Charity CD Cover – Star of Light, Scoil Mhuire Choir, Trim, Co. Meath –

Charity CD Cover – Star of Light, Scoil Mhuire Choir, Trim, Co. Meath –

Just a quick mention here for the ‘Start of Light’ CD which was produced by the Schoil Mhuire Choir from Trim Co. Meath (Choir Director : Jane Lynch) where the proceeds are in aid of the SVP.

I was delighted that one of my favourite Christmas photos was chosen by them for the cover. I took this a few years ago, when the tree used to be erected down by the castle. These days it’s in Market St – beside the courthouse.

Photo of Christmas Tree and a floodlit Trim Castle used as a CD Cover


Christmas photos from Dun Laoghaire Pier

Christmas photos from Dun Laoghaire Pier

Some photos taken from Dun Laoghaire pier – the bandstand was outlined with some Xmas lights (though the protective barriers around it did take away from the impact).

Xmas lights on bandstand - facing out towards Howth

Seafront and bandstand from Dun Laoghaire East Pier

Xmas lights on the bandstand - the Royal Marine Hotel (Dun Laoghaire) is on the LHS int he distance

Dun Laoghaire (Town Hall in the distance) from the East Pier

Seafront from L-R : Royal Marine Hotel, Shopping Centre, Pavilion Centre, with the church steeple appearing above

Xmas lights on the Town Hall in Dun Laoghaire

Happy Christmas everyone.


Food Photography – Alexis Bar & Grill, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Food Photography – Alexis Bar & Grill, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Alexis bar & grill in Dun Laoghaire has been open for nearly 5 years now – and going strong from the start. Recently, they decided to revamp the menu, the interior and their website.

I’ve been taking photographs for them since they first opened, and I’m also a happy customer. The photos below show some of the photos I did for their new website ( as well as some of my own favourites.

(Update – sadly Alexis has now closed and a different restaurant has replaced it in the same location. However Alan O’Reilly – they chef/co-owner from Alexis is now running the Wildeside Café in Cabinteely. No website yet – just twitter and facebook)

First the interior :

Alexis Sign

Counter with plant and wine bottles in the background.

Revamped interior of Alexis Bar & Grill, Dunleary

Some detail images from the interior

Interior View - Alexis

Now – on to the food :

Puff Pastry lid

Goat's Cheese

Wild Rabbit closeup

Wild Rabbit




Roast loin of wild Wicklow venison, pickled black cherries, beetroot, organic parsnip


Last but not least – the desserts :

Valrhona Chocolate Plate

Blackberry Dessert

Clementine cheesecake dessert

Tart with cream & custard

And a few behind the scenes photos :

Waiter at the pass, waiting for the orders to come through

Chef with food

Chef and waiter at the pass

Bear in mind that some of the menu consists of daily or seasonal specials – so not everything pictured above will be available on a given day.