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Mount Errigal In All It’s Glory!

Mount Errigal, Irelands famous mountain, or is it?

Errigal was named by the Fir Bolg who, originating in Greece, came to worship Errigal as they had Mount Olympus. The name comes from the Latin orare (to pray) and the Greek ekklesia (church). Scholars consider it one of the oldest placenames in Ireland.

In recent years, there have been numerous erroneous references to Errigal. In 2016, Ireland’s national tourism authority, Fáilte Ireland, apologised for using the name “Mount Errigal” in its brochure, rather than the proper name.

The official name is An Earagail or Errigal. Mount Errigal is the name of a hotel in Letterkenny, County Donegal.

 

Errigal is the most southern, steepest and highest of the mountain chain, called the “Seven Sisters”. The Seven Sisters includes Muckish, Crocknalaragagh, Aghla Beg, Ardloughnabrackbaddy, Aghla More, Mackoght and Errigal. The nearest peak is Mackoght (from Irish: Mac Uchta, meaning “son of the mountain-breast”) which is also known as Little Errigal or Wee Errigal (Irish: an Earagail Bheag).

Errigal is known for the pinkish glow of its quartzite in the setting sun. Another noted quality is the ever-changing shape of the mountain depending on what direction you view it from. Errigal was voted ‘Ireland’s Most Iconic Mountain’ by Walking & Hiking Ireland in 2009.

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Hard As Oak with Local Women Magazine

Hard As Oak is a 10km challenge like no other. Located in the picturesque Faughan Valley and incorporating all its finest features this really is a challenge like no other. They have a cliff jump, swings, rope climb, slip’n’slide, gorge climb, swamp, mature woodland, walled gardens, marsh, lanes, gullies, paths, streams, rivers, trenches, stone stairways, open fields and a plethora of obstacles built in around this varied terrain. I went along on the morning of the challenge to get some photos for Local Women Magazine.

These are just group shots that I have but there is a link for more action shots on the Hard As Oak page. At Gerard Gormley Photography, I strive for the best photos possible. If I can help in any way with your photography needs then please feel free to get in touch. You can also follow my work on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Many thanks for taking the time to look – Gerard Gormley Photography.

Some advice for Hard As Oak training. A running program should be your first step for building endurance. If you’re new to running, consider joining a local running club to get assistance from experienced runners who can help train and give advice as you become fitter. This will allow you to build up a moderate level of fitness, to introduce new training methods and develop skills.

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Peakableu Kids Clothing with Local Women

Kids Clothing Shoot with Local Women Magazine. I did a shoot for Peakableu in Derry which is based in the Craft Village in Derry City Centre. This was a part of my work with Local Women Magazine. They are a premium childrenswear shop with a large stock. This was such a fun shoot because with kids, you just never know what is going to happen. They were all brilliant and certainly seemed to have fun. Their parents were there too and seemed to enjoy the fun too. At Gerard Gormley Photography I strive for the best photos possible. I am a Derry based photographer and cover the whole north west of the country. If I can help in any way with your photography needs then please feel free to get in touch. You can also follow my work on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Peakableu are based in Derry and Belfast. They are specialists in Kids Clothing. They use only the best quality brands and their prices are very keen.

 

 

 

 

 

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Pre Wedding Shoot with Christina & Noel

Pre Wedding Shoot with Christina & Noel. I met up with Christina & Noel yesterday for a pre wedding photo shoot. It is always good to try and get couples used to the idea of being in front of a camera. Noel told me that he had never did this before, but, after yesterday I think he was having a laugh. He loved it lol. Christina was just brilliant, and now really looking forward to their wedding this month. We went to Lisnagra Woods near the village of Muff in County Donegal.  The weather was a little off so we knew we would be under the trees for a little protection.

