Back in June and July, we got a chance to visit the old Irish Cement quarries in Drogheda.
The quarry is a huge unused landmass that is (unfortunately in our view) closed to the public, it was last in use as the Drogheda Corporation landfill site, which prior to that was a large limestone quarry used by Irish Cement since the 1930s.
However due to the lack of human interference, It has become an excellent pocket of urban wildlife, as well as a great location for abandoned urban scenes with some small areas of disused buildings and long since vandalised equipment.
We managed two separate visits, once on a weekend afternoon and the second was a night shoot in July.
For the day outing, the quarry’s plant life was ablaze with colour, and the beautiful sunshine added to the enjoyment of the day, and for the night outing we got to shoot some sunset scenes as well as some steel wool amid some abandoned vehicles and equipment, needless to say we left everything exactly as we found it, .
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