Eight members of the group headed to Roches Point on Saturday morning, 29/3/14, lead by local man and Group member, Kevin Day.
Roches Point is a name familiar to most Irish people as data from the local weather station forms part of several daily broadcasts on TV and radio. The place itself, situated at the very entrance to Cork Harbour, is accessed from the nearby village of Whitegate. A scenic spot, it is a constant draw for visitors all year round with photographers counting high among these. The village's quaint housing, imposing lighthouse and beautiful seascapes together with a busy sea-lane seemingly just an arm's length away, provide a multitude of possibilities for the photographer willing to spend the time and explore the angles.
Trips to Roches Point were always tainted with a regret that the lighthouse, which is the highest point in the area with commanding views of the harbour, was always off limits and not accessible to the public. However, on this occasion, the locked gates were opened and ECCG got exclusive access which will, I'm certain, be a very high point of the year's activities. Many thanks to all concerned.
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