About

Eadaoin Conneally City of Blackbirds | Photo by Julie Ann Matkin of Half a Dream Away PhotographyHello there, welcome to City of Blackbirds.  I’m Éadaoin, the blogger and photographer behind this space.  I’ve been living in Dublin, Ireland, for the last ten years, and use this blog to record my photographic adventures in the city as well as the other places I visit around the country. My passion lies in garden and flower photography, so you’ll find this blog full of images of the flora, gardens, and green spaces of Ireland.

The name City of Blackbirds refers to my first experiences adjusting to urban life after growing up in the Irish countryside.  I was surprised to discover that city birds, confused by street lights, sing deep in the night when they really should be asleep.  The very first Dublin house I lived in had a blackbird who regularly visited the garden in the wee hours and woke me up with his song.  Since this blog is about the things I find beautiful in my daily life, it just made sense to name it after one of the most beautiful things I have discovered here.

Through a combination of photography and words my desire is to reflect the harmony I see in the world I inhabit.  I love to shoot plants & flowers, good food and inspiring places, showing off Ireland at her most beautiful.

I’m very interested in the topics of creativity and self development, and have found blogging to be a wonderful creative outlet, as well as a fun way to connect with like minded people around the world.

If you have any questions, would like to request prints, or simply say hello please take a look at the Contact Page.

Photo by Julie Ann Matkin of Half a Dream Away Photography

Sketch by @sNarah of Notes by sNarah.

My work has been featured in these publications:

Artful Blogging
Romantic Homes
Image Interiors & Living
Garden Heaven
Bloom in the Park Show Garden Brochure 2015

Blog Features

Dandelion and Grey
Tea for Joy – Photos
Tea for Joy – Irish
Life Through the Lens
For the Easily Distracted
Pugly Pixel
Wolf and Willow
A Place for Twiggs – Love
A Place for Twiggs – Cupcakes
A Place for Twiggs – Artist
The Bohemian Chick
Jenny Arnott
Hello Flower
Globetrotting in Heels
This is Glamorous

 

2 Sweet Notes on About

  1. So sorry to read that you are having touble with your balance, I recently had the same and a wonderful doctor cured me in a munute, look on you tube with google and put in B P P V and it shows the procedure that cured my balance. Amazing. Good Luck. Carole.

  2. Paula says:

    Ooh, I absolutely love your blog – all your photos are really stunning. I think I’m going to have to read the entire thing! Keep up the good work ;)

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