Photos of the Week

Week ending 9th October 2021. Images selected by the picture desk

Two years old Katelyn Burns at the Pumkin Patch on the family farm, Joe's Farm, Killeagh, Co. Cork, where pumpkin picking begins this Saturday, October 9th, for Halloween.
 

BOO
Two years old Katelyn Burns at the Pumkin Patch on the family farm, Joe's Farm, Killeagh, Co. Cork, where pumpkin picking begins this Saturday, October 9th, for Halloween.
Picture : Denis Minihane

Roisin NiBuachalla, Carbery in action against St Catherine's at Castle Road, Cork.
 

AIRBORNE 1
Roisin NiBuachalla, Carbery in action against St Catherine's at Castle Road, Cork.
Pic: Larry Cummins

The demolition of the premises at 95 North Main Street, Cork for a development of student apartments.
 

OUT WITH THE OLD
The demolition of the premises at 95 North Main Street, Cork for a development of student apartments.
Picture : Larry Cummins

Karen Sheridan with baby India Murphy (8 months) from Dublin protest outside Leinster House. The #BetterMaternityCare campaign group called on Health Minister Stephen Donnelly to honour his commitment to end partner restrictions in maternity care.
 

HEALTHCARE REVOLUTION
Karen Sheridan with baby India Murphy (8 months) from Dublin protest outside Leinster House.
The #BetterMaternityCare campaign group called on Health Minister Stephen Donnelly to honour his commitment to end partner restrictions in maternity care.
Picture :  Gareth Chaney/Collins 

The Cobh Confranternity Brass and Reed Band giving a recital in Kennedy Park, Cobh.
 

COBH RECITAL
The Cobh Confranternity Brass and Reed Band giving a recital in Kennedy Park, Cobh. 
Picture : Dan Linehan

Irish Examiner Readers' Photography Competition Weekly Winners 

Our two winners this week will join our other weekly winners for the final at the end of 2021 with a €1,000 prize to the winner and €250 for each of two runner-ups. For more details and to enter the competition click here

A very young Northern Cheetah cub and its mother photographed at Fota Wildlife Park, Co. Cork.
 

WHAT A GREAT FOTA
A very young Northern Cheetah cub and its mother photographed at Fota Wildlife Park, Co. Cork. 
Picture : Chris Martin, Cork

This mushroom was growing in my brother-in-laws garden. Took a quick snap and voila.
 

NATURE'S UMBRELLA
This mushroom was growing in my brother-in-laws garden. Took a quick snap and voila.
Picture :  Catherine Dolan, Kerry

Spectators watch as the Hyundai of Irish driver Craig Breen and his Irish co-driver Paul Nagle soars through the air during the special stage 19, Ruuhimaki, at the WRC Rally Finland in Laukaa, Finland, on October 3, 2021.
 

AIRBORNE 2
Spectators watch as the Hyundai of Irish driver Craig Breen and his Irish co-driver Paul Nagle soars through the air during the special stage 19, Ruuhimaki, at the WRC Rally Finland in Laukaa, Finland, on October 3, 2021. 
Picture : Photo by JUSSI NUKARI/Lehtikuva/AFP via Getty Images

The Tricolour flag is borne by members of the army at the Dripsey Ambush Centenary Anniversary Parade from Dripsey Cross to the ambush site on Sunday 3rd October 2021.
 

DRIPSEY AMBUSH ANNIVERSARY
The Tricolour flag is borne by members of the army at the Dripsey Ambush Centenary Anniversary Parade from Dripsey Cross to the ambush site on Sunday 3rd October 2021. 
Picture : Larry Cummins

Hounds heading off at the start of  the Gurranbraher Credit Union senior All -Ireland draghunt at Cloyne.
 

DRAGHUNT
Hounds heading off at the start of  the Gurranbraher Credit Union senior All -Ireland draghunt at Cloyne. 
Picture : Eddie O'Hare

Catherine Walsh (Madge), Seamus O'Rourke (S.B.), Shane O'Regan (Gar Public), Alex Murphy (Gar Private), in Brian Friel's Philadelphia Here I Come! directed by Geoff Gould and presented by Patrick Talbot Productions at Cork Opera House, 5th to 16th October.
 

PHILADELPHIA HERE I COME
Catherine Walsh (Madge), Seamus O'Rourke (S.B.), Shane O'Regan (Gar Public), Alex Murphy (Gar Private), in Brian Friel's Philadelphia Here I Come! directed by Geoff Gould and presented by Patrick Talbot Productions at Cork Opera House, 5th to 16th October.
Picture :  Michael Mac Sweeney /Provision

Kite surfing in the October sunshine off Garrylucas beach, Co. Cork.
 

ONE MAN AND HIS KITE
Kite surfing in the October sunshine off Garrylucas beach, Co. Cork.
Picture : Denis Minihane