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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 home to realise its true […]

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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, beauty, and love itself. The […]

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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 it well and serenly and […]

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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 us take stock and realise […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.’

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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 […]

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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).’

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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.’

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.’

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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.’

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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’.    

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.  

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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!’  

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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! […]

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Mary Murray – Rosscarbery, West Cork.

Mary Murray – Rosscarbery, West Cork. ‘Before I die I would like to travel and see more of the world. I have travelled to a lot of countries but always returning to Rosscarbery, West Cork, the most beautiful place in the world.’      

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Exhibition – Celtic Ross Hotel, West Cork.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Exhibition at the Celtic Ross Hotel. The exhibition at Cork Airport has finished and all the photographs have been transferred to the Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery where they are now being exhibited until the 13th July, when they will be auctioned and all proceeds will be donated to […]

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Paul Shanahan – Rosscarbery, West Cork.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way –  Paul Shanahan – Rosscarbery, West Cork. ‘My Favourite Memory –  Pairc Uí Rinn, October 16th 2016 at 16.55 … The Andy Scannell Trophy held aloft by Carbery Rangers captain James Fitzpatrick for the first time in our clubs history. A historic day for our club, community and everyone […]

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Fr, Pat O’Sullivan – Leap, West Cork.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way –  Fr, Pat O’Sullivan – Leap, West Cork. ‘What impresses me…is the enthusiasm of the young and the wisdom of the not so young. In a changing, and often confused world, the idealism and social consience of the vast majority of young people never fails to inspire. The calm […]

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Cork Airport Photography Exhibition Part 2 –

  People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Exhibition at Cork Airport. Proudly sponsored by the Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery. A second photograph from the press day for the official opening of the exhibition in Cork Airport. From left to right – Steve Hayes of Rosscarbery, Orla Corkery of Kinsale, myself and Helen Wycherley of […]

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Cork Airport Photography Exhibition –

People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Exhibition at Cork Airport – Proudly sponsored by the Celtic Ross Hotel. Super excited to announce the opening of my ‘People of the Wild Atlantic Way’ photography exhibition at Cork Airport. I would like to take this opportunity to say a big Thank You to the Celtic Ross […]

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Sam McNicholl – Leap, West Cork.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way –  Sam McNicholl – Connolly’s of Leap, West Cork. My favourite passage from a poem is –  ‘What childishness is it that while there’s a breath of life in our bodies, we are determined to rush to see the sun the other way around?’  From the poem – Questions […]

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Julie Migdal – Leap, West Cork.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way –  Julie Migdal – Leap, West Cork. My favourite quote –  ‘If you can’t be a poet, be a poem.’ Everyone has a purpose and a story to tell. We as individuals have to figure out which path to take.  

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Stephen Hodgins – Ardfield, West Cork.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way –  Stephen Hodgins – Dunowen House, Ardfield, West Cork. ‘Often the best journeys you make are the ones where you’ve had to take a detour – the unexpected views are all the more rewarding…’  

Brendan Buckley – Clonakilty, West Cork.

  People of the Wild Atlantic Way –    Brendan Buckley – B&B Shoe Repairs, Clonakilty, West Cork.   ‘There’s no one above you, there’s no one below you. We all look each other dead level in the eye.’  

Anna Clancy – Clonakilty, West Cork.

  People of the Wild Atlantic Way –    Anna Clancy – The Jagged Edge, Clonakilty, West Cork.   ‘What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.’  

Michael Murphy – Clonakilty, West Cork.

  People of the Wild Atlantic Way –    Michael Murphy – MTM Cycles, Clonakilty, West Cork.   ‘You can be rich in different ways – and the important part of that quote is that it begins with yourself and ends with yourself.’  

Chloé Lee, Clonakilty, West Cork.

  People of the Wild Atlantic Way –   Chloé Lee – The Bigger Picture, Clonakilty, West Cork.   ‘Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.’  

‘Dutch’ – Clonakilty, West Cork.

  People of the Wild Atlantic Way –    ‘Dutch’ – Clonakilty Market, West Cork.   This is the second photo of Dutch that I’ve posted. I keep seeing him on market days in the different towns around West Cork and I can never resist a chance to take his photo again.  

Richard Milnes – Timoleague.

  People of the Wild Atlantic Way –    Richard Milnes – Dillon’s Restaurant, Timoleague, West Cork.   ‘Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.        

Frank Keane – Kinsale.

  People of the Wild Atlantic Way –   Frank Keane – Koko Chocolate, Kinsale, West Cork.   ‘We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it chocolate love.’ […]

Colette Nolan – Kinsale.

  People of the Wild Atlantic Way –   Colette Nolan – Vista Bistro, Kinsale, West Cork.   ‘Love your enemies, it will drive them crazy.’  

