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Moby Dick Festival

  No raining on Moby Dick’s parade this year, for Youghal’s annual celebration of John Huston’s movie adaptation of Herman Melville’s novel, Moby Dick. It was in Paddy Linehan’s bar that Huston set up headquarters during filming, and subsequently, the … Continue reading


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Pilmore Beach, Youghal, County Cork, Ireland. The Daily Post WordPress Photo Challenge: Landscape

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The Taste of a Rainbow

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “ROY G. BIV.” Whenever I see a rainbow and it’s many colours (ROY G. BIV) I always think of ice-cream and if you lived in our town you would understand why. This … Continue reading

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In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Intricate.” In 1847, with Ireland in the grip of a famine that had been ravaging the country for two years, a nun at the Presentation convent in Youghal, county Cork, came … Continue reading

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