Monthly Archives: December 2017

Photographer of the Year and our Christmas party

It was Awards Night and party time for club members at our December get together and a fantastic night was enjoyed by all in The Park Hotel. Acknowledging and recognising the hard work put in by everyone over the past twelve months of competitions, Déise Camera Club President, Sean Byrne was very complimentary in his remarks and praised the standard of photography throughout the year. Chairman John Foley concurred and expressed the positive attitude and eagerness to learn to be a wonderful spirit shared among all members.


Congratulations to John Murphy who was awarded Photographer of the Year 2017. John has had an amazing year often garnering top three places in our monthly competitions. Fantastic achievement John!

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Déise Camera Club President Sean Byrne presenting John Murphy with the  Photographer Of The Year Award 2017

Also congratulations to Mairead Forrestal and John Foley being awarded with runner up positions, taking 2nd and 3rd respectively. Superb work Mairead and John!

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Déise Camera Club President Sean Byrne presenting Mairead Forrestal with her prize for 2nd Place in Photographer of the Year 2017

Déise Camera Club President Sean Byrne presenting John Foley with his prize for 3rd  Place in Photographer of the Year 2017

Congratulations to Brigid Coffey being awarded the Most Improved  Photographer 2017. Brigid has gone from strength to strength over the year and is one to watch for next years competitions!

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Déise Camera Club President Sean Byrne presenting Brigid Coffey with her prize for Most Improved  in Photographer of the Year 2017


The theme for Decembers monthly competition was PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY and we had an exquisite array of photos on display. As you can see there was celebrating on the minds of the photographers who took the top three places. Cheers everyone!

Congratulations to Mairead Forrestal taking first place with ‘Limoncello Chill’, 2nd place  Mary Herlihy with ‘Gin and Tea’ and 3rd place Bernie Blaney with ‘Prosecco Aperitivo’.

The theme for January 2018 is MACRO using man-made objects only, so no bees or flowers for this one! We are expecting some very intriguing images for the start of the new year!


Our next meeting will be on 9th January 2018 in Town Hall Theatre, Dungarvan. Until then we wish a very happy Christmas to one and all and thank you for your support throughout 2017. Nollaig Shona!

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PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY: 1st place ‘Limoncello Chill’ by Mairead Forrestal

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PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY: 2nd place  ‘Gin and Tea’ by Mary Herlihy

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PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY : 3rd place ‘Prosecco Aperitivo’ by Bernie Blaney




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