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February 2019 Club News

NEXT MEETING

In a change from our usual Tuesday night meetings our next meeting will be on WEDNESDAY 13th March  2019 in The Park Hotel, Dungarvan.

Check us out on Facebook, DEISE CAMERA CLUB DUNGARVAN for more information and see what our members get up to! Thanks to all you who have found us already, we appreciate your time and interest!

 

PRESENTATION

Last month Kieran Russell gave us a fantastic slideshow of images he captured on our trip to Connemarra last autumn. He took us through his process in selecting his view point, capturing the image and finally processing it to his own style. It was a very informative and insightful presentation. Apart from that Kieran has an amazing collection of black/white photos of Connemarra and the Copper Coast that you should see to appreciate. Take a look at his web page www.kieranrussellphotography.com for a real treat!

Thanks a million to Bernadette Blaney who gave us a tour around Dubai with her vibrant collection of images this month.  Accompaning her collection of photos of Suk traders and their wares to archectural masterpieces was her entertaining stories regaling her trip. It is a destination firmly on the itinirary as a result of Bernie’s presentation. Thanks Bernie we enjoyed your showpiece.

CLUB COMPETITION

The theme for February was FOG/MIST and lately there has been no shortage of either! We got great images from members and had a difficult task choosing a favourite. Congratulations to our new member Ingalill Bergman who took first place in her first competition entry with ‘Lynch Monument Loop’, 2nd and 3rd place were awarded to John Murphy with ‘Lone Tree’ and ‘Pacific Lighthouse’ respectively. There is no such thing as bad weather as sometimes the misty foggy conditions lend themselves to help create beautiful atmospheric images! So coat on next time and get out there and enjoy our amazing world!

The monthly theme for March is EYE(S) and the Quarterly is OPEN COLOUR. We are expecting some fantastic creations for these themes also.

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3rd ‘Pacific Lighthouse’ by John MurphyFOG/MIST: Lighthouse Oregon J Murphy copy

 

 

 

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February 2019 news

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JOIN US – WELCOME

Looking to learn a bit more about photography or just want to join like-minded people who love taking photographs and sharing skills and information about their craft?
Then consider joining us in DEISE CAMERA CLUB!
We provide hands-on training in a warm friendly environment with lots of laughter and fun!

Local Colleges also offer an opportunity to get more familiar with your camera and learn new skills in taking photos. Why not take a chance and enrol, you will be amazed how easy it is to pick up so many interesting aspects to taking better photographs! Take a look at the local papers for information re same or contact the Colleges directly.

NEXT MEETING

A change from our usual Tuesday nights our next meeting will be on WEDNESDAY 13th February 2019 in The Park Hotel, Dungarvan.

Check us out on Facebook, DEISE CAMERA CLUB DUNGARVAN and see what our members get up to! Thanks to all you who have found us already, we appreciate your time and interest!

 

CLUB COMPETITION

Reminder to club members that the theme for February is FOG/MIST, not so difficult at the moment! Upcoming will be EYE[S], LOOK UP and SILHOUETTE

Members enjoyed the brief window to capture some amazing images when the snow changed the appearance of our landscape recently. While the wintry conditions continue we urge everyone to be mindful of their own safety and not put themselves or others in harms way. Enjoy the seasonal delights and return safely!

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January 2019 Notes

New Year, new adventures! Firstly we wish all our followers, friends and family a very happy new year and thank you all sincerely for your continued support of us and Déise Camera Club. We look forward to showing you the results of our endeavours as we chase those illusive images we all wish to capture. Members are eager to set the pace and not even the winter weather has stopped us!

CLUB COMPETITION

The theme for January was ABSTRACT and indeed we had a few moments when we just hadn’t a clue what was in front of us! Perfect result as this is the idea behind this theme. Abstract photography is a means of depicting a usual image in an unusual manner through close-up, manipulation or creative means.

Congratulations to John Murphy taking first place with ‘Crystal Vase’, 2nd place Angela Feldon with ‘Wildflower Garden’ and Mary Herlihy taking 3rd place with ‘Steps’.

Images included below.

Theme for February is FOG/MIST, not so difficult at the moment! Upcoming will be EYE[S], LOOK UP and SILHOUETTE.

