Author Archives: Neil Cooney

Neil Cooney

About Neil Cooney

Professional: Urban, Regional, Coastal Planner Personal: Environment, surfing, travel, outdoor. Co-owner SAI

Féileacán – (And the Lost Weekend)

Escape is the first word that enters my mind, the second? Possibility. A rare feature film that brings you inside, along for the ride and part of the journey with familiar faces and some unfamiliar places. The intrinsic link between…

Fergal Smith Surfer/Politician Interview

With election day locked in for the 26th February, we thought a quick catch-up with Fergal Smith was on the cards. Fergal is running for the Green party in County Clare, a progression from his recent ventures in organic farming…

Lahinch Top Down

Easter time in Lahinch; a crispness in the air, gentle sun on the back and a light swell rolling from the west. Aerial footage of the beach and surrounding area in this short video.   Neil Cooney Professional: Urban, Regional,…

Let Go Or Be Dragged

A top end production of Shane Dorian’s visit to Ireland earlier this year from Billabong and Desillusion Magazine. For the back story check out our photo article from last April.   Neil Cooney Professional: Urban, Regional, Coastal Planner Personal: Environment,…

Surf Therapy

Surf Therapy in Ireland

This short documentary brings to life the challenges that can be overcome through Surf Therapy. The stats in this video are staggering; approximately 3.5% of children in Ireland have a disability. Unfortunately less than 38% participate in their recommended 60 minutes…

Doolin Pier: Oral Hearing Held by An Bord Pleanala

On Wednesday 31 October 2012 An Bord Pleanála held an Oral Hearing in County Clare for the Doolin Pier planning application. The hearing was called by the Planning Inspector to hear evidence on the likely effects of the proposed development…

A Trip Back Home

Last month, after a year since I left for Australia, I made it back home for a holiday to visit family and friends. A year is a long time when you think about it, some people only live for 50,…

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