The Franciscan friary at Muckross was founded in 1448 by Donal McCarthy Mor. The abbey was raided frequently by marauders, suppressed by order of Henry VIII and was finally sacked by Cromwell’s troops under General Ludlow in 1652. Today, the abbey is largely roofless but otherwise in surprisingly good condition. It is well worth to bring a […]Read more "Gallery: The Muckross Friary near Killarney"
3. Valentia Island A trip to Valentia Island is a popular detour for those travelling along the iconic Ring of Kerry. It also offers a wealth of beautiful locations for landscape photographers. As for me, I have to admit that my impressions were not entirely favorable during the first visit. Crossing the bridge from Portmagee over to the […]Read more "Top 5 Locations for Landscape Photography in Kerry, Ireland (Part 3)"
Since I was watching steam locomotives as a kid I can’t help being fascinated by railways, especially historic ones. My son (approaching 3) has apparently inherited that interest, so on a sunny day in November 2014 we packed up and went to look for what is left of the Tralee & Dingle Railway. The narrow-gauge […]Read more "Tralee and Dingle Railway – Information Wanted"
2. Gap of Dunloe Today I am going to take you south across the Dingle Bay and into the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks. One of the most spectacular features in that chain of rugged mountains is the Gap of Dunloe, a steep valley that cuts the ridge in two. Yes, the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks is a mountain ridge! Don’t worry, to […]Read more "Top 5 Locations for Landscape Photography in Kerry, Ireland (Part 2)"
A second gallery of images taken at the 4th Killarney Adventure Race in October. The next Killarney Adventure Race is going to take place on the St. Patrick’s weekend, 14 March 2015. Aparently there are only 300 starters in each of the two categories, so you might want to book early. More information at www.stpatricksdayadventurerace.com More photos […]Read more "Killarney Adventure Race 2014"
When I started on this blog post, I intended to write one of the typical top-something lists. I soon realized that with the information I wanted to convey it would be too long for a single article. To make reading easier, I will publish my list of landscape shooting locations in five parts, so bear with me […]Read more "Top 5 Locations for Landscape Photography in Kerry, Ireland (Part 1)"
It promised to be the ideal day: high seas coming in from the North Atlantic, the wind speed just about acceptable and at the same time sunny skies. So, after checking every available forecast, I told my wife, ‘See you in a bit’. Only, ‘a bit’ turned out to be five hours of shooting one […]Read more "Gallery: Meeting Gonzalo* – Shots from a stormy day"