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Irish landscape photography : Monday morning sunrise at the beach – a Poem

Monday Morning at the Beach, Monatray West, Youghal, Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

Monday Morning at the Beach,
Monatray West, Youghal,
Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

Monday morning at the beach

A Monday morning Sunrise at the Beach
the soft breath of the sea air,
tickles your nose.

You feel the cool morning air,
lightly brushing your cheek.

Soft Sun light
surrounds you in a welcoming hug.

The waves nip at your toes,
you can taste the ocean,
while the moon says goodbye.

Light bursts across the beach,
the sky brightens in a joyful smile.

The clouds disappear,
as the sun dances across the waves.


Youghal lighthouse, county Cork

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The Lighthouse at Youghal, county Cork
Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

The lighthouse at Youghal’s, County Cork, is situated on the cliffs at the entrance to Youghal Bay.

The Geraldine owners of the town first built a tower on the site in 1202 and funded the nuns of the Chapel of St. Anne under the condition that they maintain the light in the tower.

his tower was demolished in 1848 to allow for the construction of the present lighthouse due to the large number of vessels using Youghal Bay – over 500 circa 1850.

The current lighthouse was built of granite and began working on 1st February 1852. It has since been automated with a light flashing every 2.5 seconds reaching a distance of 17 nautical miles miles from shore.

There are diving rocks below the lighthouse for those wishing to take a refreshing dip!

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Monday mornings. A poem: When the fishing boats go out.

Monday Morning all at sea
Fishing boat setting to sea, Youghal, county Cork
Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

Monday Morning – setting to sea

Monday morning and it is that time of the week when I am always looking somehow to get my mind and body moving.

Some little time back I stayed for a week down near Youghal, county Cork. Each Morning I would watch the boats heading out to sea, very early each day they would slowly disappear over the horizon.

Just to help me start my own day and the week ahead I found this Poem by Lucy Montgomery.

When the Fishing Boats Go Out

Lucy Montgomery

When the lucent skies of morning flush with dawning rose once more,
And waves of golden glory break adown the sunrise shore,
And o’er the arch of heaven pied films of vapor float.
There’s joyance and there’s freedom when the fishing boats go out.

The wind is blowing freshly up from far, uncharted caves,
And sending sparkling kisses o’er the brows of virgin waves,
While routed dawn-mists shiver­oh, far and fast they flee,
Pierced by the shafts of sunrise athwart the merry sea!

Behind us, fair, light-smitten hills in dappled splendor lie,
Before us the wide ocean runs to meet the limpid sky­
Our hearts are full of poignant life, and care has fled afar
As sweeps the white-winged fishing fleet across the harbor bar.

The sea is calling to us in a blithesome voice and free,
There’s keenest rapture on its breast and boundless liberty!
Each man is master of his craft, its gleaming sails out-blown,
And far behind him on the shore a home he calls his own.

Salt is the breath of ocean slopes and fresher blows the breeze,
And swifter still each bounding keel cuts through the combing seas,
Athwart our masts the shadows of the dipping sea-gulls float,
And all the water-world’s alive when the fishing boats go out.


Images from the Blackwater river

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Images of the Blackwater river, Munster, Ireland
Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

The Blackwater river

One of my favourite river’s in Ireland is the Blackwater, it flows from Co.Kerry all the way to Youghal Harbour, on the south coast.

“The Blackwater or Munster Blackwater (Irish: An Uisce Dubh, The Black Water) is a river which flows through counties Kerry, Cork, and Waterford in Ireland. It rises in the Mullaghareirk Mountains in County Kerry and then flows in an easterly direction through County Cork, through Mallow and Fermoy. It then enters County Waterford where it flows through Lismore, before abruptly turning south at Cappoquin, and finally draining into the Celtic Sea at Youghal Harbour. In total, the Blackwater is 169 kilometres long.

The Blackwater is notable for being one of the best salmon fishing rivers in the country. Like many Irish and British rivers, salmon stocks declined in recent years, but the Irish Government banned commercial netting of salmon off the coast of Ireland in November, 2006.”

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Images of the Blackwater river, Lismore, Munster, Ireland
Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

As it passes just below Lismore Castle ( Which I will do another full post on ), it has carved out one of the most Beautiful river valley’s in the south of the country. I have many images from this area and visit regularly so will come back many time to post some more images.

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Images of the Blackwater river, Munster, Ireland
Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

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Images of the Blackwater river, Munster, Ireland
Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington


View from the window

View from the window

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Irish landscape photography, Nigel Borrington
Glenbeg,Youghal, Co Cork

If you took-up my offer of a seat over the last weekend then this is the view from the window..

View from the window full beach

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Irish landscape photography, Nigel Borrington
Glenbeg,Youghal, Co Cork

Glenbeg is a small cove just east of Youghal on the south coast of Ireland and Its a special little place that I hope to return to this year for some more picture….

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