stock and realise […]

Dan O’Regan – Schull, West Cork.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project -  Dan O'Regan - Schull, West Cork. 'Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner'.

Ann Murphy – Schull, West Cork.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project -  Ann Murphy - Schull, West Cork. 'My perfect day ...... On a calm sunny morning to head out on my kayak with Ruby (my dog) to Long Island, then walk to the beacon on the eastern side and have a picnic. Or to swim out the […]

Vince Ahern – Schull, West Cork.

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

Geraldine Thomas – Schull, West Cork.

 People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project -  Geraldine Thomas - Schull, West Cork.

Paul Phillips – Schull, West Cork.

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

Fingal Ferguson – Gubbeen, Schull, West Cork.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project -  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.

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

Johanna Fitzmaurice – Schull, West Cork.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project -  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.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project -  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).'

Lily Murnane – Kenmare, Kerry.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project -  Lily Murnane - Kenmare, Kerry. 'My favourite song is 'Man in the Mirror' by Michael Jackson because the song tells me that making a difference in the world has to start with me.'

Mick O’Callaghan – Schull, West Cork.

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

Conor Daly – Kenmare, Kerry.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project -  Conor Daly - Kenmare, Kerry. 'I Am Kerry I am Kerry like my mother before me And my mother's mother and her man Now I sit on an office stool remembering And the memory of them like a fan Soothes the embers into flame. I am […]

Aidan Murnane – Kenmare, Kerry.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project -  Aidan Murnane - Kenmare, Kerry. 'The best advice for life that I would give someone is to live your life without regrets, and to live a life fulfilled, with happiness and laughter to be your best friends.'

Fiona O’Dwyer – Kenmare, Kerry.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project -  Fiona O'Dwyer - Kenmare, Kerry.

Sean O’Shea – Kenmare, Kerry.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project -  Sean O'Shea - Kenmare, Kerry. My favourite quote - 'Hard work will always overcome natural talent when natural talent does not work hard enough.'

Mickey Ned O’Sullivan – Kenmare, Kerry.

 People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project -  Mickey Ned O'Sullivan - Kenmare, Kerry. 'One can achieve anything as long as one is not concerned about who gets the credit.'

Edel Crowley – Kenmare, Kerry.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project -  Edel Crowley - Kenmare, Kerry. 'My favourite  memory from childhood .... spending Christmas night at my grandmothers bar (Crowley's Bar, Henry Street, Kenmare). The whole family would gather (we have a very large family). Aunts, uncles, cousins, we would spend the evening drinking as much minerals […]

John O’Sullivan – Kenmare, Kerry.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project -  John O'Sullivan - Kenmare, Kerry. 'My favourite song is - My Heart and I. The reason is, I always sing it in a duet with my wife Eileen on social occasions. I have many happy memories of it'.    

Jason Lee – Ballydehob, West Cork.

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

James O’Sullivan – Sheep’s Head, West Cork.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project -  James O'Sullivan - Sheep's Head, West Cork. 'When I was younger I went away to work, thinking every where else was better. I had to go away to appreciate  the place I came from and this appreciation drew me back. This is where I'm happiest, living […]

Patricia O’Sullivan – Ballydehob, West Cork.

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

Andrew Street, Ballydehob, West Cork.

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

Margaret Downey Harrington – Castletownbere, West Cork.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project -  Margaret Downey Harrington - Castletownbere, West Cork. 'I've been involved in the fishing industry all my life, my father was a fisherman and my grandfather and great grandfather were fishermen. I've always had a deep connection with the sea. A cherished memory from childhood is a […]

Ana Barrett – Ballydehob, West Cork.

 People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project -  Ana Barrett - Ballydehob, West Cork. 'The following is a few lines from one of my favourite songs..... 'Something good comes with the bad, A song is never just sad. There's hope, there's a silver lining.' First Aid Kit - My Silver Lining.  

Teddy Black – Castletownbere, West Cork.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project -  Teddy Black - Castletownbere, West Cork. 'The thing I love doing most of all is story telling because its an escape from reality but it is also very entertaining for people. I've been telling stories since childhood. My grandmother had a restaurant and boarding house. People […]

Elaine Spillane – Sheep’s Head, West Cork.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project -  Elaine Spillane - Sheep's Head, West Cork. 'I love to travel but I also love coming home more , home is the Sheep's Head Peninsula  - and they say that 'home is where the heart is', and mine is in Kilcrohane. Home is where the people […]

Peadar Lowney – Castletownbere, West Cork.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project -  Peadar Lowney - Castletownbere, West Cork. 'My perfect day would start with a walk from the castle at Dunboy, up into the woods to the harbour mouth to where you can sit on a rock looking out across to the Ardnakinna Lighthouse on Bere Island, watching […]

Shane Barrett – Ballydehob, West Cork.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project -  Shane Barrett - Ballydehob, West Cork. 'I like to practice awareness and return to the present moment. The realisation of One's own presence in the universe dissolves all worry and is very relaxing. Thich Nhat Hanh, the Buddist awareness guru reminds us, to remind ourselves; 'breath, […]

Brid Hanley – Castletownbere, West Cork.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project -  Brid Hanley - Castletownbere, West Cork. 'Summer holidays are my favourite memories from childhood. I was born on a farm near Kealkill. On sunny days we would go swimming in the river with our friends and not come home till evening, we had the run of […]

David Fenton – Castletownbere, West Cork.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project -  David Fenton - Castletownbere, West Cork. 'The local GAA club inspires me, it galvanises the community. GAA pitches are pride and place in every town, village and parish. I play for the local team with friends and neighbours, you get to meet people and make friendships […]

Colm Rooney – Ballydehob, West Cork.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project -  Colm Rooney  - Ballydehob, West Cork. 'Spike Milligan was a gas man with many strings to his bow. I have always loved his work. This poem, dedicated to his daughter reflects how I feel about my family. To My Daughter Jane by Spike Milligan I cannot […]

Sandra O’Shea – Castletownbere, West Cork.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project -  Sandra O'Shea - Castletownbere, West Cork. 'My favourite view on the Beara is coming home along the road from Ardrigole with the peninsula stretched out ahead of me. The sea on my left with Bere Island in the distance, the formidable Hungry Hill on my right […]