Mark Grealish

Cats and wizardry.



Taken on a wonderful morning in December 2019 during a beautiful run from the beach at Strandhill. This one was fair fun-first up over Knocknarea, and then a swing out to the head beyond the airport. The weather was perfect-foggy at the start, only for it to melt away into clear blue skies for a […]

Wat een (Bergachtig) Dag!

Gisteren heb ik door de Burren gerend, vanuit Fanore naar Ballyvaghaun. De zon scheen neer, de lucht was blauw. Als men kent, de Burren is een land van veel rotsen en heuvels bij het oceaan.

Baily Evening Fog

Taken in Howth on February 28 2019.

Views from Benbulben

Snaps dumped from Instagram in no particular order.

North Sligo from Benbulben

So shit, this climb was one for the bucket list. From Lisadell on the left to Bundoran on the right is about 30 kilometres in this view which encompasses the entire north Sligo coast, the Leitrim coast (all one kilometre of it) and the town of Bundoran in south Donegal. The peak of Slieve League […]

And the Land Beyond

The sky above and the land beyond. Taken on Croagh Patrick, Mayo, October 27 2018.

Decay and Renewal

Taken at Keem Beach, Achill Co. Mayo

The Calm before the Storm

The Baily lighthouse in the rain before Storm Callum rolls in.

Harold’s Cross, Early Autumn

My neighbourhood looks gorgeous as Autumn rolls in. 🍂🌞

The Baily Lighthouse

The Baily Lighthouse in Howth as Storm Ali rolls over the Irish Sea.

Grey, Speckled With Light

Grey skies overhang Grand Canal Dock in Dublin at sunset in early September.

Cycling is Great

I love cycling.

August Skies

I’ve seen mountains and deserts and lakes and forests and ice caps and snow, but nothing in this world soothes my heart like the sea breeze, the cry of gulls and clouds hung low o’er the horizon.

Dublin Bay Cloudscape

Although the sky around the sun got blown out to fuck, I’m really happy with this spectacular cloudscape from over Dublin Bay. Going to work in the Baily Lighthouse has become a high point in my career. Every day something about the job lifts me up, like on Friday when we spotted a porpoise on […]

Slidescan Panorama of Dollymount Strand

Taken on my way home from work in the rain last Wednesday. The effect came out great.

Baily Lighthouse and the Irish Sea

The new workplace in all its summer glory. :)

Withered Galway Skies

The two of us sat there hour with coffee as the storm bit by bit consumed the world.

Man and His Best Friend

Taken at the Salthill promenade in Galway.

Killaspugbrone, Strandhill, Co. Sligo

Strandhill Snapshots

Well as you could have guessed from the runs, I went to Strandhill last weekend with a friend. My most excellent company aside, it felt so good to be back in Sligo and the northwest for its own sake. I ran, we walked, we got burned under the sun and enjoyed fantastic food and beer […]

Dun Laoghaire Sunset

Took these back in early May on a gorgeous warm evening after a day out in Killiney and Dalkey.

The Western Way

In December I hiked the Western Way in Galway between Maam Cross and Oughterard. Timing from my phone and FitBit: 00:42:50 + 04:41:38 = 05:24:28 The part of the Way I hiked was 26 kilometres of spectacular rugged Connemara scenery-bogs, forests, mountains, lakes and rivers all in a breath of one another. Being out on […]

A Fairy Hike to a Fairy Castle

Yesterday winter came back around to grumble “And another thing…” in the middle of what otherwise should be a well-behaved spring. After Storm Emma I kicked myself that I didn’t get out of Harold’s Cross to see the parks or countryside around Dublin while we had snow. So when I saw snow on the ground […]

Ticknock Forest

Kilmashogue Forest

Marlay Park

Snowy Marlay Park

The beauty of transience-green yesterday, green tomorrow.

Now in this Hush

Taken during the worst of the blizzard during Storm Emma.

White Dublin

Snow around Rathmines and Harold’s Cross on the second and third days of Storm Emma.

Storm Emma

Harold’s Cross and Rathmines on the first day of Storm Emma.