Fr, Eoin, O.Carm – Kinsale.

  People of the Wild Atlantic Way –   Fr, Eoin Moore, O.Carm – Carmelite Friary, Kinsale, West Cork.   ‘Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.’  

Rafal Sedzimir – Kinsale.

  People of the Wild Atlantic Way –   Rafal Sedzimir – The Canvas Works, Kinsale, West Cork.   ‘Before I die I want to go to New York to do some New York style Salsa dancing and maybe go to Cuba to get in touch with the older generation of Cuban dancers before Salsa […]

John Barrett – Kinsale.

  People of the Wild Atlantic Way –   John Barrett – Barrett Butchers, Kinsale, West Cork.   ‘Too long a struggle makes a stone of the heart.’            

Julien Fiasson – Kinsale.

  People of the Wild Atlantic Way –   Julien Fiasson – Mylie Murphy’s, Kinsale, West Cork.   ‘I was told I smile an awful lot, my response is that smiling makes you live longer.‘  

David Peare – Kinsale.

  People of the Wild Atlantic Way –   David Peare – Ghost Tours, Kinsale, West Cork.   ‘When the minds free, the body’s delicate, so keep busy.’  

Michael Frawley – Kinsale.

  People of the Wild Atlantic Way –   Michael Frawley – The White House, Kinsale.   ‘Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.’            

Eamonn O’Neill – Kinsale.

  People of the Wild Atlantic Way –   Eamonn O’Neill – Fisherman, Kinsale, West Cork.   ‘When your a fisherman, you must go to bed on the same day as you got up.’  

Barry Maloney – Kinsale.

  People of the Wild Atlantic Way –   Barry Maloney – Don & Barry’s Historic Stroll, Kinsale, West Cork.   ‘I’m recently married and before I got married a friend gave me this advice – If at first you don’t succeed, try it your wife’s way – and I’m still learning the full meaning […]

Capt, Phil Devitt – Kinsale.

  People of the Wild Atlantic Way –   Capt, Phil Devitt – Harbour Master, Kinsale, West Cork.   ‘Some days your the dog, some days your the lamp post.’    

Paul McGovern – Kinsale.

  People of the Wild Atlantic Way –   Paul McGovern – Kinsale Maritime Walks, West Cork.   ‘Yesterday I was clever so I wanted to change the world, today I  am wise so I am changing myself.’    

John O’Mahony – Kinsale.

  People of the Wild Atlantic Way –   John O’Mahony – Fisherman, Kinsale.   ‘If I give to the people ashore, the sea will give back to me – We bring fish up to the Spaniard Pub and cook it on the fire, have a sing song and make people happy, especially the elderly. […]

Billy McVitty – Kinsale.

  People of the Wild Atlantic Way –   Billy McVitty – The Canvas Works, Kinsale.   ‘My advice to my younger self is to do what you want to do and follow your dreams.’  

Gillian Murphy – Kinsale.

  People of the Wild Atlantic Way –   Gillian Murphy – Greenhouse & Other Stories, Kinsale, West Cork.   ‘A smooth sea never made a skilful sailor.’  

Rocky – Kinsale.

  People of the Wild Atlantic Way –   Rocky – General Dealer, Hawker, Fortune Teller, Horse Dealer & Dead Donkey Skinner.   ‘Live life to the full, enjoy every day, be right with people, be honest and you’ll always have work and friendship.’  

Adrian Wistreich – Kinsale.

  People of the Wild Atlantic Way –   Adrian Wistreich – Kinsale Pottery & Art School, West Cork.   ‘Art is optimistic, suffering is justified as soon as it becomes the raw material of beauty.’    

Christophe Moreau – Kinsale.

  People of The Wild Atlantic Way –   Christophe Moreau – Twisted Restaurant, Kinsale, West Cork.   ‘My advice to my younger self is don’t change anything and your life will be full of surprises.’  

Dermot Ryan – Kinsale.

  People of the Wild Atlantic Way –   Dermot Ryan – Kinsale Heritage Town Walks, West Cork.   ‘Before I die I would like to make time stand still and just continue on as I am.’  

Piluca Garcia – Kinsale.

  People of the Wild Atlantic Way –   Piluca Garcia – Hamish Hawkin, Kinsale. West Cork.   ‘My advice to my younger self would be to follow you gut instinct because its right, somebody else’s advice may not be. If you make a mistake you have nobody else to blame but yourself, which means […]

Jerome – People of the Wild Atlantic Way.

  Jerome Lordan – Kinsale Harbour Cruises, West Cork.   ‘Music, fog and sailing, three pieces of magic.’   The quote is a native seanfocal from Cape Clear – ‘Ceol, ceo, seoltóireacht, trí páirt den draíocht.’  

Clodagh – People of the Wild Atlantic Way.

