Swan Song

I had never imagined swans, black swans, as being anything other than freshwater birds so imagine my surprise exploring a spit of land off Pelican Point, Outer Harbour called Section Bank and coming across hundreds of black swans on a mission paddling their way east. Their destination perhaps might be Grey Point or even further […]

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Interference Patterns

Ripples of ocean swirl into the nooks and crannies of a sand bank rapidly vanishing under a rising tide. The patterns arising leave in their wake the simple ripples of stones thrown into water, instead complex patterns of superposition, construction and cancellation play out in chaotic beauty. A few almost solitary sea birds most likely […]

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Keem Bay, Achill Island

I first set foot on Achill Island, County Mayo a couple of years ago. At the time I was only a little aware of its significance in the life of Ireland’s beloved pirate queen, Gráinne Ní Mháillem (Grace O’Malley). In the last few months my awareness of this incredible woman and her place in sixteenth […]

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