Bert’s Boat

Bert’s Boat in snow, Dunfanaghy, Co Donegal, Ireland

Lough Neagh – Game of Thrones

Lough Neagh - Game of Thrones location
The location for the Summer Sea in Game of Thrones, Lough Neagh, Antrim, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland

Glenevin Waterfall

Glenevin Waterfall

Glenevin Waterfall
Glenevin Waterfall, Clonmany, Inishowen, Donegal, Ireland

Caves of Kesh

Caves of Kesh
Caves of Kesh, Keshcorran, Sligo, Ireland

Kesh Caves
In Irish mythology the caves of Kesh were believed to be an entrance to the the Otherworld. One story tells how, when on a hunt, Fionn mac Cumhaill, head of the Fianna, was put under enchantment by three witches along with a troop of his men. The witches were the daughters of Conaran of the supernatural race Tuatha de Danaan who ruled in the underworld of Keshcorran. As the witches prepared to kill their captives the last of the hunting party Goll mac Morna encounters them and in a hard fought engagement slices in half two witches then beheads them and gets the better of the third putting her into bondage. In exchange for her life she agrees to dissolve the enchantment on Fionn and his Fianna. Diarmuid and Gráinne are also said to have sought refuge in the caves as the lovers evade Fionn mac Cumhaill who Gráinne had been betrothed to. Another story tells how the high king of Ireland Cormac mac Airt was born at the foot of Keshcorran and reared by a she-wolf with her cubs in the caves.

Keshcorran

Caves of Kesh

Caves of Kesh

Caves of Kesh

Traditional Jack O’ Lantern 2017

Traditional Jack O’ Lantern

Last year I made a couple of Jack O’ Lanterns and kept them… they shriveled up and shrunk, that’s them beside the new one I made for Hallowe’en 2017. You can see how one of the shriveled ones looked originally here http://www.tonyoneill.org/2016/10/27/irish-jack-o-lantern/

Traditional Jack O’ Lantern

Traditional Jack O’ Lantern

Atlantic Bar

Atlantic Bar
Atlantic Bar, Portrush, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland – Kodak HIE infrared film

Rusting Avenger Car

Rusting Hillman Avenger Car
Abandoned rusting Hillman Avenger Car, Co Donegal, Ireland

On Newcastle Beach

Newcastle Beach
Sandcastles and sleepers on Newcastle beach, Newcastle, Co Down, Northern Ireland

Nancy’s Bar

Nancy's Bar
Chas McHugh aka Nancy’s Bar, Ardara, Co Donegal, Ireland. circa 1980