Clodagh Murray – Granny’s Bottom Drawer, Kinsale, West Cork.   ‘What inspires me is going to Inishbofin, renting the house out there on East beach . Leaving the house in the morning after breakfast and spending the whole day walking around the island, chatting to people, stopping for a pint, having lunch somewhere and not […]

Orla – People of the Wild Atlantic Way.

  Orla Corkery – Sienna Boutique, Kinsale, West Cork.   ‘Colour inspires me, it enhances beauty, it influences my work and my art and both are linked together in a much bigger story. I have been painting since I was a child and it has been a major part of my life.’      

Naomi – People of Temple Bar.

    Click photo to enlarge –    Naomi – Find-Vintage Homestore, Cows Lane, Temple Bar.   ‘Before I die I would like to visit the San Telmo, Flea Market, Buenos Aires, Argentina, with a pocket full of cash.’  

Clara – People of Temple Bar.

  Click image to enlarge –    Clara – The New Theatre, Essex Street, East, Temple Bar.   ‘Before I die I would like to build as much human solidarity with other people as I can.’  

Norbert – People of Temple Bar.

Click photo to enlarge –    Norbert – Dublin Ink, Cows Lane, Temple Bar.   ‘Before I die I would like to visit and experience something similar to the floating islands in the movie  Avatar.’        

Ada – People of Temple Bar.

    Click photo to enlarge –    Ada – Queen of Tarts, Cows Lane, Temple Bar.   ‘Before I die I would like to rehabilitate mentally injured horses through natural horsemanship and holistic therapies and bear happy children.’  

Shanna – People Of Temple Bar.

    Click photo to enlarge –    Shanna – Cows Lane Designer Studio, Essex St, West, Temple Bar.   ‘Before I die I would like to conquer my fear of heights so I can go rock climbing.’  

Bob – People of Temple Bar.

    Click photo to enlarge –    Bob – the Gutter Bookshop, Cows Lane, Temple Bar.   ‘Before I die I would like to be able to say thank you to everyone who has supported me through my life.’  

Eugene – People of Temple Bar.

    Click photo to enlarge –    Eugene – Connolly Books, Essex St, East, Temple Bar.   ‘Before I die I would like to see a change of government within this state to a progressive left government that would actually care for and put the people ahead of everything else.’  

Kevin – People of Temple Bar.

    Click photo to enlarge –    Kevin – Dublin Ink, Cows Lane, Temple Bar.   ‘Before I die I want to be a space cowboy and retire to a ranch on Mars and die there.’  

Mark – The Garden, Cows Lane.

    Click image to enlarge –    Mark – The Garden, Cows Lane, Temple Bar.   ‘Before I die I would like to visit Greenland to experience the barrenness of the landscape, the people, their culture. It seems to be a bit untouched from the real world.’  

Matthew – Dublin Ink, Cows Lane.

    Click image to enlarge –   Matthew – Dublin Ink, Cows Lane, Temple Bar.   ‘Before I die I would love to go to Japan and find the island where all the Pokemon are living and catch every one of them. I’ve always believed in the legend about them, its like Santa and […]

Dani – People of Temple Bar.

    Click photo to enlarge –    Dani – Dublin Ink, Cows Lane, Temple Bar.   ‘Before I die I would like to visit Cuba before the fall of Castro to experience the music, the culture, the dance, the old cars, the coloured buildings and the sun.’  

Lou Lou – People of Temple Bar.

    Click photo to enlarge –    Lou Lou – Scout Boutique, Essex St, West, Temple Bar.   ‘Before I die I would like to visit Rome to see Michelangelo’s frescoes on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.’  

Neil – People of Temple Bar.

    Click photo to enlarge –    Neil – Tamp &  Stitch, Essex St, West, Temple Bar.   ‘Before I die I would like to drive the West Coast of America in a convertible, from Northern Washington State right down to Southern California and then across up to New York on Route 66.  I’d […]

Hugh – People of Temple Bar.

    Click  photo to enlarge –    Hugh – Lazy Bike Tours, Essex St, West, Temple Bar.   ‘Before I die I would like to Stand Up Paddle the length of the River Shannon from the source to the sea.’      

Ash – People of Temple Bar.

    Click photo to enlarge –    Ash – Run Logic, Essex St, West, Temple Bar.   ‘Before I die I would like to sail around the world visiting places like Bora Bora, Tahiti, The Cook Islands and Japan. Basically sailing along the Equator belt, living in shorts for a year or two, surviving on […]

Wendy – People of Temple Bar.

    Click photo to enlarge –    Wendy – Scout Boutique, Essex St, West, Temple Bar.   ‘Before I die I would like to take my son to Tokyo to experience the city, the street style and show him all the music spots because his Dad has been there already.’