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Archive for February, 2012

Galways Church and Bridge, Killarney

Killarney Galways Church and Bridge Nigel Borrington

Galways Church and Bridge,Killarney : Nigel Borrington

This images was taken Just below Galways Bridge, Killarney. A very wet morning but this only helped with the slow shutter speed I wanted in order to capture the motion of the rivers water, flowing down towards the upper of two lake’s found above the town of Killarney below.

Kilkenny photographer : Nigel Borrington

A view from Tory hill, Co Kilkenny

Tory Hill, Co Kilkenny

View of Co.Waterford from Tory Hill Co.Kilkenny : Nigel Borrington

Kilkenny Photography by Kilkenny photographer, Nigel Borrington

Kilkenny Photography

Waterford Crystal

Waterford Crystal Craftsman at work

Waterford Crystal Craftsman at work : Nigel Borrington

Waterford Crystal.

Waterford Crystal Limited was, until March 2009, a subsidiary of Waterford Wedgwood plc, itself formed through the acquisition by the then Waterford Glass Group of the famous pottery manufacturer Josiah Wedgwood in 1986. The last chairman was Tony O’Reilly, and the CEO John Foley. The leading shareholders of the holding company were former billionaire O’Reilly and his family, joined in the last decade by O’Reilly’s brother-in-law, Greek shipping heir Peter Goulandris. Waterford Wedgwood was forced into receivership in early 2009. On 5 January 2009, news of the receivership of Waterford Wedgwood Ltd.

Jerpoint Glass

Glass studio Co.Kilkenny

Jerpoint Glass studio, Co.Kilkenny : Nigel Borrington

Jerpoint Glass studio’s. Co Kilkenny

“Jerpoint Glass Studio is a true family business. Established in 1979 by Keith and Kathleen Leadbetter, together they have built Jerpoint into an internationally recognised name.

Keith initially trained in pottery, mould making and throwing on the wheel. He also worked in laboratory glassblowing in North Staffordshire, England.

In the late 1960s he attended the prestigious Orrefors Glass School in Sweden, where he received his formal training. After travelling extensively throughout Europe to develop his skills in hot glass Keith returned to Ireland. Kathleen is a self-taught artist who is passionate about aesthetics and design, with a natural flair for business. Together they started Jerpoint Glass Studio from the converted Dutch barn at their home in Co. Kilkenny.

Their skill and passion for glass has now been passed onto their four children, who are all actively involved in the business. The Leadbetter Family have been making handmade glass from their studio for thirty years. With the unique Jerpoint colour palette, Jerpoint will make a welcome addition to any home.

“We feel sure that the more you use your Jerpoint Glass the more you will love and appreciate the softness and durability of the hand-finished rim.” (Keith Leadbetter)”

Jerpoint Glass

Kilkenny photographer : Nigel Borrington /

New studio63 Gallery

Studio63 Gallery

New studio63 web site Gallery

I have just finish installing a new Gallery section on the studio63 web site:

Link as follows : Studio63 Gallery

Kilkenny photography

Kilkenny landscape photography

Coolagh fields, Co.kilkenny :Nigel Borrington

Taken at Kyle, Coolagh, Co.Kilkenny one early September morning while on a walk through some local fields.

Shot in black and white as I very much liked the tones being produced my this early foggy mornings light.

Kilkenny photographer : Nigel Borrington

Kilkenny Landscape Photography

Kilkenny Photography by kilkenny photographer Nigel Borrington

Clear water, Kings river, Callan Co.Kilkenny : Nigel Borrington

An image of a pool of clear water collecting in the Kings river, Callan, Co.Kilkenny

Kilkenny Photographer : Nigel Borrington

Kilkenny Landscape photography

Kilkenny Woodlands 2012 : Nigel Borrington

Kilkenny woodlands at sunset Feb 1st 2012.

Kilkenny Photographer, Nigel Borrington

Kilkenny photography

National Tree week 2012.

National Tree week Kilkenny

National Tree week Kilkenny : Nigel Borrington 2012

National Tree week this year is from the 4th to the 10th of March and I am currently making some plans to hold an exhibition of Woodland images during this week.

National tree week

Kilkenny Woodlands exhibition : Nigel Borrington 2012

Kilkenny woodlands : Nigel Borrington 2012

About National Tree Week 2012

National Tree Week is an annual, week-long festival celebrating all positive aspects of trees in our lives and environment. It is organised by the Tree Council of Ireland.
National Tree Week takes place from 4-10 March 2012. The theme is ‘Trees – Our Past, Our Present, Our Future’. During National Tree Week, as well as prompting people to plant more trees, we are asking people to celebrate our remarkable heritage of trees and woodlands and to recognise the significance of trees and forests as a living link to our past, as an enjoyable, life-enhancing asset in the present, and as a wise investment in our future.

National tree week 2012

National Tree Week is an opportune chance for Tree Council member organisations, local authorities, tidy towns and community groups, schools, families and many others all over Ireland to do something positive for their local landscape. By setting up events for National Tree Week within your community or organisation, you can inspire people, young and old, to get out into the fresh air and together plant thousands of trees. It is great fun too – even on a wet blustery day, the thrill of going out and getting your hands dirty, something many of us don’t do often enough, is really rewarding and satisfying whether you are planting one tree or a hundred.

National tree week : Nigel Borrington

One of the main projects of National Tree Week 2012 is the distribution of over 15,000 trees, sponsored by Coillte, and distributed by local authorities throughout the country to local community groups and schools for planting during and around National Tree Week. If your school or community group would like to receive some of these trees for planting during National Tree Week, contact your local County or City Council.

National Tree week 2012 : Nigel Borrington

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