Tag Archives: Portrush

Portrush Wheel

A long walk from the West Strand into Portrush, around Ramore Head and back past Barry’s to the West Strand, with a break for a cappuccino along the way! Just one pause to make an image with the Fujifilm X-T30, and a Nikon manual focus 35-70mm lens. It was dusk, around 8.45pm:-

Same Portrush – Different PerspecTive

We walked through Portrush this afternoon, and then drove out through Bushmills to have afternoon coffee at the fabulous BOTHY COFFEE cafe at White Park Bay. Iv’e spent so much time with a camera in Portrush, so I wanted to get some different shots, something fresh and original from a familiar location. Here’s a few of my efforts…

The Liverpool Supporter’s Back Alley/.

I looked down this entry and noticed a Liverpool FC flag hanging from a window, giving a tiny splash colour to an otherwise bland scene.

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Dr Adam Clarke

On a recent visit to the North Coast (of Ireland) I visited the town of Portrush, and made some images of the local Methodist Church there.  Why so?  Because of its name!  This church is named for the learned Bible commentator Dr Adam Clarke.

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Adam Clarke was born in 1760 near Tobermore, and died of Cholera in Westminster, London in 1832. Clarke’s greatest work was his Bible Commentary, which was to be a standard theological text among Methodists for around 200 years.  Continue reading Dr Adam Clarke

Photo-Essay: Dunluce Castle.

Dunluce Castle, 2nd November 2016.

A visit to Dunluce Castle, between Portrush and Portballintrae on a cold, windy day in November, yet still plenty of foreign tourists around the ancient monument.  The castle was built in the early 17th Century, by Randall McDonnell, and the now derelict mansion house sits out on a rock, reached only by a wooden bridge.

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The approach to the castle is by way of a walled ‘funnel’ – to make it virtually unassailable. ┬áVisitors would have to be processed through the funnel, and any attack would be almost impossible.

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