Photo of the Nativity Stained Glass Window, was taken in the Church Of St Mary and St John, Ballincollig, Co.Cork (Irl) by painter and decorator Fergal Feehely. Fergal took the photo high up on scaffolding, during recent painting and renovation of the Church.
‘Christmas Wedding Smiles’
Photo was taken yesterday at the Church of St Berchert, Tullylease, Co.Cork (Irl)
‘Winter Solstice Dawn’
Photo was taken yesterday morning at 8.30a.m at Westcourt, Ballincollig, Co.Cork (Irl)
‘The Big Wheel’
Photo was taken on the Grand Parade, Cork looking across at the Big Wheel and St. Finbarr's Cathedral . The Big Wheel is up for the Glow Cork Christmas festival which runs until December 21st.
Picture is by Clare Keogh
This photo caught my eye yesterday..A Jay bounces through the snow in Kielder Forest, Northumberland.
Photo by Press Association
Photo was taken yesterday in the Prayer Room/Chapel at St Dominics Retreat House, Ennismore, Cork (Irl)
As we enter the last day of November this picture from the archives caught my eye. You simply can't beat a cosy fire at this time of year!
‘Christmas Has Begun’!!
With the RTE Late Late Toy Show on last night, one can safely say the countdown to Christmas is now on!!
St Elizabeth and Zachary
Photo was taken yesterday at Future Forest Gardening Centre, near Kealkil, West Cork (Irl)
Photo was taken yesterday at √Åras an Uachtar√°in, Phoenix Park, Dublin (Irl)
‘In Full Flight’
A hummingbird hovers by beating its wings 50 or more times a second. It has such a high metabolism that it needs to visit hundreds of flowers each day to consume enough nectar to keep going.
Photograph is by Luis Acosta (Getty Images)
Photo was taken yesterday as news on the death of Michael Jackson filtered around the world that he had died.
Martyrs Of The French Revolution (died 1792)
Photo was taken yesterday at St.Oliver's Church, Ballyvolane, Cork (Irl)
Photo was taken at the roundabout heading into Kildare Shopping Centre, Co.Kildare (Irl)
As we head towards the end of August schools begin their return. Many secondary schools start back today including Col√°iste Choilm in Ballincollig. I really like this photo summing up a wonderful summer with lots of sunshine and rest!
‘As Fast As Lightning’
Vincenzo Nibali the current leader in this year's Tour De France, descends at speed, during one of the mountain stages in the Pyrenees.
Laurence of Brindisi (1559-1619)
Photo was taken at the Organic Farm, Dominican Ecology Centre, Wicklow (Irl)
Hedwig (Of Poland) (1374-1399)
Photo was taken on a pathway heading towards Lough Dan, near Roundwood, Co.Wicklow (Irl)
A breakaway group in the Tour De France cycling race is captured in style through the sunflowers
Germany's Mario Gotze scores a wonderful goal worthy of winning the world cup and they did it in style!
Photo was taken outside the Church of St Mary and St John, Ballincollig, Co.Cork (Irl)
‘Lapping Up The Sunshine’
Photo was taken on the road between Kilorglin and Glenbeigh, Co.Kerry (Irl)
Photo from the archive was taken in Devil's Glen Forest Park, near Ashford, Co.Wicklow (Irl)
1st Martyrs of the Church of Rome (Year 64)
Photo was taken at Grace Dieu Retreat House, near Tramore, Co.Waterford (Irl)
‘St John’s Night’
Photo was taken last evening by Sean Radley at St John's Well, near Millstreet, Co.Cork (Irl)
Today is the feast of Corpus Christi and in many villages and towns there will be local processions to mark this special feast day.
