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
I saw something amazing last night over the Irish Sea. A devilish red sunset which nearly melted our plane. There were towering castles in the distant which were made of thick black clouds. Below us were rolling hills of puffy things. God was simply exhaling. This picture isn’t mine, but it’s the closest thing I could…… Continue reading God Exhaling Over the Irish Sea
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
Taken by my father on a trip to the fatherland in the 1980s. This stunning pictures captures a life that is slowly fading away in Ireland. A journal and more pictures from the trip can be found here.
My Ma just showed me the journal that she kept along the ride. Notice as well some of the great pictures. My favourite is the one of the two Irish men with the bicycle. Interestingly, my parents visited Trinity College Dublin (where I now teach and research). One of the pictures is where I often…… Continue reading Personal: The time my Ma and Dad went to Ireland (circa 1980)
I’ve blogged about this many times, but just to reiterate, I served as the Editor for the Trinity College Dublin Journal of Postgraduate Research, Volume XI. Here are some action pictures from the launch event, which were taken by friend and great photographer, Robbie Fry. © Robbie Fry Photography
This was an outstanding event and, according to many, the best launch of the Journal of Postgraduate Research (JPR) to date (no doubt the cover was the best ever). Many thanks to our panel members, especially Senator David Norris, for lighting up the audience with his wit and charm. I also can’t forget to congratulate our…… Continue reading Pictures of TCD JPR Vol. XI launch
I took this at Kadikoy, Turkey at the Sali Bazar in January 2012.
Oia is a small village on the northern tip of Santorini island. It’s a famous spot for its sunset. Indeed, that was clear when the people around me started applauding when the sun was gone.
On May 5th, I’m packing my bags, which will absolutely include one of my all-time favourites, Plato’s Dialogues, for a much needed vacation away from the cold and rainy (but still beautiful!) island of Ireland. It has been a hell of a few months with fieldwork and editing this Journal, so this trip couldn’t have…… Continue reading 8 spots I seek to visit around Greece