Navan Camera Club Weekend Away May 2017

 

Quick report from club annual weekend away.

This year club members decide  for weekend away location around Cork.

We pick Little Island, Cork at our base.

At Friday morning we start trip to do photography world 😀 .

First stop , Rock of Cashel

The Rock of Cashel (Carraig Phádraig), also known as Cashel of the Kings and St. Patrick’s Rock, is a historic site located at Cashel, County Tipperary . (Wikipedia)

Second day we visit Spike Island

Spike Island (Inis Píc) is an island of 103 acres in Cork Harbour, Ireland. Originally the site of a monastic settlement, the island is dominated by an 18th-century star fort named Fort Mitchel. The island’s strategic location within the harbour meant it was used at times for defence and as a prison. Since the early 21st century the island has been developed as a heritage tourist attraction, with €5.5m investment in exhibition and visitor spaces and accompanying tourism marketing. There were in excess of 10,000 visitors to the island during the month of August 2016 (wikipedia)

BUT BEFORE THE BOAT:

Time for relax, and more pictures….

Then …. on the way to the boat :

At the island, we pick a option with tour guide in Cork style…… fast talk 🙂

As the latest use for Spike Ireland was a prison, then main part of tour was dedicated that part of history. Few pictures from there:

From the Spike Island we can find stunning view of Cobh with huge Cathedral

Cathedral inside

Also we found Titanic Memorial Gardens in Cobh

Of course we had social experience at the nice dinner.

At the way back in Sunday we visit 2 another places:

First, Fota House and Gardens with colourful flowers,

and second, Roches Point lighthouse where club members take a lot of pictures,

and unfortunately we have to back home after amazing weekend with

very special Thank You for person who organise this event hon. secretary Dave D.

Random photos

Navan Camera Club Flickr showcase

Our Flickr group https://www.flickr.com/groups/navancc


Seascape photography lecture

We had last night lecture by Eimhear Collins Photography about seascape long exposure photos and landscapes . A lot of amazing pictures from Ireland and Norway. Enjoyable night.