Had a tour around recently as part of Open House Dublin organised by the IAF. The Pavilion in the People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire has been extensively restored and extended a bit, with lots of glass walling. It will shortly be opening (November 2014) as a Fallon & Byrne restaurant and coffee shop. As well as the restaurant itself, there is outdoor seating, and a viewing area on the roof.
I took these during a recent visit to Farmleigh House in the Phoenix Park. Spring blossoms and fresh growth.
Just a brief departure from my normal photographs in honour of our national holiday (and wine is another of my interests, apart from photography). The label is a humorous special version from Niepoort – they produce one from different countries each year, and now it’s Ireland’s turn. You can buy the actual wine in the Wicklow Wine Company, among other places.
Here’s the bottle of the wine to go with the label (different vintage, though) :
I won’t be opening it just yet, and will report back then ! However, I’ve never had a bad bottle of wine from Niepoort
Recently, the largest cruise line in the world – Queen Mary 2 – visited Dun Laoghaire. I posted some photos of this on my Facebook (personal) page – and one of them has now been used in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Council magazine – dlrtimes.
Here’s my original photo :
In the images below, I’ve added some details from the magazine as well as two recent cameraphone photos taken in Bulloch Harbour, and nearby Coliemore Harbour.
You can view some photos taken by me on a portraiture workshop during the same trip here : Portraiture Workshop Photos