Mark Grealish

Cats and wizardry.


ireland

The Western Way

In December I hiked the Western Way in Galway between Maam Cross and Oughterard. Timing from my phone and FitBit: 00:42:50 + 04:41:38 = 05:24:28 The part of the Way I hiked was 26 kilometres of spectacular rugged Connemara scenery-bogs, forests, mountains, lakes and rivers all in a breath of one another. Being out on […]

A Fairy Hike to a Fairy Castle

Yesterday winter came back around to grumble “And another thing…” in the middle of what otherwise should be a well-behaved spring. After Storm Emma I kicked myself that I didn’t get out of Harold’s Cross to see the parks or countryside around Dublin while we had snow. So when I saw snow on the ground […]

Ticknock Forest

Kilmashogue Forest

Marlay Park

Snowy Marlay Park

The beauty of transience-green yesterday, green tomorrow.

Now in this Hush

Taken during the worst of the blizzard during Storm Emma.

White Dublin

Snow around Rathmines and Harold’s Cross on the second and third days of Storm Emma.

Storm Emma

Harold’s Cross and Rathmines on the first day of Storm Emma.

Nine Days Difference

Taken at Portobello, Dublin.

Leonard’s Corner

Taken before lousy Smarch weather rolled in.

And Two Seagulls

The Dragon of Parnell Street

Happy year of the dog!

Island, Woman, Sky

Taken at the Howth Cliff Walk on February 18.

Ninety Degrees Separated

Taken at Usher’s, Dublin on February 8.

Goodbye, 2017

We make our own happiness.

The Hill of Doon

Taken on the Western Way in early December 2017.

Wet Galway, December 2017

It’s pure fucking Leprechaun magic, how it rained in Galway for a straight fucking week. The fuck.

Menlo Castle in the Snow

What a fantastic start to my winter holidays!

The Glendalough Valley from Laragh

Taking while on a hike with a Meetup.com hillwalking group. Absolutely stunning day.

Perspective

An eerie flat plain approaches a sharp clifftop.

Anarchy on the Streets of Dublin 8

They respect no law but the law of MIGHT MAKE RIGHT.

Ordinary Day

Taken at Bull Island, October 14.

Phoenix Park, September 2017

Taken on September 24 on a wonderful warm autumn evening.

Poolbeg in Silhouette from Bull Island

Menlo Skylight

Thorncastle Street Apartments, Ringsend

The Iveagh Trust, Dublin

Liffey Sunset

Hell of a gorgeous evening!

The Secret Life of Crows

Ricky Whelan (@rickywhelan) of Birdwatch Ireland hosted “The Secret Life of Crows” last night at the Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin. The lecture capped off my gorgeous Autumn evening walk across from the office after work. While in the line I struck up a conversation from a retired New Zealander couple who are out to cycle […]