Clare · Pictures

19th/20th Century Pictures of Tivoli Terrace, Lisdoonvarna

I went to the Valuation Office in Dublin yesterday for the second time in a week. I pulled up records in relation to where my great, great-grandfather lived after he left our older home in Ardeamush, Lisdoonvarna. I posted about that home here. Michael Considine (b.1861) lived in a place called Tivoli Terrace on Main St. in the townland of Rathbaun,…… Continue reading 19th/20th Century Pictures of Tivoli Terrace, Lisdoonvarna

Pictures · Travels

Four Years in Ireland – A Photo Gallery

This photo gallery documents my last four years traveling around the magical Éire. I arrived in Ireland in the fall of 2010 to study at Coláiste na Tríonóide (Trinity College Dublin). As a MacConsaidín, I quickly learned that my second home is northwest Contae an Chláir (County Clare), especially the village of Lios Dúin Bhearna (Lisdoonvarna), the birthplace of my…… Continue reading Four Years in Ireland – A Photo Gallery

Clare · Pictures

A Ridiculous Picture of the Cliffs of Moher, County Clare

This ridiculous picture of the Cliffs of Moher, County Clare (Ireland), was snapped by Sean Tomkins. Obviously it captures the natural beauty of the cliffs, but it also shows a rare natural optical event called a “Brocken Spectre,” or “a magnified shadow of an observer, typically surrounded by rainbow-like bands, thrown on to a bank of cloud in high…… Continue reading A Ridiculous Picture of the Cliffs of Moher, County Clare

Pictures · Travels

Port, an Abandoned Irish Famine Village in Donegal

In all my travels, Port, Donegal was one of the most magical places that I’ve ever been. Port has been called “the most remote and least visited corner of Ireland.” The nearest neighbors are three miles up the road. I’m still surprised that we even found it considering that you can take only one road to get there.…… Continue reading Port, an Abandoned Irish Famine Village in Donegal

Pictures · Poems

Simplicity

I took this picture at Anwar al Madina mosque on Dublin’s northside during Mawlid 2013.

Pictures

Picture of sunset published in Boston.com

A picture I snapped of a sunset in Dover, Massachusetts has recently been published by Boston.com, an affiliate of The Boston Globe and The New York Times. See the picture at Boston.com  

Pictures · Travels

A little bit of Italy on the Irish coast

These are some pictures of my recent visit to Killiney (Irish: Cill Iníon Léinín, meaning “Church of the Daughters of Léinín”). Killiney is located about 30 minutes on the train from Dublin city centre. For many centuries the major part of the district was the property of the Talbot de Malahide family, some of the…… Continue reading A little bit of Italy on the Irish coast

Pictures

A walk on a not so dark day in Dublin

These pictures were snapped in the beginning of 2013 while walking around my old stomping ground: The Liberties in Dublin. Dublin can seem like a very dark place at times. In this gallery, I tried to tease out the bright lights as best as I could.

Pictures

And that was all heaven said

“I saw only the noble earth on which I was born, with the great Star which warms and enlightens it. I saw the clouds that hang their significant drapery over us. It was Day— that was all Heaven said.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson This was taken as I flew over Ireland in the wee hours…… Continue reading And that was all heaven said

Pictures · Quoted

Rumi’s Advice on Tolerance, Compassion and Love

This picture was taken at the annual Muslim Day Parade in New York City in the fall of 2008. I did not take this picture in black and white. It has been doctored using some software.

Pictures

“For Those Who Love With Their Heart and Soul”

About a year ago Melony and I visited a beautiful place called Glencolumbkille, Ireland. We found the beautiful Maghera Beach on a memorable day trip.

Pictures

Pictures of Beautiful Churches in Europe

Here’s a collection of pictures I’ve taken over the years in traveling throughout Europe. The churches range from Catholic, to Protestant, to Greek Orthodox in Italy, Greece, Spain, and Ireland. Below you will see massive cathedrals in major cities but also little parishes in the middle of nowhere. I hope to add to this gallery as…… Continue reading Pictures of Beautiful Churches in Europe

Pictures · Quoted

Carry beauty

Flying into Dublin over a year ago, our plane glided through a majestic sky that was truly awe inspiring. I use a quote from Boston native Ralph Waldo Emerson, a transcendental philosopher, poet, and humanitarian for inspiration.

Pictures

“There is a Voice that Doesn’t Use Words. Listen.” – Rumi

I took this picture in the summer of 2012 in Glencolumbkille, Ireland. Glencolumbkille is located in a quiet area on the coast of Donegal. My lady and I had just returned to our place after a magical drive to the abandoned seaside village called Port.

Pictures

Is this the most important quote in American history?

Pictures

Two of my street art photographs published by The Guardian (England)

The Guardian Witness has a new assignment called Public Art. Whether it’s a traditional statue or graffiti on the wall of an underpass – public art is all around us. But is it always good? Public art can be controversial, the latest proposed occupant of the Fourth Plinth in London’s Trafalgar Square is a recent…… Continue reading Two of my street art photographs published by The Guardian (England)

Pictures

Where is your soul from?

I took this picture in the summer of 2011 at “The Rock” in Dover, Massachusetts. “The Rock” is one of my favorite getaways, a serene place I often go to contemplate the world around me. That’s me in the picture. I placed my camera on the timer to capture the glorious sunset. I’ve included Rumi’s poetry to…… Continue reading Where is your soul from?

