Category Archive: Coast


   Floating cloud, now pool of light – Heaven’s loss.

Hail Glorious St Patrick

Hail, glorious St. Patrick, dear saint of our isle, On us thy poor children bestow a sweet smile; And now thou art high in the mansions above, On Erin’s green valleys look down… Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective

‘Conversation’, Mixed Media © wildsherkin 2014. I can hear what you are saying from here: ‘Hasn’t her art style really evolved?’ ‘ The depth of colour, tonal qualities and texture of her work has definitely moved on… Continue reading

Shifting sands

Sherkin Island has taken a battering from storms (Darwin and Christine) this winter, wreaking havoc on the island’s ferry timetable, events schedules and islanders’ lives, as well as damaging infrastructure and property. If every… Continue reading

Little boat

A little boat came sailing across Roaring Water Bay one day last August and caught my eye. When I came across the photo in my archives recently, I decided to give it a little make-over. There is… Continue reading

Travel theme: illuminated

Ailsa’s travel theme this week is illuminated. This picture shows Sherkin Island in the distance as the ferry makes the ten minute trip to Baltimore on the mainland. Shooting straight into the sun probably isn’t… Continue reading

Wild Sherkin The storms that have been battering our coastline took their toll on Sherkin Island yesterday. I have just seen this video clip shot by Robbie Murphy. I have posted many pictures of Cow… Continue reading

Shoot it, sketch it

After the storm, Trá Bán, Sherkin Island. Soft pastel. © wildsherkin 2013. I decided to leave out the big rock in the foreground as it could have looked like an elephant’s bottom! I’m not sure… Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Let there be light

Give me hope in the darkness that I will see the light. Picture: Trá Bán, Sherkin Island, Co Cork. Words: Not mine but not sure where they have come from… Mumford & Sons lyrics? For… Continue reading

Tying the knot

There are times when the most ordinary things take on a beauty of their own and their story has to be told… P.S. I can hardly blame you if you are thinking: A:… Continue reading