Kylemore Sun

A shot taken in May 2008 out at Kylemore Abbey in really glorious sunshine. The lake was espeically low, allowing me to kneel on the shore.


  I just happened across this cycle race happening in Galway this evening, took a few abstract snaps!

Galway Powerboat Festival : The P750s

Since the round-Ireland boats were about as exciting for the Salthill Prom spectators as a tea break on a wet Monday morning….. in Febrary…… during the great depression, I shot the P-750 racers in Salthill as they entertained the gathered spectators!

After Inis Mór

On my trip to Inis Meain I met a group of Japanese guys who were in Galway for the weekend doing some sightseeing! We went out to McDonagh’s on Sunday evening when I returned, and we went to McSwiggan’s for some food on the bank holiday Monday night.  This was taken in Eyre Square with… Continue reading After Inis Mór

Central Park Club

I just finished this promo piece for  Central Park in Galway ; I did the intro & outro anims; the 3d Architectural Previs was by All3d here in Galway. The 3d work was done using 3d Studio Max 9 and Vray, post-production was done using Adobe After Effects and a little bit of Photoshop.

GKC Beginner Courses

This is my poster for Galway Kayak Club who as you can see are now taking bookings for their beginners courses! Signing up to the course and passing the exam gets you an ICU level 2 Certificate plus membership for the rest of the year. There’s no better way to start kayaking!

Kayak Intervarsities 2010 : Freestyle Rodeo

NUIG Kayak Club are hosting this year’s Irish Kayak Intervarsities, I tagged along to grab a few shots of the flatwater and freestyle rodeo. Tuam wasn’t working because of a lack of rain, so the rodeo was held out at Clifden. Enjoy!

New energy from an old source

These windmills are set into Irish bogland, a place where peat is traditionally cut from the ground, dried and then burned. A new energy source built on top of an ancient one.

Above the Fog : More Snow Scenes

Everyone seems to be waiting for a thaw but I’m loving the snow. Day 3 in the tundra, this time out in Glencull, near Ballygawley. You can normally see the neighbouring towns of Augher, Clogher and Aughnacloy from up this high, but the fog in the valleys means there’s no chance of that this week.

Frozen North

While The West was flooded and The North frozen in November and December I remained sheltered in Galway City. My first bit of snow exposure this winter in at least 5 years came when I got stuck on the bus between Sligo and Eniskillen on the way home for Christmas…. fortunately we were rescued and… Continue reading Frozen North

Surfing the lower Corrib

Ali Donald (of Saoirse Na Mara), Donnacha Quilty and some of their buddies put on a real show for the frigid shoppers on Sunday afternoon, surfing on the wave at O’Brien’s Bridge in Galway. I was given a heads up beforehand so arrived with a big bag of camera gear and a lot of warm… Continue reading Surfing the lower Corrib

December Diving

So it’s been two months since I got my diver’s licence, but I hadn’t used it yet. Nor did I get any good underwater pics yet. Time to rectify both those things! I went for a shore dive to 10 meters in the morning with my shiny new Canon Powershot D10, and took a few… Continue reading December Diving

A Grand Lá Out

I took a day trip to Inis Meain with some friends and my camera… the weather was beautiful but I forgot my sunscreen… paid for that one later!  This was with Haruka and her sister Akiko, we took the ferry over in the morning, spent the day wandering around and just caught the ferry back. … Continue reading A Grand Lá Out

Salthill Sunset

The evenings are getting darker, but as long as there’s a bit of blue sky showing it’s worth rushing to get the sunset. I do need to start bringing a tripod, though!

Betty’s Spooky Seventieth Celebration…

These are the best pics from Betty’s Birthday Bash, apologies for not getting everyone in but I wasn’t in the best form (ouch) and had to go home early….. I think I got a good bit of what went on, though!

A Week in Connemara : 1

Okay, so I’m up in Scuba Dive West for the week doing the PADI open water divers’ couse… the course is going great (have managed not to drown, anyway!)…..  took this on Monday Night in Letterfrack, where I’m staying.

Behind the Scenes at Parkanaur…

I haven’t processed all of the wedding pics from the wedding do, but I have managed to pick out some of the backstage shots at Parkanaur. While the official photographer did his job, I snuck around in the background getting the real scoop. Enjoy!

Bank Holiday Paddle

This is me paddling across the water at Grattan beach, on my way out to blackrock on June 1st. The pic was sent to me by Darragh Darcy from Galway Kayak Club A long hot paddle but worth every stroke :)

Yuki Shoot

My friend Yuki posing for me as we put together some photography for her promotional materials. Yuki is a professional violinist and violin teacher and can be found at

Orlando Timelapse

Orlando Timelapse from Christopher Tierney on Vimeo. This is a timelapse taken in late August 2007 from a hotel on International Drive, Orlando. There were flashes of thunder coming from the distant clouds every few seconds- it was just a jaw-dropping show :D

Country of the Grand

This image was, as you’ve probably guessed, taken in Blackrock, Salthill. Taken at midnight against the rising moon, the shot (and the anonymous hooded swimmer) later went on to be feature on the cover of Country of the Grand, a book of short stories set in Galway and written by Gerard Donovan. You can buy… Continue reading Country of the Grand