Colouring Tramore

Whenever I see a rainbow over Tramore Bay, I just drop everything and whizz down to the seafront. I glimpsed a big, bright one out of the corner of my eye as I was in the throes of getting supper ready yesterday and took off to chase my dreams.

Tramore Beach, Co. Waterford
Tramore Beach, Co. Waterford

What more could anyone want than the sheer beauty of rainbowed sea and sand, especially here in Tramore?

Contrasts, in all walks life, can be stunning and the sight that met me as I turned when the rainbow had finally faded was one that will linger in my mind for a long time. There was Tramore in silhouette, as if highlighting the magic of black and white.

Tramore from The Promenade.
Tramore from The Promenade.

Author: socialbridge

I am a sociologist and writer from Ireland. I have worked as a social researcher for 30 years and have had a lifelong passion for writing. My main research interests relate to health care and sense of place.

29 thoughts on “Colouring Tramore”

  1. Somewhere over the rainbow..beautiful..though I like the black and white equally the fence creates kind of an optical illusion to looks like a far eastern spire looking at the full length of it..I hope you found your pot of gold…You did…it’s called Tramore!

    1. Hi Joan, thanks for writing. The odd thing is that the photos were taken within seconds of each other. Just a twirl round from the rainbow and that was the view of the town. It was at around 7pm.

  2. I agree with your sentiments completely. Had a lovely, refreshing walk on Tramore beach this morning with my sister and an old school friend. We shared the beach with other walkers and their dogs and also members of the local defence forces who were carrying out exercises on the wide expanse of beach. It was a great treat for me to walk on the familiar strand of my childhood. A visit last evening to Newtown Cove and the Guillamene was another well earned trip down memory lane where many moons ago we enjoyed BBQing during Senior Tennis Week. Ah! the youth of us, how carefree we were in those by gone days of our youth.

    Back, once more in Tralee but refreshed with my brief visit home. I now have fresh memories to add to my collection. Lily Tangney (neé Byrne)

    1. Lily, delighted to hear that you had such a lovely time back in Tramore.
      No doubt you’re aware that the Senior Tennis Week starts on Sunday so if you get the wafting smell of BBQing, it’s coming from here.

  3. Very good Jean, the b/w of the town is excellent. Are there ice cream sellers on the promenade? The one in the St Helier town precinct was doing a roaring trade at lunchtime.

    1. Hi Roy, thought of you when I had a look at the town photo later on. It’s not actually black and white. There’s a little bit of Waterford blue peeping through in the corner ~ just to keep The Cats on their toes!
      There’s usually just one ice cream seller on the Prom. In recent years a lot of new cafe’s have opened down at the seafront and they are booming.
      Jersey ice cream is divine, I always think, creamy and not too sweet.

  4. The rainbow picture is very nice Jean – for me it is not only beautiful but a reminder of a covenant. That said, the photo of the town is one of the most intriguing, amazing photos that I have ever seen. I know nothing about photography yet I know what I like – and I like that photo very much. You should have a professional look at it Jean- it certainly would be something that I would pay for. To me it is amazing.

      1. “God said, “This is the sign of the covenant which I am making between Me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all successive generations; 13I set My bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a sign of a covenant between Me and the earth. 14″It shall come about, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow will be seen in the cloud,…” – Genesis 9:12-14

        It’s old testament but it reminds me of God whenever a see a rainbow. 😀

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