Motocross at Vernon Mount, 2019

It has been two years since our Group visited Vernon Mount to capture the action of motocross. Once again we received a very warm welcome from hosts, The Munster Motorcycle Club.

We really enjoyed ourselves photographing the riders as they soared through the trees and over the many jumps along the course rising dust as they sped by.

Congratulations to all the riders who were crowned 2019 Southern Masters.

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 - Eileen Upton

 

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fEAST 2019

fEAST is a festival run by the people of East Cork and East Cork Camera Group could not miss out on this opportunity to capture the colours and flavours of this local event.

At least 15 nationalities working together to showcase the diversity of cultures in East Cork with over 40 stalls lining the Main Street showcasing their produce. Enjoying the sunshine and friendly atmosphere our Group members mingled among the huge crowds on Sunday to capture the atmosphere of the day.

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 - Eileen Upton

 

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Visit to Killarney 2019

In April 2019 our Group was invited by Killarney Camera Club to visit their beautiful town. The weather was not kind to us for our visit but it did not deter us from venturing out to check out the local sights.

The Killarney Club members took us to visit Dinis Cottage, the Meeting of the Waters, Boula, Ladies View , Muckross House and Abbey, and the National Park . The highlight of the trip was, of course, a visit to The Black Valley. We were made feel very welcome by the local club and it was great to chat and get to know them. We are looking forward to showing them the beauty spots of East Cork when they visit with us.

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- Eileen Upton

 

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Sea Fest Cork – 2019

For the past 3 years the festival was held in Galway. Now it is the turn of Cork to run it for the years 2019, 2020 and 2021. The festival is a great way to learn about what goes on at sea that is not normally known to many people.

The availability of sea vessels for children of all ages to explore and to question their crews is great. Two sea going laboratories, RV Celtic Explorer and ILV Granuaile, were open to the public all day while the Irish Navy were also open for visits, their guns being of great interest.

On shore, there was plenty to probe in the form of presentations and talks. Nevin Maguire, the celebrity chef, gave a cooking demonstration while Pat O'Connell, the famous fishmonger from Cork's English Market was also there. Shanty music, pop, hip hop and the Army No. 1 band livened the spirits.

The importance of conservation and proper disposal of rubbish was highlighted in the form of lectures, displays and kids zones with interactive pirates and other sea characters.

To finish off the week there was a plunge swim from "Port of Cork" sign to Blackrock Castle.

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 - Jim Curtin

 

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ECCG Shoot at The Custom House, Cork – 10/02/19

On 10th February, we at East Cork Camera Group were fortunate to gain access to The Custom House, Cork. The Custom House was designed by William Hargrave in 1818 and built at Custom House Street between the North and South Channels of the River Lee. In 1904 it became the headquarters of The Cork Harbour Commissioners, now known as the Port of Cork Company. We visited the ornate boardroom designed by William Price in 1906 and also the Committee Room with its pale cream and
gold wallpaper and delicately patterned ceiling.

The Boardroom and Committee Room house a collection of maritime artwork owned by the Port of Cork Company. We strolled down the quay by the bonded warehouses in the Custom House yard The Warehouses were built by prison labour in 1820 to hold imported goods until duty was paid. The warehouses were built from rubble sandstone with squared and cut limestone. They were built on a trapezoidal plan having canopies to ground floor level. Vaulted stores to ground floor and stone spiral stairs within external semi-circular towers.

Having completed our visit to this landmark building within Cork City we were in time to capture the sunset over the River Lee. A truly memorable experience was had by everyone.

See a gallery of images from the shoot here. Enjoy!

- Eileen Upton

 

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