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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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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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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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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 […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Geoff Wycherley – Rosscarbery, West Cork.

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

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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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Eileen Hayes – Rosscarbery, West Cork.

People of the Wild Atlantic Way –  Eileen Hayes – Rosscarbery, West Cork. ‘My favourite memory from childhood –  Having grown up on a farm, there was never a dull moment. The highlight of the year was always the treshing. Eight to ten neighbours would come and help and we looked forward to a half […]

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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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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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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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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 […]

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.        

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.’  

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.’  

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 […]