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Healy PubBallycastle Photography's Mike Healy makes many trips to Ireland to document and photograph many photogenic subjects, including the striking colorful architecture and design of the traditional pubs of Ireland. Each of Mike's pub photos is composed and shot with special care to clearly capture and show the wonderful intricate design of the pub front. Through his expanding collection of personal photos, Mike is interested in capturing and preserving images of the Irish pub, an historic icon of Irish society, but now, unfortunately, an endangered species in Ireland. A Trinity College Dublin, Ireland graduate, Mike developed his interest and passion for photographing Ireland’s many ancient sites, castles, landscapes, and pubs through his annual trips to Ireland to visit family and friends there. Mike believes in capturing the raw beauty of Ireland in his photos, without much post processing touch-up. He named his photography business Ballycastle Photography in honor of his Irish grandparents who were both born near Ballycastle, a quaint Irish village on the wild, scenic Atlantic coast of north County Mayo, Ireland. His Irish grandparents immigrated to America in 1912 and settled in Baltimore, Maryland. In addition to his love of Ireland travel photography, Mike helps people around the world find their Irish ancestors’ origins and birthplaces with his Irish Ancestry Research service business, Ballycastle Irish Genealogy,

“I hope that you enjoy viewing this collection of Irish pub posters. There is a special fascinating story associated with each pub photo in the posters. May you be blessed with an opportunity to visit Ireland some day yourself, to view and visit these colorful traditional Irish pubs in person, and to experience the unique charm and fun that each and every Irish pub in Ireland has to offer” Mike


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