Posts by Shay Hunston

Declan Wiseman – Castletownbere, West Cork.

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

Sheila O’Driscoll – Castletownbere, West Cork.

Caroline O’Donnell – Ballydehob, West Cork.

People of Ballydehob Exhibition –

John Joe Bowen – Sheeps Head, West Cork.

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

Cormac Whooley, Sheep’s Head, West Cork.

Brian O’Driscoll, Castletownbere, West Cork.

Mary O’Brien – Sheeps Head, West Cork.

Toni McDermott – Leap, West Cork.

Wayne Sheehy – Sheep’s Head, West Cork.

People of the Sheep’s Head Peninsula Exhibition.

Anne Marie Cronin – Castletownbere, West Cork.

Michael Orpen – Castletownbere, West Cork.

Lizzie Reid – Castletownbere, West Cork.

Pat O’Driscoll – Castletownbere, West Cork.

Aoife Doolan – Bantry, West Cork.

Siobhán Murphy – Castletownbere, West Cork.

Kieran Murphy – Castletownbere, West Cork.

Pat Murphy – Castletownbere, West Cork.

Tim Healy – Leap, West Cork.

Eileen McNicholl – Leap, West Cork.

Kat Koch – Bantry, West Cork.

Danny Vincent Smith – Bantry, West Cork.

People of Leap Photography Exhibition –

Neill Clarke – Bantry, West Cork.

Irene Dunne – Bantry, West Cork.

Noel Burke – Bantry, West Cork.

Bernie O’Sullivan – Bantry, West Cork.

JJ Crowley – Bantry, West Cork.

Nora Barry – Bantry, West Cork.

Bean Dolan – Bantry, West Cork.

Rachel Dare – Bantry, West Cork.

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

Sherna Malone – Rosscarbery, West Cork.

Brian Sheahan – Leap , West Cork.

Geoff Wycherley – Rosscarbery, West Cork.

Kathleen Woumans – Leap, West Cork.

Mary Murray – Rosscarbery, West Cork.

Exhibition – Celtic Ross Hotel, West Cork.

Paul Shanahan – Rosscarbery, West Cork.

Eileen Hayes – Rosscarbery, West Cork.

Fr, Pat O’Sullivan – Leap, West Cork.

Fiona Calnan – Rosscarbery, West Cork.

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 […]

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 […]