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Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre

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All images using a Nikon D7000
Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre, county KIlkenny
KIlkenny landscape photography

Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre, county kilkenny

The Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre is Kilkenny’s outdoor auditorium and it is used many times during the year for outdoor performances. Located beneath Ballykeeffe Woods and Nature Reserve, I have visited this area many times to walk our dog and get some exercise.

The Amphitheatre was build in the remains of an old slate quarry, for a longtime the performances were held in the open air but very recently it boasts a state of the art canopy which fits within the worked-out quarry.

The acoustics and setting are designed to provide for a great outdoor theatre and music performance.

When the new canopy first appeared, I took the following images.

Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre – a gallery

Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre 2

Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre 3

Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre 4

Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre 5

Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre 6

Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre 7

12 responses

  1. 1annecasey

    Beautiful shots Nigel!

    September 12, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    • Hello Anne πŸ™‚

      Thank you, very pleased that you like and comment on this post πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      September 12, 2013 at 12:38 pm

  2. Nice set, love the framing and contrasts. Impressive πŸ˜‰

    September 12, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    • Hello Guillau….

      Thank you, that’s very welcome and useful feedback πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      September 12, 2013 at 7:40 pm

  3. artscottnet

    Great photography. I’m fascinated by the shapes in this.

    September 12, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    • Hello Scott, Thank you

      Yes, the circle that is the stage is very symbolic, I think it’s in the form of a sun symbol.

      That that’s what you meant ?

      September 12, 2013 at 7:43 pm

      • artscottnet

        Yes the shape of the stage, love the design. I’m sure a lot of thought went into the acoustics as well.

        September 12, 2013 at 9:29 pm

  4. Great idea! We don’t have any amphitheatres here but there should be with this heat. Great shots! πŸ™‚

    September 12, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    • Hello Norma πŸ™‚

      Thank you, it’s great to have it, it’s a very rural part of the world here, so to have something like this is a true gift πŸ™‚

      You should see if some group of people would be able to fund having one !

      September 12, 2013 at 7:45 pm

  5. Nice compostion…the independence of the forms …tones of grey…it all works!

    September 12, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    • Hello Navery πŸ™‚

      Thank you, that is wonderful and very welcome feedback πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      September 12, 2013 at 7:46 pm

  6. Although I’ve never been to an outdoor theater, I have been to an outdoor concert. Wonderful! Love the detail!

    September 13, 2013 at 6:48 pm

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