JJ Fanagh's photos with the Ireland

Powerscourt, Co. Wicklow (Roger Doyle)

Powerscourt, Co. Wicklow (Roger Doyle)
Irish composer Roger Doyle has a contemplative moment next to the Powerscourt big lawn (Co. Wicklow, Ireland).
Added on June  8, 2009

Ballymaloe Cooking School - courtyard

Ballymaloe Cooking School - courtyard
The interior courtyard, where the hens hang out (as well as the students during breaks). Entrance to the working herb garden is in the centre.
Added on June  1, 2009

Ardmore's Bay - County Waterford

Ardmore's Bay - County Waterford
Relatively high blustery winds despite the warmer day - good surfing weather. No swimmers or beach-combers had decided to venture out.
Added on May 26, 2009

Cnoc Gréine - Pallas Green (high view)

Cnoc Gréine - Pallas Green (high view)
Several springs emanate to the left, and beyond the furthest can be seen the outlines of a significant prehistoric structure on the ridge. Below it is the "Gréine pool."

The standing stone to the right (seen from its end) is ovoid, and wider than thick…
Added on May 26, 2009

Ardmore Graveyard, County Waterford

Ardmore Graveyard, County Waterford
The graveyard and monks refuge tower adjacent to St. Declan's church, overlooking the bay adjacent to Ardmore.

The tower itself, one of the best-preserved in Ireland, was constructed to permit monks to pull the monastery's chalice, texts and other valu…
Added on May 18, 2009

St. Nicholas Cathedral, Galway - forward apse

St. Nicholas Cathedral, Galway - forward apse
Panorama taken during the noontime public organ rehearsal.
Added on February  2, 2009

Knockainny Churchyard - altar

Knockainny Churchyard - altar
One of Michael Quinlan's summer projects in the Old Church graveyard at Knockainny, Co. Limerick was to locate and raise the original Catholic altar. After one false find (a flat gravestone. which after he removed sod, proved not to be what he was looki…
Added on July 26, 2008

Summit Spring - Knockroe

Summit Spring - Knockroe
Adjacent to the site of an ancient hillfort, marked by the whitethorn to the right, water still seeps out year round. Formerly enclosed by a low stone wall (the stones have been scattered or mostly re-utilised to build field walls on the hillsides below)…
Added on October 19, 2008

Lough Gur - first panorama - 2003

Lough Gur - first panorama - 2003
This early panorama still seems valuable to me because it is ageless - there is not a hint of contemporary times (well, actually, there are a fence and a distant wall). It is almost just as it might have been when humans first arrived to make permanent s…
Added on October 19, 2008

Gréine's High Pool

Gréine's High Pool
Now almost completely filled in with silt, this formerly 2 or 3 metre-deep pool near the ridge-top of Cnoc Gréine in County Limerick was centred in the "Gréine's Daughter's" hermitage community of approximately 1600 BCE. The further field is almost 125…
Added on October 19, 2008

Sinead O'Connor - "My Lagan Love"

Sinead O'Connor - "My Lagan Love"
This is a brilliant performance of the somewhat modern (1910's) lyrics by Joseph Campbell, set to a old northern Irish tune collected, I believe, by Edward J. Bunting of Belfast... choirmaster of St. George's Church in the Linen District, where my grandmo…
Added on August 14, 2008

Michael at Bruree Cottage

Michael at Bruree Cottage
by John Stephens - 2008. John came up to visit from his place on the Dingle Peninsula. He and Margaret (a fine harpist) contribute greatly to the quality of my life.

My 3-bedroom cottage in the background also serves as Irish headquarters for the Iris…
Added on August  1, 2008

Michael with group - Holycross

Michael with group - Holycross
by John Stephens - 2008. John was quite under the weather but had promised to meet us for a walk together so drove over to Lough Gur with Margaret. He really wasn't feeling well but did his best to stay cheerful and took this photo as we planned together…
Added on August  1, 2008

Mohar High View

Mohar High View
I was so frightened when i took this photo. On one hand I wanted to convey to others the great distance to the water, the power of the waves below. On the other hand I am unreasonably seized with vertigo, and there was no railing (well, there was - but…
Added on August  1, 2008

Ring of Kerry - Upper Lake, Inveragh Peninsula

Ring of Kerry - Upper Lake, Inveragh Peninsula
Perfect day - just a little damp... before heading through the Dunloe Gap.
Added on July 29, 2008

Bruree lower falls

Bruree lower falls
My "back yard" in Ireland. Very much improved and cleaned out by my landlords Dick and Jessie Griffin. Dick has also diverted and improved the mill race by installing his own turbines, to become one of the few private "off the grid' hydro installations…
Added on July 29, 2008

Interwoven Dark/Light

Interwoven Dark/Light
The (interpreted) "male" end of the tombstone. (MCB)
Added on July 27, 2008

SunwheelTombstone - Knockainny churchyard

SunwheelTombstone - Knockainny churchyard
Moments being after cleaned and documented by M.C. Billingsley - 14 May 2008. (MCB)
Added on July 27, 2008