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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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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 like them.       […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 […]

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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, […]

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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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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 […]

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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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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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Fiona Calnan – Rosscarbery, West Cork.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way –  Fiona Calnan – Rosscarbery, West Cork. My favourite saying –  ‘It is what it is!’ ‘Life can throw many things at you, good and not so good, and you can either fight it or accept it! fighting or ignoring it gets you nowhere, you have to embrace the […]

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People of Rosscarbery Exhibition.

People of Rosscarbery on the Wild Atlantic Way –  Neill Flavin – Rosscarbery, West Cork. Favourite quote – ‘Don’t think about things too much’. Great celebrations last night at the launch of the ‘Meet the Neighbours – People of Rosscarbery Exhibition’ at the Celtic Ross Hotel as part of their 20th anniversary celebrations. Helen Wycherley, Neil […]

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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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Nora Hubbert – Rosscarbery, West Cork.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way –  Nora Hubbert – Rosscarbery, West Cork. ‘What inspires me –  My lifestyle, my hobbies and my work evolves around crafts, craft creation and craft sales. My inspiration comes from the fantastic place we live, on the shores of Rosscarbery Bay, with beautiful scenery, stunning coastline and wonderful safe […]

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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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Liz Crowley – Skibbereen, West Cork.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way –  Liz Crowley – Apple Betty’s Cafe, Skibbereen, West Cork. My Perfect Day –  ‘Walking woodland pathways on leaves of rust and gold, to reach the seashore where reflections of mountains, trees and boats sat on the calm still water. Ripples ran across the surface as the twigs he […]

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Sean Murray – Skibbereen, West Cork.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way –  Sean Murray – Sean Murray’s Fashions, Skibbereen, West Cork. My Perfect Day –  ‘Early breakfast followed by a one hour swim in the sea. Home for roast chicken dinner with my wife and kids and a long walk in Lough Hyne woods after. To finish the day, a […]

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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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Susan O’Regan – Skibbereen, West Cork.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way –  Susan O’Regan – Irish Wheelchair Shop, Skibbereen, West Cork. My Perfect Day –  ‘A perfect day is any day I can get close enough to watch the waves make towards our West Coast shore. The tide constantly ebbs and flows, leaving its rippling signature on the sand. Connecting […]

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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.’  

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.  

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.’