Irish Road Bowling

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Road bowling is a unique sport in Ireland. It’s similar to golf in that the lowest score wins. The score in road bowling is the number of throws required by each bowler to cover a roughly two-mile course.

This photo was made at a match outside of Clonakilty, Ireland and submitted as part of an excellent online workshop I participated in with Otto Von Munchow  (Blue Hour Photo workshops).

 

An Irish Horse Race

The Irish love their horses. Last summer we attended a horse show and race in and around the West Cork village of Courtmacsherry. The Strand Race occurs during the few hours while the tide is out of the Courtmacsherry Bay.

This is small town life at its very best.

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The Judges
Barryroe, Ireland 2013
Courtmacsherry, Ireland, Street Photo, Black and White, Ireland
Competitors
Courtmacsherry, Ireland 2013
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Proud Owner
Courtmacsherry, Ireland 2013
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Strand Race
Courtmacsherry Bay, Ireland 2013
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Winners  Circle
Courtmacsherry, Ireland 2013

Solitary Pub Moment

With St Patrick’s Day approaching, now seems a good time to reach back into my Irish archives from last summer.  Was this Irishman lost in thought or just waiting for his Guinness to settle? You decide.

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Solitary Pub Moment
Courtmacsherry, Ireland 2013

An Irish Pub Get Together

Friends and I stopped into a pub, The Anchor Bar, in Courtmacsherry, Ireland to listen to a group of local Irish musicians.  The banjo player was in rare form as he strummed away and drank his Guinness, surrounded by friends and family.  Ireland never disappoints; the people, the beer, and the Irish way of life are all special.

Technical Info:  ISO-6400, Aperture-f2.8, Shutter speed-1/18 hand held manual focus, Focal length-23mm fixed prime on the Fuji x100s

An Irish Pub Get Together Courtmacsherry, Ireland July 2013
An Irish Pub Get Together
Courtmacsherry, Ireland
July 2013
Local Irish Musicians
Local Irish Musicians
Guinness in Hand
Guinness in Hand