Cork looks magical from above.
Now a brand new local business is taking customers to new heights with a collection of jaw-dropping photos that celebrate the landscape of the Rebel county.
Proud Corkonians, brother and sister team Sara Fitzpatrick and Don Keogh, were inspired by their years spent living abroad and longing for the shores of home.
“We were always looking for artwork of Ireland but never found anything that quite hit the mark, something more inspiring that filled the itch of a wide-open Irish space,” Sara told Yay Cork.
“I lived in London and Don lived in Sydney and we have both come home to Cork to raise our young families. When the lockdown happened, we finally had some concentrated time to move forward with our ideas and Skyfolk was born.”
Don, who owns the commercial drone business Magnifly, takes all the Skyfolk pictures and the brand launched this week with a collection of 18 stunning aerial photos of Cork landmarks including Glengarriff, An Gaoire (a submerged glacial woodland in Macroom), Ballincollig Regional Park and the Atlantic Pond in Fitzgerald’s Park.
A slice of home
With Covid-19 restrictions scuppering travel plans this Christmas, Sara and Don are hoping a print from home might brighten the festive season for Corkonians abroad.
“In a time when people can’t get home, it’s lovely to be able to send a little pocket of Ireland to someone wherever they are in the world,” says Sara.
“We have aerial photos of all over Ireland (predominantly Cork to start with) and if there’s somewhere special on your mind, we take commissions.”
There are three sizes of print to choose from, all hand-signed and numbered, and each one comes with a certificate of authenticity. Skyfolk can send framed prints within Ireland and rolled prints (from €75) around the world.