Glendalough which translated to English means “The Valley of the two lakes” is an ancient glacial valley in County Wicklow, Ireland. Wicklow is on the eastern side of the country close to County Dublin. It is well renowned for its early medieval monastic settlement which was founded in the 6th century by Saint Kevin and features a 30 metre tall round tower that was build with local Granite.
Glendalough is only 40-60 minutes drive from Dublin and is a great place to go if only here for a short visit.
Visit discover Ireland’s website here to find out all the info here about the trek.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 struck Nepal on the 25th of April 2015, killing over four thousand people and counting. It has injured and displaced an uncountable number at this early stage. The people affected have been sleeping on the streets in open areas and are running out of water, food and medical supplies. Electricity and communication networks are also down at this time.
Kathmandu has population density of only 97 square meters so you can imagine what it can be like there!
These people need serious help at this early stage….you can help if you like by donating to Unicef who are preparing cargo planes to airlift of 120 tonnes of much needed humanitarian supplies including food, medical supplies, tents and blankets.
You can donate here: http://www.unicef.org/
The man asked me to take his picture while I was strolling around the morning market of Psar Nat in Battambang. He spotted that I had a camera and asked me to take his picture.
Psar Nat is a fine example of some of the markets in Cambodia. Most restaurants and families will trade and buy all the produce they need at these markets. Visiting the markets can give you a good insight to cambodian life.
A foggy and frozen Lough Rea, Loughrea, Co.Galway, Ireland.
This shot was taken at an earlier stage of the Annapurna Circuit trek in Nepal. It just shows the magnitude of what lies ahead on this trek.
January 2013 the New York skyline as seen from the 102nd floor of the Empire State building.
Some street shot taken in Kathmandu, Nepal, March 2014.
Junction nine at the Killarney Historic stages rally.
There was a really clear sky last night driving through Co.Mayo.
The combination of no light pollution and a cloudless sky can really help in achieving a long exposure photograph like this.
The bay was unusually still and clear on the coastal town of Belmullet this week so I had to pull over and grab this photograph.
Belmullet is a small fishing village in Co.Mayo on the west coast of Ireland.
On the road from Navan to Mullingar. Passed this place many times but never got a chance to stop and snap a shot!
Along the N51, Rathmore, Co.Meath
Photo shoot with the very talented musician from Co.Westmeath, Amy Quirke.
This was the second time I left my comforts of shooting landscapes and what not to shoot portraits.
These photos were captured at the protected raised bog in Killucan, Co.Westmeath.
Make up by Karen Ward.
In August I took the long four hour drive to the north of Ireland to catch a glimpse of the northern lights. There wasn’t much solar activity nor was there much clear skies.
Theses two pics were the best we could get during the brief twenty minute or so clear sky.
Horn Head is a peninsula in Donegal, North West Ireland, close to Dunfanaghy.
The Thorung La Pass is one of the highest mountain passes in the world at 17,769 ft.
I walked the 200 odd kilometre Annapurna circuit trek in March 2014 to cross this pass.
RIP to all the trekkers that tragically died there last week.
I didn’t realise how far above the clouds we were during our trek till I reached Muktinath. Getting to Muktinath was a three hours trek after the Thorong La Pass.
This little village is 13,000 feet above see level. At this stage in my 19 day trek the air wasn’t as thin as it was earlier in the day but still roughly 60% oxygen!!
Leaving Manang (11,545 ft) after one day acclimatization was hard. Looking back to get this shot though I was glad to be moving on to find out what lay ahead of me in the Himalaya.
An old petrol station northwest Donegal. Not too sure of the exact location. I wonder when it closed.
I have looked online everywhere to try and identify these little beasts. Can anyone identify them because I cant!!
The sun here in Westmeath just does not want to stop shining, Long may it last!
End of the summer
Going to the Pantheon is the perfect opportunity for tourists to get their obligatory roman holiday snaps.
The galley was commissioned in 1580 by Pope Gregory XIII as part of other artistic works commissioned by the Pope to decorate the Vatican. It took Danti three years (1580–1583) to complete the 40 panels of the 120 m long gallery.
The Roman Pantheon is the most preserved and influential building of ancient Rome.
Bullock Harbour in Dalkey, Co.Dublin, Ireland
One of the best places to catch a sunset in Ireland during the summer!
Poon Hill, Ghorepani, Nepal. Poon hill is probably one of the most famous viewing treks in the world.
Looking back at Manang, Nepal from 11,545 ft.
The local hound lounging in the sun.
Many of the people that are based in Kathmandu have moved there from the mountains in search of better work.
It’s not very hard to notice the difference between traditional Nepali people from some of the more modern city dwellers.
Walk in the footsteps of St.Kevin along the 10 kilometre spink loop around the two lakes of Glendalough.
Glendalough is a glaciated valley in the Wicklow mountains with average heights of around 1500 feet.
Lilliput is an area at Lough Ennell, Co Westmeath. It is said to be the inspiration for Jonathon Swift’s most famous book Gulliver’s Travels.
Lough Derravaragh, County Westmeath.
Derravaragh is best known for the Children of Lir who apparently dwelled there as swans for 300 years.
Tudenham House lies on the western shore of lough Ennell in Mullingar, Co.Westmeath, Ireland.
A small example of beautiful mosaic work that can be found in New York’s Subway stations.
The Broad Street station can be found in the financial district of Manhattan.
The Custom House is an 18th-century building in Dublin, Ireland which houses the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government.
It is located on the north bank of the River Liffey, on Custom House Quay.
Some people found that descending 5,200 ft from the Thorong La Pass to Muktinath was the most difficult.
This is the view from Thorong High camp at 15,748 feet which is 4800 metres. It is the final night stop before going over the Thorong La Pass which is at a height of 17,769 feet (5,416 metres).