AWARD WINNING FRANKIE

Massive Congratulations to Frankie Lloyd who received an Associateship Distinction recently with the Irish Photographic Federation. This competition takes an enormous amount of talent and dedication to even be considered for approval. Frankie had it in spades! Concentrating his entry on the subject of flowers he set about creating his fifteen chosen images and what an explosion of colour and artistic creativity he produced! Fantastic award Frankie … richly deserved!

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IPF President Dom Reddin presenting Frankie Lloyd with his Associateship certificate

 

JOIN US – WELCOME

Looking to learn a bit more about photography or just want to join like-minded people who love taking photographs and sharing skills and information about their craft?
Then consider joining us in DEISE CAMERA CLUB!
We provide hands-on training in a warm friendly environment with lots of laughter and fun!

Photographic classes are also about to be run in local Colleges and offer an opportunity to get more familiar with your camera and learn new skills in taking photos. Take a look at the local papers for information re same.

NEXT MEETING

Our next meeting will be on 12th February 2019 in The Park Hotel, Dungarvan.

Check us out on Facebook, DEISE CAMERA CLUB DUNGARVAN and see what our members get up to! Thanks to all you who have found us already, we appreciate your time and interest!

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ABSTRACT : 1st ‘Crystal Vase’ by John Murphy

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ABSTRACT : 2nd ‘Wildflower Garden’ by Angela Feldon

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ABSTRACT : 3rd ‘Steps’ by Mary Herlihy

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December 2018 Notes & photographer of the year

For our December meeting we enjoyed  a very festive end of year Christmas Party in the Park Hotel where we presented awards for Photographer of the Year and other achievements also. Thanks to The Park Hotel for serving  a delicious meal and decorating our meeting room in festive garlands, much appreciated. Chairman John Foley praised the standard of photography throughout the year and noted the positive attitude and eagerness to learn to be a wonderful spirit shared among all members.

PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEARMARY HERLIHY

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Deise Camera Club Chairman John Foley presenting Mary Herlihy with Photographer of the Year Award 2018

 

This award is given to acknowledge and recognising the hard work put in by one person in particular over the past twelve months of competitions. Everyone earnestly takes part but consistency and dedication pays dividends and we extend massive Congratulations to MARY HERLIHY who was awarded Photographer of the Year 2018.

Mary has had an amazing year often garnering top three places in our monthly competitions. Fantastic achievement Mary!

Also congratulations to John Murphy, Bernadette Blaney and Brigid Coffey being awarded with runner up positions respectively. Superb work from everyone and we look forward to the New Year ahead.

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Deise Camera Club members presented with their awards by Chairman John Foley.

L-R John Murphy, Mary Herlihy, John Foley, Brigid Coffey and Bernadette Blaney

 

CLUB COMPETITION

The theme for December’s monthly competition was VIGNETTE and we had an exquisite array of photos on display. Congratulations to Mairead Forrestal taking first place with ‘Gaulstown Dolmen’,

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2nd place  Brigid Coffey with ‘Letters from Home’

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and Joint 3rd place was shared between John Murphy with ‘Leaf Illumination’ and Mary Herlihy with ‘Red Door’.

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The Quarterly theme was TEXTURE. Again we were treated to an amazing collection of images making it difficult to choose our top three. Congratulation to Mary Herlihy taking 1st place with ‘Tree Bark’,

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2nd place John Murphy with ‘Rusty Plate’

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and 3rd place ‘Flora Feast’ by Bernadette Blaney.

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Well done again everyone.

The theme for January 2019 is ABSTRACT. Upcoming themes include fog/mist, eyes, open colour and black/white. Keep an eye out for other themes over the holidays … you never know what you may see!

NEXT MEETING

Our next meeting will be on 8th January 2019 in The Park Hotel, Dungarvan. Until then we wish a very happy Christmas to one and all and thank you for your support throughout 2018. Nollaig Shona!

Check us out on Facebook, DEISE CAMERA CLUB DUNGARVAN and see what our members get up to! Thanks to all you who have found us already, we appreciate your time and interest!

 

 

CONTACT

You can view our website at www.deisecameraclub.com and follow us on FACEBOOK at DEISE CAMERA CLUB DUNGARVAN and you can contact us by emailing deisecameraclub@gmail.com

 

 

 

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November meeting 2018

Our November meeting was full of interesting chatter about recent trips out capturing the magnificent autumnal hues. Wasn’t it only stunning? Every leaf and branch was touched with magic from the warm dry summer we enjoyed this year. There are still many areas clothed in vibrant golds, reds and browns hanging on despite the many windy attempts to tumble them from their lofty heights! Go take advantage of the crisp dry days to explore new areas before winter changes our landscape and mutes natures colourful palette.

