|With a Surname
of Platz, one might wonder
about the ties
I have to Ireland and
County Clare and Kilkee.
Both my grand parents were from
Mary Ann Talty of Kilkee
and Peter Falvey
of Kilmalley. They both independently moved
to Kansas City, where they met and soon after
moved to San Francisco and got married.
Born in 1962, I have come to Ireland
(age 10), 1978 (age 16),
1980 (age 18) for 2 years,
2001 (age 39), 2005 (age 43),
2009 (age 47), and 2012 (age 50).
When I graduated from high school in California, I took
a year off
before attending college
(which really turned out to be one
nine months). I moved to Kilkee and lived with my relatives, the Talty's, during that 1 year 9 month period.
Since age 15 I have been into Photography. I ran my high school's
photography dark room for the last three years I attended.
moved to Kilkee in 1980, I brought
my entire Black and White dark
room to the back room of the Taltys Shop (presently Hayes) on O'Connell St. I secretively had a little side business going on in taking, developing and making prints of various events and occasions. In 2001 I went strictly to digital photography. I presently own the Canon 20-D Camera with a nice variety of lens
The 1980 Black & Whites, on this web site, are only a select group
of Photographs taken during that period. All the other groups of photos were taken in the summer of 2005, when my family and I stayed in Kilkee for a month.
Since 1998, I have owned my own business (The Web Doctor) for developing Internet Web
Sites and Database-Driven Internet Web Applications. Before then I worked for various State and Federal Agencies - See My Online Resume For Specifics. This web site is an example of some
skills. It has a full blown secure (SSL) shopping cart for ordering photographic prints from KilkeePhotos.com