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My Love Affair with Cahir, County Tipperary

Cahir, County Tipperary, is one of my favorite places in Ireland.  Traveling to Ireland without stopping in Chair for a few hours seems ... well, wrong.  In fact, in December 2014, while basing in County Wicklow, I heard Cahir's 'call' loud and clear.  Enough that I drove more than two hours and stayed the night, just so that… Continue reading My Love Affair with Cahir, County Tipperary

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A Mountain’s Purple Carpet :: The Knockmealdown’s

The first time I heard of the Knockmealdown Mountains was the first morning in Ireland at breakfast. We were sitting next to an English couple and they were discussing the previous day's tour.  We must have had that 'where do we start' (a.k.a., deer in the headlight) look and took pity on us.  One thing that they… Continue reading A Mountain’s Purple Carpet :: The Knockmealdown’s

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Ireland in December

Thinking about traveling to Ireland in December? Wondering what it is really like? While I am not an expert, I can share what I have found from my two trips in south County Tipperary (2012) and County Wicklow (2014). The Weather. The published average temperature is 48F. I have found that it is relatively accurate.… Continue reading Ireland in December

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The Story Behind the Images

It is time for a reboot of the site! My style continues to evolve. While I still work to capture that iconic ruin or landscape image, I now find myself pausing along the way. Instead of walking past a bench, a stone wall or even a tree, I stop. I take a breath and work… Continue reading The Story Behind the Images

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Sunrise at Rock of Cashel, Cashel, County Tipperary

I am not a morning person; never have been.  While I work on it, I find that I fall into the category of a 'slow mover' in the morning.  The idea of catching a sunrise, regardless of the country, isn't something that I gravitate towards.  But Tammy wanted that sunrise with the Rock of Cashel.… Continue reading Sunrise at Rock of Cashel, Cashel, County Tipperary