Exploring the Enigmatic Abandoned Radar Station on Torr Road, Ballycastle
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by Pete Irvine
2M ago
Nestled amidst the rugged and picturesque landscapes of Ballycastle in Northern Ireland, stands a silent sentinel of a bygone era. The former Rotor Radar Station at Murlough Bay is a place shrouded in mystery and history. Abandoned for decades, it offers a hauntingly beautiful glimpse into the past, where secrets were once whispered in the electronic hum of radar equipment. The Rotor Radar Station at Murlough Bay was established in the aftermath of World War II, during the early years of the Cold War. It played a crucial role in the defence of Northern Ireland and the surrounding waters ..read more
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Highlights 2023
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by Pete Irvine
5M ago
Wow, what a year that has been. Just going through the images over Christmas and realising that I'd covered quite a lot of locations. Many new, some returns, and even two that were going to be the last time. I shot quite a bit of film this year as well, 34 rolls (Double from 2022) which is quite a lot and also quite expensive to process, something I'm looking into doing in 2024 is to process my films, as I already scan and print. Dungiven - On one of our Photo walks From the New Series ‘ Watching the world go by’ On days out with Martin we also did a few street walks around some villages/tow ..read more
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Institute FC Riverside Stadium's Journey from Flooding to a New Beginning
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by Pete Irvine
10M ago
This Riverside Stadium nestled amidst picturesque landscapes and historic towns, lies a football club that embodies the true spirit of Irish football. Institute Football Club, often simply referred to as Institute FC, is more than just a sports team; it's a symbol of resilience, and community spirit, and a testament to the enduring love for the beautiful game in this corner of Ireland. Institute FC has a history that dates back to 1905 when it was founded by a group of local football enthusiasts. The club quickly established itself as a prominent force in Northern Irish football, participatin ..read more
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Ulster Bank in Garvagh and Some Of Its Changing Bank Managers Over the Years
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by Pete Irvine
11M ago
In the idyllic village of Garvagh, nestled in the heart of County Londonderry, Northern Ireland, stands a poignant reminder of a bygone era - the Ulster Bank. This unassuming building, once a bastion of financial stability and a hub of community interaction, now stands as a silent witness to the passage of time and the changing faces of its bank managers who, throughout the years, have woven its story into the fabric of the village's history. Inside where the counter & teller’s would have been Inside the front of the bank The chronicles of the Ulster Bank in Garvagh are interwoven with ..read more
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Gorteen House Hotel & Jenson's Nightclub
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by Pete Irvine
1y ago
The Gorteen House was built around 1903 by the Boyle family as a large Edwardian villa, and at one point it was listed. Very little of the house was kept by the looks of this and the next image. Found this online (Credit unknown) When Gorteen was used as a house The bottom newel post where the stairs would have started. It was used as a hotel for many years with 27 – bedrooms, two restaurants, meeting rooms, and a popular nightclub that had its fair share of stars, such as Judge Jules and Sash! I also found online that it was listed in the Showbands-Dancehall listings as a venue for ..read more
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Carrowcroey Cottages
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by Pete Irvine
1y ago
This is one of those small finds while out driving country lanes looking for abandonments to photograph, not all are usually worth stopping, but I’ve found recently that I’m drawn to these as they are mostly forgotten about altogether. These two are an example of those finds. I also found an old wireless valve radio which sat on the shelf where it was probably there from new. The remains of a travel trunk, I wonder what it held and where it travelled to. And also a old picture of a young girl sitting on the windowsill. Not many items left but I did see a framed certificate still hanging pr ..read more
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Chamber Pot Cottage
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by Pete Irvine
1y ago
Surprising little find, as from the roadside it just looked like another row of farming buildings. But once inside through the thick hedge my eyes could adjust to the dim light I could see the bright decor colours, also there was plenty of personal effects to show what a wonderful home this was with the records and the literature within. I especially liked the written notes on how to set a table, something you don't see now-a-days. Feel free to like, comment and share. You can also find me on Instagram and Facebook Cheers for looking ..read more
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Rainy Days And Mondays
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by Pete Irvine
1y ago
With all the bad weather and tail-end storms we’ve been having lately and the typical Irish weather we have during the summer I thought this title was very apt, along with the lovely summery colour on the back wall. I can just imagine the wee old lady nipping out down to the shops on a rainy Monday morning for the weeks groceries. Now available in print ..read more
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Rainy Days And Mondays
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by Pete Irvine
1y ago
With all the bad weather and tail-end storms we’ve been having lately and the typical Irish weather we have during the summer I thought this title was very apt, along with the lovely summery colour on the back wall. I can just imagine the wee old lady nipping out down to the shops on a rainy Monday morning for the weeks groceries. Now available in print ..read more
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Cairndhu House Drone Flyover
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by Pete Irvine
1y ago
I first explored here in 2009 and then it was in a bad way, unfortunately since then it has got alot worse and also very dangerous. There is plenty of history about the house online. I have a couple of images of the staircase from that visit available on my website for sale as the main staircase no longer exists. The Red Carpet The Red Carpet Pt.2 The footage is only of the flyover, I will possibly put together a stills, video and drone video in the future but this is my first attempt at video work. It’s a lot harder than I thought ..read more
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