CLUB COMPETITION

The monthly theme for November was AGEING. Congratulations to Bernie Blaney taking 1st place with ‘The Exchange’;

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2nd place Mairead Forrestal with ‘Jack’s Hands’;

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Joint 3rd Brigid Coffey with ‘Oldtimers’

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and Mary Herlihy with ‘Sheila’s Recipes’.

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Another night of inspiring entries pointing out many interpretations of the theme so well done to everyone who participated! Thanks to Luke for his wonderful critique.

Decembers themes will be Monthly VIGNETTE  and  Quarterly TEXTURE. Upcoming will be Abstract, Fog and Mist, so keep an eye on the weather for the latter!

NEXT MEETING

Our next gathering will be our party night on 11th December at 7.30pm in The Park Hotel, Dungarvan. It’s also our AWARDS NIGHT where our Photographer of the Year will be announced!  So glad rags on and party favours at the ready! Looking forward to all the glam and glitz!

New members are welcome to join us for our January meeting and start the year off challenging yourself to pursue your passion with likeminded enthusiasts! Reminder that if you are interested in learning more about photography that night classes are available in Dungarvan, check out your local colleges re same.

Check us out on Facebook, DEISE CAMERA CLUB DUNGARVAN and see what our members get up to! Thanks to all you who have found us already, we appreciate your time and interest!

CONTACT

You can view our website at www.deisecameraclub.com and follow us on FACEBOOK at DEISE CAMERA CLUB DUNGARVAN and you can contact us by emailing deisecameraclub@gmail.com

 

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HALLOWE’EN MAYHEM

 

 

 

 

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Last weekend members decided to get in the ‘Spirit of things’ and join the thousands heading to Ballyvoile Tunnell in Durrow. A magnificent Hallowe’en Spooktacular occupied the normal space used regularly by Greenway enthusiasts.

Coloured lights, skeletons, blood and gore, ghostly appearances and all manner of scary and spooky Hallowe’en trickery filled the void. Blood curdling voices, high and fearful, and maniacal laughter came in gusting bursts in the silence between the clicking of locks and dragging of chains. This night was going to consist of pulling pranks on parents and scaring kids. And so it did!

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Members of Deise Camera Club decided to avail of this opportunity and capture some Hallowe’en images. So we dressed up in our costumes, face paint and all, and partook in the mayhem all around us! Many times we got caught up in the merriment and frightened the daylights out of unsuspecting adults! Fantastic response was received!!

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Check out our Facebook page for a selection of images captured on the night! Thanks to everyone for the kind words and enthusiastic support we received on the night with our merriment!!

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NEXT MEETING

Our next meeting will be on 13th November at 7.30pm in The Park Hotel, Dungarvan. New members are always welcome! Reminder that if you are interested in learning more about photography that night classes are available in Dungarvan, check out your local colleges re same.

Check us out on Facebook, DEISE CAMERA CLUB DUNGARVAN and see what our members get up to! Thanks to all you who have found us already, we appreciate your time and interest!

CONTACT

You can view our website at www.deisecameraclub.com and follow us on FACEBOOK at DEISE CAMERA CLUB DUNGARVAN and you can contact us by emailing deisecameraclub@gmail.com

 

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October 2018 update

Wonderful weather, despite Storm Callum who brought fantastic coastal opportunities for photographs, while staying well back from danger of course! Check out those autumnal colours bursting through everywhere, just beautiful!

Members continue going out together eager to capture the changing of the seasons. We have had a busy few months and look forward to more trips and competitions ahead.

CONGRATULATIONS

Huge congratulations to club member Kieran Russell   who was listed among the finalists in the ‘Clean Coasts Love Your Coast’ Photo Competition recently.  This is the ninth year of this competition, capturing the essence of the Irish coast under five categories depicting  Coastal Heritage, Coastal Landscape, People & the Coast, Wildlife & the Coast and Underwater. Super image Kieran!

