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The Raven, Curracloe, Co. Wexford

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Images taken using a Nikon D700
The Raven nature reserve, Curracloe, Co.Wexford
Irish landscape photography : Nigel Borrington

The Raven Nature Reserve and Curracloe beach

located at Raven Point on the north side of Wexford ( Loch Garman) Harbour, Co. Wexford.

Raven Point is a spit, a type of peninsula created by deposited sand. It is a portion of an area consisting of a series of sand dunes known as the North Slob with views of the Irish sea and the harbour.

The Reserve is located beside Curracloe beach, best known for having featured in the Second World War themed motion picture ‘Saving Private Ryan.’

Raven Point is planted with a forest of pine and other evergreen trees. It is also a sanctuary for birds such as geese and wildlife especially the red squirrel. Seals can also be seen on the beaches and in Wexford Harbour.

A looped walk of the area goes to the tip of the Raven Point spit through the wood and back again via the beach.

It’s a wonderful place to visit for a day and offers long walks and one of Ireland best white sandy beaches.

Raven point a Gallery

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29 responses

  1. Beautiful!

    September 24, 2013 at 2:30 am

    • Hello Michelle

      Thank you, very please you enjoyed the images and post 🙂 🙂

      September 24, 2013 at 11:15 am

      • I think your dog is fantastic! I love my dog! I can tell you love yours too! 🙂

        September 24, 2013 at 12:17 pm

  2. artscottnet

    stunning photography and there’s sweet Molly 😉

    September 24, 2013 at 3:22 am

    • Hello Scott,

      Thank you, form both myself and Molly 🙂 🙂

      September 24, 2013 at 11:15 am

  3. Top photo really does it for me!

    September 24, 2013 at 3:29 am

    • Hello Alli,

      Thank you, very pleased you like this image and commented, thank you for visiting 🙂 🙂 🙂

      September 24, 2013 at 11:16 am

  4. Love the contrast of light and shadow in these…

    September 24, 2013 at 8:12 am

    • Hello 🙂 🙂

      Thank you, it’s a wonderful place to take photo’s 🙂 🙂

      September 24, 2013 at 11:18 am

  5. Well done sir.

    September 24, 2013 at 9:53 am

    • Thank you, very pleased you visited and like this post, 🙂

      Nigel

      September 24, 2013 at 11:19 am

  6. Photos close to home

    A great series of shots. Really like the use of light and shadows.

    September 24, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    • Hello Pcth 🙂

      Thank you, very pleased that you like this post – Thank you !

      September 24, 2013 at 8:41 pm

  7. You have a great eye when it comes to using the light and creating great contrast in your photos, Nigel. I also had no idea that the movie used an Irish location. Those grasses are amazing. Well-done.

    September 24, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    • Hello Dale 🙂

      Thank you very much, that’s a very helpful and welcome comment – Many thanks 🙂

      September 24, 2013 at 8:41 pm

  8. All fantastic shots Nigel 🙂

    I’ll bet it’s beautiful there in the winter as well.

    🙂

    September 24, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    • Hello Sharon 🙂

      Thank you, Yes – some fantastic birds wintering and the sea’s can be just amazing 🙂 Thanks Sharon 🙂

      September 24, 2013 at 8:44 pm

  9. Beautiful !

    September 24, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    • Hello Navery 🙂

      Thank you, very happy that you commented and liked this post 🙂

      September 24, 2013 at 8:45 pm

  10. poppytump

    Absolutely gorgeous Nigel . Enjoyed these very much .
    I’d be down here every day if I lived nearby … sigh .. sand as soft as the caribbean .. solitude … hushing and rushing of the sea …
    And Tufty ! The red squirrel 🙂

    September 25, 2013 at 10:24 am

  11. Nigel, your images are stunning!

    September 25, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    • Hello Robin 🙂

      Thank you, very pleased you like these images and that you commented 🙂 Thank you 🙂

      September 25, 2013 at 10:47 pm

  12. The grass in the sand — yummy!

    September 27, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    • Hello Elen 🙂

      Thank you, very pleased you like and commented 🙂 🙂 🙂

      September 28, 2013 at 12:14 pm

  13. 1annecasey

    So beautiful! That first shot is like a painting. Molly looks like she’s loving it!!

    October 2, 2013 at 6:25 am

    • Hello Anne 🙂

      Thank you 🙂

      She just love the Sea and beach’s, it’s so open here she has great freedom 🙂

      October 2, 2013 at 11:28 am

  14. Nigel, you have a wonderful artist’s eye. Thank you for the walk. Just what I needed this morning.

    October 11, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    • Hello 🙂

      Thank you, that a lovely and very appreciated comment 🙂

      Very pleased you enjoyed this post 🙂 🙂

      October 11, 2013 at 6:13 pm

  15. I was lucky enough to have spent a few summers (every time unusually sunny) in Ireland. What gifts those summers were! Your photos are beautiful.

    November 27, 2013 at 12:55 pm

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