West Cork is what drew drew my wife and I to move in Cork back in the early noughties. Magical places like Ballydehob and Scull, Leap and Glandore, Crook Haven and Cape Clear. We tended to skip the bustling town of Skibbereen in search of wilderness, but this was a mistake. Skibbereen is home to Liss Ard Estate, surely one of the most magical of Irish venues. Once a private retreat for celebs and briefly a concert venue where Nick Cave played, it’s now open to guests and to weddings. I couldn’t have been more excited when Yvonne and Bryan booked me as their wedding photographer, as they had also booked Liss Ard!
The day started in suburban Ballincollig, and then on to the lovely little village of Newcestown for the ceremony, before heading way down west to explore the magic of Liss Ard, end enjoy the party on one of those beautiful sunny late summer days.