• www.visitwaterville.ie / www.visitcaherdaniel.ie Kerry Landscape Photography and Web design

www.visitwaterville.ie / www.visitcaherdaniel.ie

Slowly we are upgrading the design and software for each community page of southwest kerry. Ballinskelligs is followed by Waterville and Caherdaniel - I also added some of my imagery in the header. Hope you like it and may it attract many many visitors to enjoy the beauty and magic of County Kerry.
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• "Sweet Dreams"

"Sweet Dreams"

This painting arrived in a night some years ago. I couldn't sleep. So I got up and started to paint. My most beautiful dreams are dreams of colour....no story, no form, just colour...peacefull sleep and sweet dreams

"Sweet Dreams"

Oil Pastell :: A3/135g :: unframed

• Spring and Summer

"Spring and Summer"

Something different. This is an oil pastel, honoring the beauty of transition from spring to summer. After weeks of sunshine the colour play cant be ignored. some details attached as well.
Here is a selection of some paintings. Hope you all enjoy the summer ...
even there is a week of rain ahead ( ;

Some details:

• Skellig Bay Golf Course Waterville

New Interior Images Pro Shop - Skelligbay

Some new images of the new Pro Shop at Skelligbay Golf Course.
See homepage here
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• www.visitballinskelligs.ie Photography and Web design


Slowly we are upgrading the design and software for each community page of southwest kerry. Ballinskelligs is the second one - I also added some of my imagery in the header. Hope you like it and may it attract many many visitors to enjoy the beauty and magic of County Kerry.


Ballinskelligs (Irish: Baile na Sceilge meaning "homestead of the rocks") is a village in the south-west of the Iveragh peninsula (Uíbh Ráthach) in the Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking) region of County Kerry, Ireland.
The rocks referred to in the village's Irish name are Skellig Michael (Sceilg Mhichíl) and Little Skellig, an ancient monastic colony which lies off the coast from Ballinskellings. The town is also the site of a beach, the ruins of a priory of Augustinian Canons Regular, and the remains of a Mac Carthy castle.

Ballinskelligs Image & Print Gallery here

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• A child ... a Blessing

A child ... a Blessing

...they eyes full of soul and clarity
...the peace of children
...when you let them BE

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Valentia Island Slate Grotto

That was a tough one as the lightconditions were very harsh - this is a handmerge of different exposures in order to create a natural looking see experience (as we are used to ( ; )
The shape of the entrance caught my interest to take this image.
Colour version here

Some Info about the Slate Quarry on Valentia
More info here http://www.valentiaslate.com/

Valentia Slate Ltd. manufacture high quality Irish slate products from our slate quarry in Valentia Island, County Kerry off the South-West coast of Ireland. Valentia Slate Ltd. are also agents for and suppliers of all types of Indian Sandstone.

Our wide range of slate products are suitable for home, garden, building, farm and a variety of architectural uses. Our slate products include kitchen counters, bar counters, reception counters, flooring slabs, fire-surrounds, hearthstones, mantelpieces, wall capping, crazy paving, roofing slates, building stone, garden furniture, grave stones, window-sills, lintels, ornaments, plaques, name plates, stairs, steps etc.

Valentia slate is in great demand in modern architectural works and has been used in the following locations.

EU Food and Veterinary Headquarters, Co. Meath,
National Heritage Restoration Buildings,
National State Laboratories, Co. Kildare,
The Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney, Co. Kerry,
Radio Kerry, Tralee, Co. Kerry,
Fexco Offices, Cahirciveen, Co. Kerry

The Valentia Slate Quarry was originally opened in 1816 by the Knight of Kerry and was run by various companies until 1911 when a rockfall at the mouth closed the mine. At its peak Valentia Slate Quarry employed over 400 people in the 1860's. It's slate products included roofing slates, flooring slabs, fire-surrounds, snooker tables, sills, lintels, water troughs, wash stands, steps, etc. Valentia Slate became world famous and was used extensively throughout the world... in The Houses of Parliment at Westminster, Westminster Abbey, Westminster Cathedral, St. Paul's Cathedral, as well as 21 miles of shelving in the Public Records Office in London. It was also used in the Paris Opera House and many of the main underground railway stations in London including Waterloo, Charing Cross, Black Friars etc., and as railway sleepers in San Salvador Railway in South America.

The Quarry was re-opened by a newly formed company in 1998 called Valentia Slate Ltd. Three local business people own and are directors of Valentia Slate Ltd. The slate is extracted by means of a modern Chain Saw. The blocks are then sawn into slabs using wire-saw technology. It is then honed and sawn into finished slabs using smaller saws.

When visiting Valentia Island or the South Kerry area call to our slate quarry located three kilometres North of Knightstown beside the Valentia Grotto. We stock products at and sell products directly from the slate quarry.

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• Article in "Irland Edition" recent issue

"Irland Edition"

New Article in the recent issue of the german magazine "Irland Edition".
Cheers Madeleine
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• Kerry on fire

Kerry on Fire

Running a bit late - this image was taken in February. Kerry was burning - the old way of farming. Not really the best way. There were many fires even in April and loads of birds and eggs didn't make it. Mind the little creatures living in those fields. In the background you can see Puffin Island as the sun sets down. I managed to get pretty close as the wind pushed it towards west. More to come.

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Epson international photographic pano awards 2010

Bronze Award

2 kerry panoramas won a bronze award. Happy.
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