The woods at Lisnagra are west of Muff and can be reached by turning right at Harkins on the way to Derry. They featured recently on RTE and BBC but are not generally known as a tourist attraction. Some visitors have seen squirrels emerge from the wood, and they are quite numerous. A walk through the woods on a warm day is something to remember. Muff is a village in County Donegal, Ireland. It is near the mouth of the River Foyle and sits at the border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

The village of Culmore and the city of Derry are to the south. We chose this location also for the pre wedding shoot as it is very close to where we all live in Derry. Many thanks for looking and please feel free to like and share this post – thank you again Gerard Gormley Photography, Derry.

At Gerard Gormley Photography, I strive to get the best photos possible. If i can help you in any way then please feel free to get in touch. You can also follow my work on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Street Fashion with Yasmin, June 2019

I met up with with Yasmin from Snazzy Yazzi Style Blog as per usaul to get some photos for an article with Local Women Magazine about fashion. We met at Foyleside Shopping Centre in Derry. It was a lovely day so lots of summer outfits on display. Is is a bit of fun doing this shoot and seeing the reactions on some peoples faces when we ask them to be in the magazine can be priceless lol. At Gerard Gormley Photography I strive to get the best images possible. If I can help in any way with your photography needs then please feel free to get in touch. You can follow my work also on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Please feel free to share this post. Many thanks Gerard.

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Blush Beauty Salon Photoshoot, Lifford with Local Women Magazine

I did a photoshoot for Blush Beauty in Lifford as part of my work with Local Women Magazine. Tara from Blush was as always well prepared and ready to go when I arrived. The model for the shoot was Victoria who is from Donegal. The images were for part of a 3 page spread in this month’s magazine which is on the shelves now. At Gerard Gormley Photography, I strive to get the best photos possible. Please feel free to share this post. If I can help you in any way with photography needs then please fell free to contact me. You can also follow my work on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Many thanks for taking the time to look – Gerard.

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Richmond Centre, Derry Local Women Magazine Photo Shoot

I went to the Richmond Centre in Derry for a photoshoot with Local Women Magazine last month. The clothes used were from Quiz Clothing in the centre. Three local models Shannon, Charlene and Micaela were great fun. Photos were taken in and around the Derry City centre area. At Gerard Gormley Photography I strive to get the best images possible. Please feel free to share this post. If I can help in any way for your photography needs then please get in touch. You can follow my work on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

 

 

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Lisnagra Woods Photo Shoot with Lety

I recently went to Lisnagra woods with Helen and Lety for a photo shoot for fun. We were blessed with the weather on that day. Lisnagra Woods is near the village of Muff in Donegal, very close to the border witth Derry. There are plenty of open spaces and all sorts of colours depending on the time of the year. Here are some images of Lety. At Gerard Gormley Photography I strive for the best photos possible. Please feel to contact me for any photographing needs. You can also follow my work on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Womens Inspire Network – Harvey’s Point, Donegal 2019

I met a lady recently called Samantha Kelly at a Women in Enterprise Event in Derry. I then had the pleasure of being asked to take photos at a conference called Women’s Inspire Network being held at Harvey’s Point near Donegal town. Samantha is really an incredible lady who goes by the name of “The Tweeting Goddess” which comes from her expert knowledge of the social network platform Twitter. Anna Daly the Irish TV Presenter was there to host the event and proved very popular. The event was very well attended on what was the most gorgeous day from a weather point of view. The conference itself was very entertaining and the speakers were very well versed on what they talked about. There were many speakers in attendance and covered many topics. There was a fabulous social aspect on the day and everyone there was more than generous with their knowledge in order to help each other. At Gerard Gormley Photography I strive to get the best images possible so please feel free to get in touch if I can help in any way with your photography needs. Please feel free to share this post. You can also follow my work on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Limavady GAA Dinner Dance at Roe Park Resort

One thing i really enjoy about working with Local Women Magazine is getting out and about and meeting new people. Limavady GAA held a dinner dance recently at Roe Park Resort in Limavady. There was a huge turnout so I only have a small numbeer of images to show. I was only there for a little while but it was fun while i was there. At Gerard Gormley Photography I strive to get the best images possible. Photos can be great and sometimes only memories for many people. Please feel free to get in touch if i can in any way help you with your photography needs. You can follow my work on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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