Mayfield Birds of Prey

Willie Corcoran runs Mayfield Birds of Prey in Waterford.  It’s rare to meet someone who has such a passion and love in what they do. We were drawn in by the stories he had for each bird and descriptions of their personalities. Set in the old workhouse in Kilmacthomas, Willie made sure the booking was only us, he strongly believes in promoting wildlife and their welfare. We (four of us) were the audience for over an hour and a half and were granted the opportunity to hold, feed and fly the birds, an experience that I really can not put …

House in Leitrim

This project by Studio Red Architects required a large family home to be built on a beautiful site sloping down to Lough Melvin, Co. Leitrim.  The building is split into 3 distinct volumes – bedroom, living and leisure.  The volumes and materials are derived from simple agricultural buildings in order to bed into the landscape.     

10 Days… Venice, Tuscany, Rome

Our first time in Italy, our first time on holidays together in fact…  we spent 10 amazing days in this beautiful country. from the maze that is the canals of Venice, to the blissful peace of the Tuscan countryside to the chaos of the streets of Rome, we truly fell in love with Italy and will be back soon…  

Streets of Dublin

I took these in September 2013, but never got the chance to upload them here to my blog. This is a set of shots I took from our digital marketing partner based in Dublin, Tinderpoint. The ever-talented creative team at Emagine designed their website frontend, but we needed a series of edgy photos to match their contemporary brand. Tinderpoint didn’t want your typical ‘Failte Ireland’ portrayal of Dublin. Not that’s there’s anything wrong with that, they just wanted to put their own stamp on their view of the streets of Dublin with a somewhat ‘grittier’ look & feel.  

‘Tis a soft ‘ol day

A simple little video I put together on a typical rainy Sunday afternoon in my parents back garden. Little did I know that theJournal.ie would pick up on it. Their page received over 21,000 views and with the video being played 3,500 times overnight, I’m calling this one, it’s official…  I went viral 🙂

Sunny Saltee Islands

We were seriously lucky with an exceptional day on Great Saltee. The Saltee Islands, comprising of the Great and Little Saltee, are located approximately 5km off the coast of Co Wexford. The island is privately owned, but is a wildlife refuge that can be accessed during the day via a boat from Kilmore Quay. It is famous for its puffin population but unfortunately we were a little early to witness their annual visit to the island which occurs in June/July. I’ll need to borrow a monster 500mm for the next time, my 70-200mm just didn’t cut it for wildlife closeups.