Ciarán Cooney - Photography

Ciaran Cooney is based in Dublin and is currently studying a BA in Photography at the Dublin Institute of Technology.

Dalymount Days

This project is focused on documenting Dalymount Park in north Dublin City, home of Bohemians football club which was established there in the early 20th century. The pictures captured aim to reflect on the fortunes of the Dublin club, from its glory days in the first half of the century to its decline in recent years.

9 images

Play Time

Titled Play Time, this is an early documentary project completed during the 1st year of the BA DIT Photography course. During four sessions I was given a 'day in the life' experience of a local playschool.

14 images

Rail Runabout

Here & There on Irish Railways

26 images

Caucasus Mountains

During Summer 2011 I visited Georgia, ex USSR, while visiting an aid organisation based north of the capital city Tbilisi which helps displaced refugees from the 1992-3 war between Georgia and the western Abkhazia region.

18 images

Street Creed

This project is aimed at recording the remaining religious shrines which still exist within Dublin City. The shrines themselves are becoming increasingly scarce, as several of them have been removed from the streets and placed into storage due to refurbishment or vandalism, never to be reinstated

6 images

Forgotten Tracks

This work sets out to photographically record the remnants of the brief railway-mania which grasped this country in mid 19th century, as well as to explore the competitive context of their construction and the influence they had on the social landscape during their life-span.

7 images

Support the Locals

The series of images here capture the hodge-podge nature of Ireland's home-based soccar clubs. The stunted investment in the League of Ireland has led to a variety of piece-meal developed football grounds, each pocessing their own charm.

15 images

Tracks Broad & Narrow

Walking the 2,000 miles of disused railway trackbeds in Ireland.

5 images