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January 21st was such a clear, almost springlike day on Sherkin Island in Cork. The walk to the cow strand is about a 50 minute slow walk, from this end of the island. It depends on who you meet. Its nice to bump into people and have a chat. Taking photographs adds to the time… all good. Wandering along the road and stopping to observe what catches the eye is pure luxury. Below is a small selection of what was seen.

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Colour on Sherkin

Suffice it to say I love living on Sherkin Island.  Not to be too dramatic but it’s a dream come true. The journey started 10 or so years ago when I saw a program on Nationwide RTE and was hooked.  Art holidays with Cora Collins and Majella O Neill for starters, and then the DIT Visual Art Degree Program for 4 years followed by a permanent move from Dublin and the rest is history.

Walking on the island is an inspiration and taking photos of whatever catches my eye and observing the colours inspires me to crochet with lots of lovely yarn shades and yarn textures and create with beautiful colours.  Not bad as they say in Cork.

Happy Crafting


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Cow Strand

Some photos taken on a lovely walk to Cow Strand which is a beautiful beach on Sherkin Island. The sea was wild and wonderful, with the foam looking like suds as it was blown on the sand. The light was fab and I met a lovely curious cow on the way. Keep an eye out on the website, as photos will be available for purchase, very shortly, in variable sizes. If you have ay enquiries please email