Welcome To ShaneMcDonald.ie

Welcome to Shane McDonald.ie. This is my personal website and blog with my latest blog posts, photography, music information & Shanes Queen Site coming soon to the Shane McDonald.ie domain

Photography

I have a keen interest in photography and you can click below to visit my photography site.

 

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Star Trek Beyond – Film Review

I grew up with Star Trek – The Next Generation and I am loving the new reboot of the movie franchise. The title of the latest release is ‘Star Trek Beyond’. You could certainly believe that the casting of Kirk, Spock, Bones and Scotty are indeed the...
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Queen angered as Trump uses We are the Champions

Rock band Queen (my favourite band as you probably know by now) have lodged the latest protest against Donald Trump. The presidential candidate played the band’s famous 1970s anthem ‘We Are the Champions’ at the Republican National Convention. The song was...
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Twitter Verification for All

Twitter have announced that there is now an online application process in order to get your Twitter account set as a verified status. Verified accounts on Twitter allow people to identify important individuals and organisation ensuring that the followers know that...
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Ghostbusters 2016 – Review

When I first heard the Ghostbusters was to be remade with an all female cast I was dubious. I also thought it would be a flop as I didn’t like the idea of a remake. This for me was a franchise which I grew up with and I didn’t want a remake just for the...
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Queen Live at Wembley – 30 Years Ago Today

On this day 30 years ago, 12th July, 1986, Queen took to the stage at Webmley Stadium for what I feel is probably their best performance. The concert, part of the Magic Tour, was recorded and the album was released on 26 May 1992, with a DVD released in June 2003. I...
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10 Things about me

I follow many other bloggers especially Irish Bloggers and I came across this great post at https://aoifeweefa.com/2015/07/14/10-things-you-didnt-know-about-me/ and at the footer of that post was some questions for others to do, so here you are, 10 things about me....
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Female 007 – Could Jane Bond happen

As we know, Daniel Craig has turned town a huge multimillion dollar sum to stay on and do another James Bond film.  The previous film Spectre, was a wonderful action film but as a Bond film, in my eyes left a lot to be desired. There may be a new twist, a female 007....
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First Use of the Lee Filters system

Over the past 7 or 8 years I have experimented with using filters. I started off using very cheap ones I got online for under £10. Those were real rubbish but I could see the potential. I then upgraded to brand name filters, I won’t name the company as those...
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My Blog

Personal

10 Things about me

10 Things about me

I follow many other bloggers especially Irish Bloggers and I came across this great post at https://aoifeweefa.com/2015/07/14/10-things-you-didnt-know-about-me/ and at the footer of that post was some questions for others to do, so here you are, 10 things about me.... read more

Travel

A Day in London

A Day in London

I recently had a full day in London with no plans other than to explore areas I had not been to before. The city is a wonderful spot to visit and I have been there about 15-20 times before (not really sure to be honest). This time I wanted to see parts of the city I... read more

In the News

Ireland

Internet & Technology

Twitter Verification for All

Twitter Verification for All

Twitter have announced that there is now an online application process in order to get your Twitter account set as a verified status. Verified accounts on Twitter allow people to identify important individuals and organisation ensuring that the followers know that... read more

Lifestyle

Reviews

Star Trek Beyond – Film Review

Star Trek Beyond – Film Review

I grew up with Star Trek – The Next Generation and I am loving the new reboot of the movie franchise. The title of the latest release is ‘Star Trek Beyond’. You could certainly believe that the casting of Kirk, Spock, Bones and Scotty are indeed the... read more

Photography

First Use of the Lee Filters system

First Use of the Lee Filters system

Over the past 7 or 8 years I have experimented with using filters. I started off using very cheap ones I got online for under £10. Those were real rubbish but I could see the potential. I then upgraded to brand name filters, I won’t name the company as those...

I am an experienced digital marketer with over 20 years experience in programming, online marketing and online technologies

My expertise is in PPC, online display advertising, e-mail marketing, SEO and social media marketing

My Background

My background is actually in C programming, and I worked for a few years in the telecoms sector in Dublin before taking a year out to work for Sensis in Sydney, Australia, finally I moved into the area of web development. I ran my own web development and online marketing company for over 5 years before moving to my current role.

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My Qualifications

I have a B.Sc in Commercial Software Development from Waterford Institute of Technology, as well as a Masters in Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship. I recently completed a Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing with the Digital Marketing Institute, as my current role is in e-commerce, online sales and social media marketing.

My Interests

I enjoy photography & over the past few years have developed my skills in that area. I mainly shoot landscape but I also enjoy food, travel & event photography. I also enjoy music & in 2015 played on 2 stages at the Glastonbury festival and more recently I played 4 nights at Garter Lane Waterford for the Tramore M.S. production of ‘Rock of Ages’.

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Social Media

I enjoy social media and due to the background in photography I have a recent fondness for the Instagram platform as well as sites like 500px and Flickr. I am also on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn … take a look below to connect with me. I don’t tweet too much (mainly lack of time to do so), maybe 3-5 posts per day – I look forward to connecting !

Drop Me a Line

If you wish to contact me, my email is simply me @ Shane McDonald.ie – also don’t forget to connect on social media if you wish…

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