28 May 2011
The McGetigans had their
CD launch gig
a few weeks ago in the Academy - the audience, male and female alike, showered them with knickers! It also featured the incredible dancling legend Seamus.
28 May 2011
This March, after years of promising, I visited Domhnall in Tasmania. Not just any ordinary holiday: Domhnall and Gill celebrated their marriage in a beautiful ceremony on the Tasman peninsula. In total I spent two weeks in Tasmania. It was an amazing trip: I got to know Gill much better, I saw Glynn for the first time in years, and met Jayne and Isla for the first time. I caught up with Paddy, and met Maaike properly. I went mountain biking and running with lots of Domhnall and Gill's friends. I got to hang around with Neil and Mick and spent the two weeks sleeping in a cool little campervan with Carole and Andy.
Here are the photos.
Mountain Bike Race Photos
18 May 2010
I took photos at a few mountain bike races last year, but have only just gone
through them. Here are some
from the EPIC DH race in Cloon and the Mad NPS cross
country race in Three Rock.
5 May 2010
I've had this site up since early 2004, and its appearance was becoming
a little dated. I've revamped the design and every week will have a new featured
photo on the main page. I've also made links to small collections of my
better photos. Hope you like it.
After a long period of time, I've changed the collections
highlighted in the box on the right to reflect some of the
newer photographs I've been taking. You'll find more photos of music, general life and a little less climbing. Hope you like them.
Patrick and Gail's Wedding
Patrick and Gail are just married. Here are a small selection of
the reception in Cabra Castle afterwards.
There is a bigger selection as well.
Some new photos
My first climbing trip in almost a year was to Cuenca, Spain, this Easter.
It's not a place
you hear much about, but the quality of climbing equals anywhere else in Spain - up there with
Rodellar, Siurana, Costa Blanca. The only drawback is the scarcity of routes at grade 6 and the
almost complete lack of any fours or fives.
I've also taken up mountain biking recently: great fun and lots of adrenaline. I took
some photos at a
race in Ballinastoe,
Two Recent Trips
I've been on two sport climbing trips this year, didn't take many photos
on either 'cos I was climbing too much. I'm back to 7a/7a+ onsight and
aiming for 7b redpoint next trip.
The first trip was at Easter to Montanejos, the second trip at the end of May to Siurana and Maraglef.
I was sport climbing for the first time in almost a year. We went to Sardinia,
toured the island and climbed in Isili, Jerzu and Cala Gonone. It's great to
be back climbing properly again!
I've been out of climbing for a few months now, due to injury, but I did
go on one trip recently - to Targassonne in the French Pyrannees. It's
one of the best bouldering areas I've been to - up there with Font, and
similar in ambience to Bishop in California. We had four days of scorching
weather followed by five days of whiteouts, skiing and shivering!
I've a few sets of photos:
the best shots,
the climbing shots,
and the full set for those that were there.
I've put lots of new photos up recently. I'm made a collection of the
best of them,
but the full collections are available as well.
The photographs are from
Fontainbleau October 2006,
New Year's Eve 2007,
Playing the Mandolin,
Costa Blanca 2006,
Sunday 15 October 2006
Some photos from
Spring 2006 in Glendalough
Sunday 21 March 2006
This Easter I was back again in Font, with about fifteen
other Irish climbers. I think I've been there between ten
and twenty times now, but it's still magical.
Here are the photos.
Sunday 24 March 2006
I've been away on two trips recently, but have been taking
very few photographs. There will be some from Fontainbleau
and Glendalough up soon though.
Sunday 26 March 2006
I've started a new job... so have been delayed in putting up photos.
Here are a few shots
from climbing in Fontainbleau this New Year.
Thursday 8 December 2005
My gainful unemployment continued with a two week trip to the Costa Blanca
in Spain. I've split the photos into
Friday 4 November 2005
I'm back a few days from a trip to Fontainbleau. Three days of sunshine
and 24 degree heat! Not ideal bouldering conditions, but great for
I've made three collections of photos,
the funny ones,
the climbing ones
and the entire set.
Tuesday 25 October 2005
I spent three weeks in Greece climbing on the island of Kalymnos. I have a
small selection of the best photos
I took as well as a
that includes photos from Athens.
Sunday 25 September 2005
A group of us from Dublin and Galway visited the Gorges du Tarn
in France. It's an amazing area, a narrow river gorge winding down
from the Masif Central with many crags on both sides of the river.
There are hundreds of routes there on bolted limestone, but still only
a handful of crags on just one side of the river have been developed.
Everyone was very keen and most people broke into new grades during
the trip. Carole jumped about 2 grades, Al broke into 8a, Neal got
solid on 7c, John got his first 6b+ and everyone ate a lot of cheese.
Is there a connection there I wonder?
Here are the photos!
Tuesday 23 June 2005
I visited Portrane for the first time in over a year on Tuesday evening.
Kev Moroney, Barry and I went out for a short bouldering session. The problems
are steep and pumpy, completely different to Glendalough.
Have a look.
Tuesday 14 June 2005
Photographs from a
trip to Sardinia
at Easter. Altogether 18 of us
went, but we climbed in small groups in different places around the island.
Wednesday 1 June 2005
I've been taking lots of photos for the past few months,
but have been too busy to post them here until now. So,
to start with, here is a selection of bouldering photos
from Glendalough this April and May.
Thursday 3 February 2005
John Mehegan, Kev Moroney, Paddy Clark and I visited Geraldine
in the Peak District last weekend.
Here are some of the photos.
Tuesday 3 November 2004
Last month I was on a trip to El Chorro in Spain.
The photos are online now.
Also, this weekend I was back in
for two days.
Tuesday 12 October 2004
I've finally got around to adding some photos to this site!
To start with there are some
shots from Glendalough
this weekend, and from
surfing in Sligo
the weekend before.
Wednesday 12 May 2004
Some recent pictures from climbing in the Burren on Mayday.
Friday 23 April 2004
Over the Easter weekend a group of fourteen of us from Dublin, Galway
and Paris flew to Siurana in Spain for ten days of sport climbing. Some
are online now, and I've also written a
short trip report.
Tuesday 22 March 2004
selection of photos from Fontainbleau are now online.
Monday 22 March 2004
I am just back from a four day trip to Fontainbleau. Photos from the trip will
be up soon.
Tuesday 9 March 2004
I now have photos from the Bouldering Meet online. You can look at either the
highlights or the
The Bouldering Meet was on this weekend in Glendalough and Glenmacnass. I took hundreds
of photos over the two days. I'm sorting through them and will have a collection up soon.
Dave Flanagan has more photos of the weekend up on The Short Span.
Thanks for organising the weekend, Dave!
Monday 1 March 2004
Kevin, Claudia and I bivied in Glendalough and bouldered there on the 29nth
of February. I've added a new collection:
Leap Day Bouldering
Tuesday 24 February 2004
At the weekend I climbed with Cian, Vince, Yulie others from NUIG at Ailladie
in the Burren. Cian flashed his first E1 (Spitfire) I got up an E2 (Route 32)
and Vince flashed Nutrocker and got up Son of Sam with one rest. Cian also
declared that he's going to do Marchander's Crack next weekend....
The photos are now up.
Tuesday 27 January 2004
I've added two new photo collections today. The first is a few photos
last weekend, the second from this weekend bouldering
on Inish More
in the Aran Islands. A large group from Dublin and Galway went out and
bouldered in the Wormhole Area.
Monday 12 January 2004
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with it. If you notice anything broken, or have suggestions for
improvements please email me.