Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sunfish in Cahersiveen but no Sun at the moment

Here is a Sunfish snapped at Dolus Head near Cahersiveen.
Sunfish are native to temperate and tropical waters. They swim at depths of up to 600m and can get up to 1000 kg in weight. This one was more like 50 kg and was just hanging out on the surface.
Photo taken from boat by Paul Murphy

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Killoluaig Gable Shrine

This photograph was taken in Ireland several kilometres off the Ring of Kerry road in the townland of Killoluaig between Cahersiveen and Portmagee. The structure is referred to as a Coptic style shrine or gabled shrine and contains the relics of a saint possibly eighth century. Visible within the shrine are a collection of scallop shells these were carried by pilgrims and left in or around the shrine.

photo and text by James Kirwan, camera: Nikon Coolpix P100

Monday, July 12, 2010

Cahersiveen Ring Forts

Cahergall and Leacanabuale ring forts are located side by side. The one closest to you is completely reconstructed, and therefore is as perfect an example of a ring fort as you will find in the area (and there are many!)-- if not the most authentic. While Stague Fort, also on the Ring of Kerry, is in a much more picturesque setting, Cahergall has the advantage of being climb-able, and you can better check out the construction, tiny rooms, and view from the top. Therefore, its probably the best ring fort in County Kerry, and after seeing it (and climbing on it!) the others probably won't seem like much to look at.
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The two ring forts are located outside Cahersiveen in a part called Over the Water, not to far from Ballycarbery Castle which is good to see from the ring forts. Both places are great locations for photography and full of interesting details.

World Wide Photo Walk, Ballinskelligs July 24

Hello everybody,
join Michael Herrmann on this year´s Worldwide Photowalk in Ballinskelligs, register online if you want to send in your photos for others to look and for you to be able to win a prize. (To register officially you need to click on the green "Join this Photowalk" button and proceed from there ).
You can also just come along without registering but it would be great if you would let me know beforehand ( call on 087 6606586 ).
Let´s hope we´ll have some nice weather, there will definitely be a vast number of photo shot opportunities.

See you there, Michael