After A Trip To Ireland, Artist Decided To Paint Its Stunning Landscapes As Beautiful Watercolors

After A Trip To Ireland, Artist Decided To Paint Its Stunning Landscapes As Beautiful Watercolors

According to Carsten Wieland: “The Cliffs of Moher may be one of the first things to come to my mind when thinking about the typical Irish landscape. And probably one thinks about the color green, too. When I arrived for a short trip to Ireland, I had, in fact, the feeling that the whole landscape is created from an unbelievable richness of variations in green.” Continue reading »

The British And Irish Association Of Zoos And Aquariums Has Announced The Winning Images In Its Annual Photography Competition

The British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) has announced the winning images in its annual photography competition. The 2020 winners show the important work of zoos and aquariums at an immensely challenging time. After months of closures, these conservation organisations are reeling from the financial impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

The British And Irish Association Of Zoos And Aquariums Has Announced The Winning Images In Its Annual Photography Competition
Winner, Life in a BIAZA Collection category: The Boy in the Red Coat, by Robert Everett at Chester Zoo. Species: Humboldt penguin (and human). (Photo by Robert Everett/BIAZA 2020 Photography Competition) Continue reading »

Irish Artist Makes Magnificent Surreal Masks That Speak To Modern Concerns

Irish Artist Makes Magnificent Surreal Masks That Speak To Modern Concerns

Threadstories is a visual artist from Ireland who has been making waves with her sea creature-esque masks, made from colourful threads she intricately weaves onto a ground surface. As a child she was exposed to handicrafts such as knitting, crochet and numerous other domestic textile craft, which her mother and grandmother ultimately passed onto her. Continue reading »

Hotpants, Cigarettes, Harp Lager And Guinness – A Belfast Student Party In 1970

Hotpants, Cigarettes, Harp Lager And Guinness – A Belfast Student Party In 1970

It’s a student party in Wolseley Street in Belfast – what would be called the University Quarter these days. It’s Christmas time in 1970 and students from Queen’s University live it up on Harp lager and tins of Guinness. These wonderful photos are courtesy of Norman Craig. Continue reading »

Vintage Photographs Of Welsh Coracle Men With Their Catch Of Fish In The Early 20th Century

Vintage Photographs Of Welsh Coracle Men With Their Catch Of Fish In The Early 20th Century

Though many types of boats have evolved, flourished for a time, and then been replaced, the coracle, which Caesar described, and even adopted in his Iberian campaign, has remained practically unchanged in a thousands years. Made of split birch and a canvas skin, it is still used for fishing in the rapid-running rivers of West Ireland. It is the most portable of craft, as can be seen in the photographs below. Continue reading »

The Irish Farming Calendar For 2020 Is Here And It’s Really Quite Something

The Irish Farming Calendar For 2020 Is Here And It's Really Quite Something

While we’re reluctant to start talking about Christmas yet – it’s still too early – it is perfectly acceptable to chat about Halloween plans because the spooky festivities are just a few days away. Continue reading »

Photographer Joseph Philippe Bevillard Captured The Secret Lives Of Irish Travellers Revealed In Intimate Portraits

Photographer Joseph Philippe Bevillard Captured The Secret Lives Of Irish Travellers Revealed In Intimate Portraits

These fascinating pictures captured over a decade show the secret lives of Irish travellers. Photographer Joseph Philippe Bevillard shares work from his ongoing series documenting these travellers’ lives through intimate portraits. Continue reading »

Irish Street Artist Creates Anaglyph Mural Of Edward Bruce, The Last High King Of Ireland

Irish Street Artist Creates Anaglyph Mural Of Edward Bruce, The Last High King Of Ireland

ACHES was just invited by the good people from Seek Dundalk to paint for their first ever festival. As usual with ACHES, the piece is technically incredible and shows an image of “Edward Bruce”, the disputed last High King of Ireland. Continue reading »

Great Portraits Of Ireland And The Irish At The Turn Of The 19th Century

Four boys at the Rocking Stone at Islandmagee, County Antrim.1870
Great Portraits Of Ireland And The Irish At The Turn Of The 19th Century

Ireland in the late 19th Century was all boulders, rocks, pigs, plus fours, mud and stoicism. Well, it is if these photographs of the period are our guide. For people of great wit, anecdote and gab, the subjects look remarkably glum. You can detect a hint of merriment in the eyes of the cricket team, one or two of the lifeboat men are chipper and a member of the Waterford bicycle club is breaking ranks with an insouciant smirk. But either the photographer waited for his sitters to grow bored and sullen before capturing the moment for whatever agenda was being pushed – a clear association of people and the rugged milieu; an Irishman’s mien as grey as the skies and rocks – or else he got them all on a bad day. Continue reading »

2019 Irish Farmer Calendar Is Here!

2019 Irish Farmer Calendar Is Here!

Who needs beefy firemen or hot policemen calendars when you can have this amazing thing hanging on your wall? Featured below are the funniest photos from Irish Farmer Calendar 2019 issue and previous years. Scroll down and enjoy! Continue reading »

These Tiny Bubble Domes Let You Sleep Under The Stars

These Tiny Bubble Domes Let You Sleep Under The Stars

Enjoying the great outdoors usually stops when you need to slip into your cabin or tent for some shuteye. Keep soaking in Mother Nature as you drift off in these Bubble Domes, which are located in Northern Ireland and offer incredible views while you’re under the covers. Continue reading »

Incredible Hand-Tinted Postcards Capture 1890s Ireland In Vivid Color

These postcards of the sweeping hills, cliffs, and towns of Ireland were created using the Photochrom process, a complex method of imbuing black-and-white photographs with relatively realistic color.

Glenoe Village, County Antrim.
Incredible Hand-Tinted Postcards Capture 1890s Ireland In Vivid Color
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The closely-guarded process was invented in the 1880s by an employee of a Swiss printing company. It entailed coating a tablet of lithographic limestone with a light-sensitive emulsion, then exposing it to sunlight under a photo negative. Continue reading »

Photographer Captures Ireland’s Essence In Gorgeous Green Sceneries

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We told you about Claire Droppert some time ago when we presented some of hergravity work. Falling flowers and flying sand were something totally different than some of her other photography, much of it made traveling. This time, we are presenting the wonderful sceneries of South West Ireland, with the amazing wildlife, sea world and coastlines, and the domestic and wild animals representative of the country. Continue reading »

This Special Park In Ireland Is Filled With Statues That’ll Give You Nightmares

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Victoria’s Way is located near Roundwood, Ireland and was designed for practicing Eastern meditation techniques. Passers-by may find this strange, as the park is populated with huge, black granite sculptures that look like horrifying monsters. Continue reading »