The Beast from the East approaches

Ross Mahon Photography

A polar vortex from Siberia, referred to as “the Beast from the East”, is expected to bring heavy snowfall and blizzard conditions to Ireland on Thursday and Friday. Here is a throwback to snowfall in Massey’s estate in 2013, the forest is reminiscent of a scene from Game of Thrones.

Ballycorus Leadmines

Ross Mahon Photography

Ballycorus leadmines is a former lead mining and smelting centre located in the townland of the same name, near Kilternan in County Dublin, Ireland. The mine opened around 1807 and was taken over by the Mining Company of Ireland (MCI) in 1826 who owned and operated the site up until closure in 1913. After the mine was exhausted in the 1860s, Ballycorus continued to operate as a smelting facility receiving ore from other MCI sites such as the mines in Glendalough, County Wicklow. The most distinctive surviving remnant of the site is the ruin of the flue chimney that lies close to the summit of Carrickgollogan hill. Further down the slopes of the hill, many other former buildings and structures from the leadworks can also be found.

Billy Pilgrim with The Heartsease Kid – Music Video


Helped out with a music video for Billy Pilgrim with The Heartsease Kid on their latest track. Took some nice shots on set and did a small part as an extra.