Clouds & Kayaks, Achill Island

The clouds do strange things on Achill Island. There’s probably a very simple meteorological explanation. But I’m just happy to appreciate it and photograph the results when the opportunity arises. As well as being the largest island off the Irish coast, Achill is also the most beautiful. On a sunny day, it’s simply an exhilarating place to be. You never …

Poulnabrone Rainbow

Irish weather can be a fickle creature. It’s not that unusual to experience sunshine and rain together in the one place at the same time – particularly in the summer. But to witness a fleeting rainbow over a sunlit Neolithic monument estimated to be at least 5,000 years old was a bit special. Poulnabrone Dolmen in the Burren in County …

Classiebawn Castle #1

Fans of the Netflix series The Crown may not be aware of the British Royals tragic connection with the eerily majestic Classiebawn Castle in Mullaghmore, County Sligo. Classiebawn sits in one of the most spectacular locations in Ireland, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and in the shadow of the mighty Ben Bulben. From 1950 for nearly three decades, the castle was …