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February evening at Beach : Duncannon Beach, Co.Wexford, Ireland

Duncannon Beach, County Wexord, Digital painting,
Nigel Borrington 2020

February evening at Duncannon Beach

The light by the last wave lingers on fronds
of seaweed fingering wave-wet rocks where
brim-filled pools overflow before they
empty when the water surges then sucks,
surges, then sucks.

glistening, sun warmed, lit by the last
light of day while slow footsteps meander
with the gentle waves rhythms, rising, falling,
so calming in my ears, that crest falling
with an almost silent swish, hearbeat’s grace.

All troubles tumbled away calmed first,
washed by light where the last wave lingers.


Irish landscapes, Curracloe beach,county wexford

Irish Landscapes
Curracloe Beach
County Wexford
Nigel Borrington

Curracloe Beach in County Wexford is one of the most popular beaches in Ireland. Located 2KM away from Curracloe Village, this soft-sand beach is frequented by sunbathers and nature-lovers alike.

During the summer months, you’ll find that the area is bustling with life, as holidaymakers leave their home counties to take up residence in the holiday homes, campsites, hotels and B&Bs that surround the area. Later on, during the autumn and winter months, Curracloe Beach and its nearby forest become a hot spot for dog-walkers, joggers and anyone else in pursuit of a peaceful stroll.

The area itself is suitable for bathing, as it has a Blue Flag certification. This certification, which is awarded by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), serves as a notice to beach-goers that the area and its surrounding waters have lived up to a number of strict regulatory standards.

Its 7-mile-long beach is famous for its soft and fine sand, which puts it in contrast with many of the stony beaches that you will find around Ireland. The beach is guarded by a number of large and sprawling dunes, all of which are held together and stabilised by a seemingly-endless blanket of green marram grass. During the warmer months, these sand dunes prove to be extremely popular amongst visitors, many of whom will not pass up the opportunity to roll down them.

Curracloe Strand, Ballinesker, was used for the filming of the D-Day sequence in Saving Private Ryan, due to similarity to Omaha Beach in Normandy. Filming began June 27, 1997, and lasted for two months. The village of Curracloe lacked 3-phase electricity but when the film company decided to film there, it was connected.

Curracloe Strand was also used for the Irish beach scene in the movie Brooklyn.


Easter (Ostara) Friday at the beach.

Dunmore east 01
Dunmore east, County Waterford, Ireland
Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

The Easter weekend is traditionally to first weekend of warm summer days here in Ireland, its a great time to get out and about and what better place than going down to the beach.

With a population of only 4.3 Million the beaches are never to full at this time of year, yet the weather can be very good. The images in this post were taken this Morning at the small fishing town of Dunmore east and the near by beach of Forenaught, a small and private little place that’s great for a morning swim.

Image Gallery

Dunmore east 02

Dunmore east 03

Dunmore east 04


Its a winters weekend so why not….

Its the weekend so find a beach 1
Nikon D7000, 18-200mm vr 11 lens
Monatray West Beach, county Waterford

Its a winters weekend so why not find a beach and go for a long walk….

On a beach, a winters weekend

I walk on the winter beach
from here to there
and beyond where the beach ends
past indifferent sea gulls
over beached kelps
over bleached sea shells
to the sound of crushing waves
to the call of ebbing memories

Its the weekend so find a beach 2.

I walk on the winter beach
I shall go
I must go
alone
beyond where the beach ends


Surfing the Waves at Bunmahon Beach, county Waterford

Bunmahon Beach Surfers 1
Surfers at Bunmahon Beach, County Waterford
Irish landscape photography : Nigel Borrington

One place I keep returning to for some photography is the beach at Bunmahon, County waterford.

There is always lots going on with kite flyers and Surfers.

The waves are not be the highest in the country here as the beach is on the south coast, the best surf can be found on the west coast of Ireland( Counties, Clare and Galway for example). It is however a perfect location for beginners or locals at in the evening or at the weekends.

The following photographs are or a local surfing club surfing during the summer.

Surfers at Bunmanhon beach, Gallery

Bunmahon Beach Surfers 2

Bunmahon Beach Surfers 3

Bunmahon Beach Surfers 4

Bunmahon Beach Surfers 5