Irish Homeland Photography's Blog (8)

'Dublin Time' in Galway City

This is a postcard of William Street in Galway City, circa 1930. The keen eye will see "DUBLIN TIME" underneath the clock at Dillon's Jewellers (the building on the right of the photo with the striped awning). In the past, Galway, like other Irish towns, operated according to local time, which was relative to its distance from Greenwich. Dublin time was twenty-five minutes…

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Added by Irish Homeland Photography on October 19, 2013 at 12:16pm — 2 Comments

Congratulations, Jeanette Nic Lochlainn!

Hello, my fellow Wild Geese! 

Just wanted to post a quick note to congratulate Jeanette Nic Lochlainn on winning a set of four drink coasters as part of the "Bring a Pal Home" competition here.  Jeanette's name was drawn at random from among all the members who…

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Added by Irish Homeland Photography on October 11, 2013 at 8:40am — No Comments

The Forgotten Horses of Galway

I recently did a photo shoot in aid of a wonderful charity called Forgotten Horses Ireland (www.ForgottenHorses.com).  This organisation is strictly volunteer-run -- that is, every cent donated or raised by the charity goes directly to caring for these beautiful animals ...…

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Added by Irish Homeland Photography on September 17, 2013 at 4:30am — 7 Comments

Picturing Life in 1930s Galway

I just recently came across these lovely colourised photos from circa 1930 which depict life as it was for most folks in Connemara and in the Claddagh area of Galway Town.  What's striking, to me, is that the lifestyle shown would not have been much different even 100 years (or more) earlier!  The conditions of rural Ireland all the…

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Added by Irish Homeland Photography on September 14, 2013 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

Rare Collection of Galway Photographs from 1879

In June of 2013, Chetham's LIbrary in Manchester, England published an album, containing about 120 excellent prints of coastal scenes of rural Galway. Many of them were dated to 1879.  Founded in 1653, Chetham’s Library in Long Millgate, Manchester, is the oldest public library in…

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Added by Irish Homeland Photography on August 27, 2013 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

Irish Homeland Photography Video Montage

Just wanted to share this little video montage of some of my favourite shots I captured in 2012.  I'll do another one of these at the end of 2013.  The beautiful music is from the great uilleann piper, Davy Spillane.  If you have any questions about the location of any of the images, just leave me a comment below. 

I really appreciate The Wild Geese encouraging the promotion of Irish culture, history, art, etc.  Hope you enjoy this, and thanks for watching!  ~…

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Added by Irish Homeland Photography on April 25, 2013 at 3:53am — No Comments

1917 Indreabhán Tragedy Recalled by Connemara Monument

With the bombings in Boston earlier this week still freshly on my mind, it led me to think of a few photographs I captured just a few weeks back.  The cross monument you see in these photos stands near our house here in Indreabhán (or Inverin) Connemara.  It marks the spot where nine Galway fishermen were killed by a floating German…

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Added by Irish Homeland Photography on April 17, 2013 at 10:30am — 7 Comments

Capturing 'Every Bit of the Old Country'

At the encouragement of some fellow members of TheWildGeese.com, I'd like to introduce myself to everyone here with whom I have not had the privilege of interacting (yet).  I've recently made the decision to combine two of my most ardent passions -- Irishness and photography -- into a new business venture.  That business is called Irish Homeland Photography.   I'm thrilled to be one of the very first…

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Added by Irish Homeland Photography on April 4, 2013 at 3:30am — No Comments

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