Majestic Kerry – Cycling in Killarney

Just back from Killarney! I took the weekend off and headed to the Kingdom with two of my oldest friends. We stayed at the very friendly and welcoming Randles Hotel in Killarney, and woke to cold and snow on distant hills on Saturday morning. We headed out in sunshine for Fossa and swung left out …

By Hook!

We’ve been on holidays! Spent a week down the Hook Peninsula in Wexford. Visited the lighthouse, which was old, and very impressive. Swam in the sea at Baginbun and Carnival Bay – stunning beaches! Ate lots of fish n chips. Visited JFK – the arboretum and homestead. Walked Kilmore Quay in the lashing rain. Came …

Belleek Break

We took a few days off this week and booked a night in The Ice House hotel in Ballina in Co. Mayo. What a wonderful hotel! Our room had one glass wall that looked out at the river Moy. Floor to ceiling stunning view! Definitely a recommended treat if you are in that part of …

De Ronde Cyclocross in east Cork!

It’s the off season for a lot of sports, and off season for weddings, but for cyclocross the season is very much on! Yesterday I went to De Ronde Cork‘s cyclocross event in East Cork Adventure Centre, in upper Aghada. As luck would have it, right on my doorstep! Originally I had planned to cycle …

2015 Weddings & Personal review

What a great year 2015 was. I photographed more weddings than ever before, and feel so lucky to have been invited to share so many peoples special day. Thank you to everyone for your friendship and kindness, for hiring me to do a very special job for you, and for making me feel like such a …

Fun in the studio

The majority of my work is documentary style with natural light or bounced flash. I rarely get to play around in the studio. This week I did some portrait work with my friend Brendan, and am very pleased with the results. Here’s one. It’s lit with two elinchrome soft boxes, one either side, and a …

Beautiful summers evening in Guileen

  We went down to Guileen for a dip yesterday evening. It was warm, and the light was beautiful. Guileen was busier than I’ve ever seen it. I didn’t have a camera, but took this snap on my phone. I quite like it! – Rory

Man, it’s hot!

It’s so hot, you could sleep standing up. Seems like the island of Ireland has been set free, and we are now drifting in the Atlantic somewhere west of Portugal. Yay! Hooray for all you lucky couples getting married this week. Do try and take your shades off for the photos! – Rory  

Gary FitzPatrick

I have been working on a portrait project with some artists and musicians that I am friendly with. I shot this last week in Gary Fitzpatrick’s place last week. I’ve known Gary for years, but hadn’t seen him for a while, so we caught up, chatted, he played a bit, I photographed. It was easy and …