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‘Happy Christmas’

Wednesday, December 25, 2013|

Just to wish you a Happy Christmas and have a lovely Christmas break! Thanks for checking out www.2u.ie throughout the year. I hope you have liked it, given you a little lift on occasions and touched your faith story in some small way.

‘Time Out’

Wednesday, December 18, 2013|

Photo was taken in the Prayer Room in Col√°iste Choilm, Ballincollig, Co.Cork (Irl)


Wednesday, December 18, 2013|

Photo was taken at Ballincollig, Co.Cork (Irl)

‘On My Own’

Sunday, December 15, 2013|

An intrepid hiker is rewarded with breathtaking views while crossing the Rotsteinpass, high above the village of Unterwasser, Switzerland.
Photo: Arno Balzarini/Keystone/EPA

‘Pope Francis’

Saturday, December 14, 2013|

Pope Francis has touched so many this year. Our Thought for Today gives him a special mention today!


Friday, November 22, 2013|

Photo was taken at the NEC Killarney, Co.Kerry (Irl)

A dip into the photo archive from 10 years ago

‘Typhoon Haiyan’

Monday, November 11, 2013|

Photo of Typhoon Haiyan is dramatically photographed by astronaut Karen Nyberg aboard the international space station. The photo gives a unique angle on one of the most powerful storms ever recorded.

‘Tree Planting’

Sunday, November 3, 2013|

Photo was taken yesterday afternoon at the Cork Association Beekeepers Apiary on the Carrigrohane Road, Cork (Irl)

‘Nearly Gone’

Thursday, October 10, 2013|

I know it's a photo of a photo but what a fab photo by photographer Eoin O'Sullivan. It was taken at the weekend during the Cork 20 Rally and it was printed in Cork's Evening Echo last evening.

St Francis

Friday, October 4, 2013|

Photo from the archive was taken at the start of the Gap Of Dunloe, near Killarney, Co.Kerry (Irl)

Salvius (584)

Tuesday, September 10, 2013|

Photo was taken last evening at the open air Mass at St.John's Well, on the slopes of Mushera mountain near Millstreet, Co.Cork (Irl) The Mass is celebrated each year on the 24th June to mark the feast of St.John The Baptist.


Sunday, September 1, 2013|

Photo from the arvhive was taken at Tooreenbawn, Millstreet, Co.Cork (Irl)

‘Dawn Breaking’

Saturday, August 24, 2013|

Photo was taken at the bridge next to Millstreet Railway Station, overlooking the River Finow and looking across at Clara Mountain, Co.Cork (Irl)

‘Nearly There’

Thursday, August 22, 2013|

Photo was taken at Tooreenbawn, Millstreet, Co.Cork (Irl)

Apologies about the delay with update of 2u.ie yesterday. It was due to the upgrade of website security measures.

‘Gold Medal Winner’

Saturday, August 17, 2013|

Photo was taken Moscow last Wednesday, just after the walkers walked through a cooling down mist, during the 50km World Championships walking event in Moscow.

‘Shooting Stars’

Wednesday, August 14, 2013|

On Tuesday night there was much talk about getting out and about at 10.30pm to see shooting stars in the annual Perseid meteor shower that passes by.

‘Squeezing My Way Through’

Friday, July 19, 2013|

Our photo today is of stage winner Christophe Riblon winding his way through a sea of fanatical supporters during the 18th stage of the Tour De France yesterday.

‘Lion Smiles’

Sunday, July 7, 2013|

The British and Irish Lions Rugby team were all smiles yesterday as they beat Australia 41-16 in the third Test to claim their first tour triumph since 1997.

Elizabeth of Portugal (1271-1336)

Thursday, July 4, 2013|

Photo was taken at Tooreenbawn, Millstreet, Co.Cork (Irl)

To coincide with mid term break I am taking a few days off. So the website will run from the archive until Sunday and return as normal on Monday. Many thanks Fr. James

‘A Tough Sport’

Sunday, June 30, 2013|

The 100th Tour De France started on the island of Corsica yesterday and was riddled with crashes particularly near the end of the stage.

‘Blasket Energy!!’

Friday, June 28, 2013|

Photo was taken at the Blasket Centre, Dún Chaoin, Baile an Fheirtéaraigh, Trá Lí, Co. Chiarraí.

‘Deeply Rooted’

Wednesday, June 26, 2013|

Our photo today of the tree with its deep roots, has been picked to coincide with our Thought For Today below

St.Joseph Cafasso

Saturday, June 22, 2013|

Photo was taken of a beautiful piece of craft/artwork hanging on one of the walls in Grace Dieu Retreat House, near Tramore, Co.Waterford. (Irl) from the archive 10 years ago

‘My Cute Family’

Tuesday, June 4, 2013|

This was one of my favorite photos from the weekend. It was taken by Robbie Reynolds and it's of a parent swan leading her cygnets out for a paddle in the pond at St. Stephen's Green Dublin.

‘Summer Is Here’

Monday, June 3, 2013|

Thanks to Nora O'Riordan for sharing this picture taken at the woods next to the Mills in Ballyvourney, Co.Cork (Irl)

‘Corpus Christi’

Sunday, June 2, 2013|

The feast of Corpus Christi is still marked in different parts of Ireland, with Eucharistic outdoor processions taking place. The biggest one takes place in Cork, with thousands walking in procession at 3pm.

‘Snowed Out’

Saturday, May 25, 2013|

Yesterday's 19th stage of the Giro d'Italia from Ponte di Legno to Val Martello was cancelled due to adverse weather conditions.

‘Pink Beauty’

Saturday, May 11, 2013|

A pink flower particularly stands out against a gentle natural green backdrop. A good photograph will often really stand out with a good colour contrast particularly in the background.


Sunday, March 31, 2013|

Photo was taken in the Church Of The Sacred Heart, Glounthaune, Co.Cork (Irl)

‘Walls Of Snow’

Tuesday, March 26, 2013|

If a White Christmas is rare enough what are the chances of a White Easter!? Freezing weather right across Europe has created lots of problems. Our photo today tells the story of a car makes as it made its way through a wall of snow piled up along a road in the Briercliffe area of Burnley, England. Photo was taken by Dave Thompson/PA Wire

‘Pope Francis’

Thursday, March 14, 2013|

Once the puffs of white smoke went up just after 6pm Irish time, it was suspense all the way. An ancient ritual of white smoke to announce a new pope captivated a world wide audience. When his name was called out in Latin it didn't register with anyone even the commentators! Soon the bits and pieces came together and then we heard it was Pope Francis from Argentina!

Little bits of his background will warm him to many. He lives a simple life based on St.Francis. He lives in a small apartment, does not like fuss or pomp, travels on a bus where possible and connects strongly with those who are poor and struggling. No one can deny he has a really tough job but one I'm sure he will do really well. It was a lovely moment when he asked everyone to pray for him last evening and then when he blessed everyone after our prayers for him.


Sunday, February 17, 2013|

Photo was taken at the Gap Of Dunloe, near Killarney, Co.Kerry (Irl)

‘Rolling Potatoes’

Saturday, February 16, 2013|

This photo has been doing the rounds on the internet recently and the message is simple - keep your distance from a lorry directly in front of you and more so if it has a load up.


Thursday, February 14, 2013|

Photo was taken yesterday at the start of the Evening Echo Cork City Women's Mini Marathon (Irl)

‘Finding The Right Note’

Tuesday, February 12, 2013|

The only news yesterday was the announcement by Pope Benedict 16th that he was retiring. In this photo the Pope plays piano at his summer residence in Les Combes, Val D'Aosta, Italy