• Ireland
  • From Tipperary Hill, Syracuse, NY to a night in Upperchurch, Co Tipperary


    Photographer friend John P. Kennedy (facebook) shared a link recently with news that a pub in Upperchurch, my grandmother Katie’s village, might be one of the best in Ireland! Above: a few shots from a Session. Irish Times columnist Gary Quinn’s headline:  Jim O’ the Mill, Upperchurch, Tipperary Could this one-night-per-week pub be one of the best in Ireland? […]

  • Ireland
  • John’s Travel Log: O’Leary

    Hanna Hats of Donegal

    On the road in Ireland, weather aside, it’s been an incredible journey — Dublin to Omagh to Donegal south through Mayo and Galway, Doolin and Quilty, to Kilkee traveling along the scenic and magical coast of Co Clare. The hats were photographed at the Hanna Hat factory in Donegal. I was introduced to John Hanna and his […]

  • Ireland
  • Strand Races Kilkee Co. Clare

    Strand Kilkee Co. Clare

    Across the bay the hills of Ibh Rathach draw, a ragged line along the sky, and on the other hand the country rises till the huge shape of Mount Brandon has nothing beyond it but clouds and blue air. The car rattles through Ventry, a straggle of horses lying back from the long strand where […]