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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 Kilkennyโ€™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 ๐Ÿ™‚

      Thank you, very pleased that you like and comment on this post ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

      September 12, 2013 at 12:38 pm

  2. Nice set, love the framing and contrasts. Impressive ๐Ÿ˜‰

    September 12, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    • Hello Guillau….

      Thank you, that’s very welcome and useful feedback ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

      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! ๐Ÿ™‚

    September 12, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    • Hello Norma ๐Ÿ™‚

      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 ๐Ÿ™‚

      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 ๐Ÿ™‚

      Thank you, that is wonderful and very welcome feedback ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

      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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