Uísce (pronounced: ISH-KA) is the Irish word for ‘Water’. This is simply a photo image of a water hole cover (about 6” in diameter) on the streets of Galway. We walk on top of and by these everyday but no-one seems to notice how lovely they are with their interesting Celtic patterns. I got some funny looks from passers-by when I was photographing this one.

Photography from Ireland.
Camera: Canon IXUS 800IS

  • Featured in: In The Beginning – Ancient Practices – 6th May 2009.
  • Featured in: European Everyday Life – 11th September 2009.


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