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‘Currachs on Dun Chaoin Pier’  taken at Dunquin, Co Kerry by Photographer Kieran Russell. Finalist of An Taisce Clean Coasts Love Your Coast Photography Competition

CLUB COMPETITION

The monthly theme for October was ‘PERSON AT WORK’. Congratulations to John Murphy taking 1st place with ‘Gréasaí Bróg’;

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joint 2nd place was shared between Mary Herlihy with ‘ Looking Up’ and John Murphy with ‘The Glassblower’.

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Great images put forward by everyone again, well done!

Theme for November is AGING. Another interesting theme that we are looking forward to seeing how members interpret this in images. Upcoming will be Vignette and Textures.

MEMBERS PRESENTATION

Last month Luke O’Brien gave us a wonderful presentation of a sample of his work. Luke expertly captured some great sporting moments and we were also treated to some Australian landscapes as well as a selection of local landmarks.

This month Jim Kennedy presented his fantastic collection of amazing landscapes. We enjoyed some beautiful images from trips abroad as well as wild life photos from closer to home.

Thanks to both members, and indeed all who have made presentations already, it is interesting to view the different genre and styles of each individual. A wonderful teaching and learning experience!

NEXT MEETING

Our next meeting will be on 13th November at 7.30pm in The Park Hotel, Dungarvan. New members are always welcome! Reminder that if you are interested in learning more about photography that night classes are available in Dungarvan, check out your local colleges re same.

Check us out on Facebook, DEISE CAMERA CLUB DUNGARVAN and see what our members get up to! Thanks to all you who have found us already, we appreciate your time and interest!

CONTACT

You can view our website at www.deisecameraclub.com and follow us on FACEBOOK at DEISE CAMERA CLUB DUNGARVAN and you can contact us by emailing deisecameraclub@gmail.com

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WATERFORD COAST REFLECTIONS EXHIBITION CONTINUES

WATERFORD COAST REFLECTIONS EXHIBITION

Déise Camera Club is thrilled with the fantastic response to our Annual Photographic Exhibition. We paid special attention to our vast coastline stretching from Ferrypoint near Youghal all the ways to Cheekpoint. It has been a labour of love really as we all spend quite an amount of time exploring, checking, studying and capturing its every nook, cave and wave in all kinds of weather and from dawn to dusk! It is an amazing asset we should be shouting from the rooftops about. Like our Greenway our coastline is waiting to be discovered not just as a holiday destination but for its historic outdoor museum of geological significance. This area has a wealth of beautiful yet “undiscovered” secluded coves and beaches, each with a story to tell. It took more than 460 million years to create the Copper Coast, so take your time to visit and explore it!

When you visit the Copper Coast Geopark in Bunmahon, you will see the extent our photographers go to capture those unique glimpses of a moment in time along our Coastline. Relax and enjoy a coffee and treat in the Copper Coast Café as you peruse the presentation we offer you in the Geopark.

Framed and unframed prints are available to purchase. We thank those who have already invested in some unique pieces to adorn their homes. Just about 90 days to Christmas so what could be more special than a locally captured, printed and framed image of our amazing Waterford coastline.

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Update for September 2018

It has been an exciting and busy time in the club recently and we have enjoyed every minute!

Our WATERFORD COAST REFELCTIONS EXHIBITION continues in Copper Coast Geopark, Bunmahon and we are delighted with the very positive response from everyone. We have a stunningly scenic coastline with amazing views and so many opportunities to photograph it. As a club project we were hard pressed to take just a selection of images from an extensive collection among members  and exhibit them in the Geopark situated in the historic Copper Coast. If you get a chance we encourage you to call along and enjoy a coffee and relax in the Café while browsing the exhibition.  Thanks to everyone that has called already.

 

We also exhibited a selelction of FLOWER PHOTOGRAPHS in conjunction with The Annual Flower Show recently. T hanks to everyone for the interest and comments, they are much appreciated!

CLUB COMPETITION

The monthly theme in our club competition was ABUNDANCE. We had great fun trying to anticipate what would be submitted! We congratulate Mary Herlihy taking first place with ‘Foxy Johns’ a shop filled to bursting in Kerry,

 

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2nd place ‘Potting Up’ by Angela Feldon

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joint 3rd place shared by John Murphy with ‘Autumnal’,

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‘Les Bateaux’ by Mairead Forrestal

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and ‘Wild Meadow’ by Noreen O’Brien.

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Our Quarterly competition was BLACK/WHITE OPEN. As usual we had a very high standard of entry. Congratulations to Bernie Blaney taking 1st place with ