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‘Happy Christmas’

Wednesday, December 31, 2014|

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.

‘The Big Wheel’

Tuesday, December 16, 2014|

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

‘Snow Bounce’

Friday, December 12, 2014|

This photo caught my eye yesterday..A Jay bounces through the snow in Kielder Forest, Northumberland.
Photo by Press Association

‘Cosy Fire’

Sunday, November 30, 2014|

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!

St Alphonsus

Thursday, October 30, 2014|

Photo was taken in the gardens of Lismore Castle, Lismore, Co.Waterford (Irl)

St Bean

Sunday, October 26, 2014|

Photo was taken at the end of the Women's Mini Marathon in Cork last Sunday

Padre Pio

Tuesday, September 23, 2014|

Photo was taken yesterday outside St.Patrick's Church, Whitechurch, Co.Cork (Irl)

‘In Full Flight’

Saturday, September 20, 2014|

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)

(Ailbhe 541)

Friday, September 12, 2014|

Photo was taken yesterday as news on the death of Michael Jackson filtered around the world that he had died.


Saturday, August 30, 2014|

Photo was taken at the recent European Juggling Convention in Millstreet, Co.Cork (Irl)


Friday, August 29, 2014|

Photo was taken looking across at Clara Mountain and Millstreet/Ballydaly Co.Cork (Irl)


Wednesday, August 27, 2014|

Photo was taken at Fitzgerald's Park, Killarney, Co.Kerry (Irl)

‘Summer Smiles’

Monday, August 25, 2014|

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’

Thursday, July 24, 2014|

Vincenzo Nibali the current leader in this year's Tour De France, descends at speed, during one of the mountain stages in the Pyrenees.

‘Corpus Christi’

Sunday, June 22, 2014|

Today is the feast of Corpus Christi and in many villages and towns there will be local processions to mark this special feast day.


Saturday, June 21, 2014|

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)

‘Perfect Formation’

Sunday, June 15, 2014|

The famous Red Arrows in perfect formation and with wonderful teamwork to go with it, at Southsea Common in Hampshire, (Eng)
Photo Press Association

‘Lightning Strike’

Wednesday, June 11, 2014|

A bolt of lightning hits the antenna on top of One World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan Photograph: Gary Hershorn/EPA

‘Bee Hat!’

Sunday, June 8, 2014|

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

‘Exam Prayer’

Wednesday, June 4, 2014|

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.


Sunday, May 18, 2014|

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)

‘Jumping High’

Tuesday, May 6, 2014|

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 Ní Dhrisceoil and was taken at the weekend.
Niamh is a teacher in Col√°iste Choilm, Ballincollig and her home place is Cape Clear.

‘Happy Easter’

Monday, May 5, 2014|

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).

‘Happy Easter’

Sunday, May 4, 2014|

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!

‘Time Out’

Wednesday, April 2, 2014|

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

Friday, March 7, 2014|

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

Saturday, March 1, 2014|

Sorry that there is no picture up today!

‘Out Of My Depth’

Sunday, February 9, 2014|

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’

Thursday, February 6, 2014|

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....


Sunday, January 26, 2014|

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


Friday, January 24, 2014|

Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin gets reflected in an unusual but effective way by photographer Keith Arkins at the start of Science Week held recently

‘Hidden Treasure’

Tuesday, January 14, 2014|

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)

Monday, January 13, 2014|

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’

Sunday, January 12, 2014|

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.

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