In this image provided by the San Diego Zoo, Harriet, a Masai giraffe, attends to her four-day-old calf at the San Diego Zoo Thursday June 19, 2014. The male was born on June 16, standing 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighing 146 lbs. (AP Photo/San Diego Zoo, Ken Bohn)
The famous Red Arrows in perfect formation and with wonderful teamwork to go with it, at Southsea Common in Hampshire, (Eng)
Photo Press Association
‘Standing Proud And Tall’
Photo was taken in the walled gardens at Myross Wood Retreat House, Leap, West Cork (Irl)
A bolt of lightning hits the antenna on top of One World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan Photograph: Gary Hershorn/EPA
Photo was taken yesterday at the Cork Beekeepers Association Apiary, Carrigrohane, Cork (Irl)
St.Columba of Iona (521-597)
Photo was taken at the National Basketball Arena, Tallaght, Dublin, (Irl)
‘Making Silage While The Sun Shines’
Photo was taken last evening at Tullig, Millstreet, Co.Cork (Irl)
From the archive 10 years ago and the photo was taken at the Grotto in Blackpool, Cork (Irl)
With the Leaving and Junior Cert exams starting today the above prayer is appropriate. We pray for all doing exams today and during the coming few weeks.
We have heard and read about the tragic mining accident in Turkey during the week. This photo of one of the miners, speaks way beyond any words and such is the power of the picture you can feel the pain, the trauma and the upset. (Picture Getty images)
‘Is There A Sale On Here?!’
Photo was taken on the window of Top Shop, in Victoria Steet, central London (UK)
‘Snuggling Close To Mum!!’
Photo was taken on the farm of Pat and Nora Casey, Aghinagh, Co.Cork (Irl)
St.Isidore the Farmer (1070-1130)
Photo was taken in Ballincollig Regional Park, Ballincollig, Co.Cork (Irl)
Photo was taken on the way out from Baltimore to Cape Clear island, off the south west coast of Ireland. Picture was taken by Niamh N√≠ Dhrisceoil and was taken at the weekend.
Niamh is a teacher in Col√°iste Choilm, Ballincollig and her home place is Cape Clear.
Wishing you a Happy Easter. Having been out sick for a few weeks I am glad to say I am back in good health again. I will return tomorrow Tuesday (May 6th).
Wishing you a Happy Easter. Having been out sick for a few weeks I am glad to say I am back in good health again. I will take an Easter break and will return next Tuesday (May 6th). I am sure there will be plenty of photo opportunities between now and then!
I have been out sick and in hospital. Thankfully at the moment I am back home, I am resting and recuperating and doing really well. Thank you for all the prayers and good wishes. Talk soon James
The photo of the sailboat/yacht ties in with our Thought For Today below which is a repeat Thought
No update today
I have been out sick with a not so nice tummy bug so website will be off for a few days Thanks for messages, good wishes and prayers
‘Out Of My Depth’
Lots of pictures were shared during the week about the floods in Cork. The following picture of an older woman wading through the flood waters tells it's own story and really captures the stress and worry such events can bring.
‘A Light For Everyone’
Every now and then it is good to reevaluate and update your core belief or mission statement. With Chaplaincy in Col√°iste Choilm the following core belief has grown with me over time into what it is today. To help I use the image of a lighthouse....
Tennis can indeed be hard work. This insighful picture captures the drama of a hard game of tennis. A bandaged blister on the hand of Rafael Nadal is shown during his semi final game in the Australian Open Tennis Championship. Photo taken by Andrew Brownbill
Aoibhinn N√≠ Sh√∫illeabh√°in gets reflected in an unusual but effective way by photographer Keith Arkins at the start of Science Week held recently
‘Another Glimpse Of Spring’
Photo was taken last Sunday in the garden of Liam Flynn, on the Drishane Road, Millstreet, Co.Cork (Irl)
‘A Glimpse Of Spring’
Photo was taken yesterday in the garden of Liam Flynn, on the Drishane Road, Millstreet, Co.Cork (Irl)
Fiona Bruce from BBC 'Antique Roadshow' with Fr Jamie MacLeod, who got some surprise when he got an old painting checked out. More in our Thought For Today below
St Hilary (of Poitiers)
Photo was taken near Kilcuan, Clarenbridge, Co.Galway (Irl)
A woodland is a carpet of golden colour with the last few leaves about to fall.
‘Happy New Year’
Just to wish you a Happy New Year and praying God's many blessings on you. Thanks for checking out www.2u.ie last year. I hope you have liked it, hopefully given you a little lift on occasions and touched your faith story in some small way.