Pictures

Anwar Al Madina Mosque in Dublin, Ireland

Outreach · Pictures

Pictures of Mawlid Celebration in Dublin (2013)

As I first mentioned in this post, I recently had the privilege of participating in Mawlid E Nabi, also referred to as simply Mawlid, to celebrate the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him). The event was set up by the Irish Sufi Foundation and the Sufi community at Anwar Al Madina mosque in Dublin’s…… Continue reading Pictures of Mawlid Celebration in Dublin (2013)

Outreach · Pictures

Pictures of Mawlid with Dublin’s Sufi Community

In the first weekend of March 2013, I had the pleasure of participating in Mawlid E Nabi, also referred to as simply Mawlid, to celebrate the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him). The event was set up by the Irish Sufi Foundation and the Sufi community at Anwar Al Madina mosque in Dublin’s…… Continue reading Pictures of Mawlid with Dublin’s Sufi Community

Pictures

Photos of Northwest County Clare

Pictures

The roots of American toleration and religious freedom

Pictures

Pictures of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin

St. Patrick’s Cathedral in The Liberties, Dublin, is one of the great gems of Ireland. The Cathedral is one of the most important in Christendom, for it’s said that St. Patrick himself baptized the pagan Irish at a well outside of the church. I hope that you enjoy these pictures @CraigCons

Pictures

Pictures of visit to Istanbul

I visited Istanbul, Turkey, over 1 year ago, but I’m just now adding them to the blog. Istanbul is a remarkable city with tons of history and culture. I made it to all the key historic spots including the Hagia Sophia (my favorite), all the main mosques, Topkapi Palace, and managed to catch a ferry…… Continue reading Pictures of visit to Istanbul

Pictures

“Journey into America” at SOAS

Pictures · Travels

Pictures of trip to Rome

Pictures · Travels

Pictures of Walk from Bré to Na Clocha Liatha

Just outside of Baile Átha Cliath (Dublin) via the Dart is the small seaside village of Bré (Bray).  Just north of Bré is another seaside village of Na Clocha Liatha (Greystones), which is about a three-hour walk from said place.  Beginning in Bré there’s a shorter ‘cliff walk’ that you can take to Na Clocha Liatha, but you…… Continue reading Pictures of Walk from Bré to Na Clocha Liatha

Pictures

Pictures: Outside Dublin castle in the fall

Personal · Pictures

Fashion blog on men’s street style

I was walking past Christ’s Church in Dublin as I do nearly every day.  As I was rounding the pub The Bull and the Castle, an energetic young woman came scurrying up to me and asked if she could take my picture for the Mens UK fashion blog Boots, Jeans and Leathers. This is actually…… Continue reading Fashion blog on men’s street style

Pictures

Pictures: Treading around Dublin

Pictures

Pictures: Work is love made visable

As I mentioned previously, when I play around with the blinds over my window, I can create some pretty magical displays of light.

Pictures

Pictures: Zap of light

When I play around with the blinds over my window, I can create some pretty magical displays of light.

Pictures

Ireland in the sky

I usually take the 6:30 pm (Boston time) flight back to Dublin, but the flight this time around was delayed 3 hours due to bad weather. If it wasn’t for the delay, taking these pictures would’ve been impossible. We were lucky enough to fly over the emerald isle as the sun was rising. These were…… Continue reading Ireland in the sky

Pictures

Picture: One year anniversary of Occupy Movement

I’m posting this picture (which was a vetted CNN iReport) to remember Occupy Dame Street (Dublin) and the one year anniversary of the start of the global Occupy Movement.

Pictures

Picture: Comfortable bee in the flower

Pictures

Picture: Kids these days

  Shot at high school in Needham, Massachusetts on 9/11.  

Pictures

Picture: Mount Branden in Éire

Fieldwork · Pictures

Picture/Fieldwork: The Pitt

Pictures · Poems

Poem: What’s out there

After Emerson When the act of reflection takes place in the mind, when we look at ourselves in the light of thought, we discover that our life is embosomed in beauty. Behind us, as we go, all things assume pleasing forms, as clouds do far off. Not only things familiar and stale, but even the…… Continue reading Poem: What’s out there

Pictures

Picture: Where I think sometimes

On the porch in Needham

Pictures

Picture: Let the light in

Pictures

Pictures: Os Gemeos Mural in Boston

Interviews over the controversy that this Os Gemeos mural has stirred will follow in a short documentary.

Pictures

Pictures: Collection of best shots over the years

This gallery exhibits some of what I feel are the better pictures that I have taken over the years. Copyright Craig Considine

Personal · Pictures

Picture: Peace in Books

I was reading too much with Nag Champa incents in Na Saoirsí, December 2011. The small room is fish-bowled and there is just enough light in. The wallpapers are bright orange with fluffy brush painting.

Pictures · Travels

Serene Sunset in Port, Ireland

At the abandoned village of Port. One of the most serene places I have ever visited. Click to enlarge.

Pictures

Picture: Mel in the cave

Taken at Maghera Beach in northwest Ireland. Click to enlarge.

Pictures

Picture: North End Italian Jersey

  My Ma and sister went to the North End about a week ago and scooped up this awesome jersey.  

Pictures

Picture: The purple house in Kinsale

  Taken in the spring of 2011 in the beautiful coastal village of Kinsale, Ireland.  

Pictures

Picture: Mad?

Pictures

Picture: The rose in the sky

That’s me at Royal Holloway, University of London (spring 2008).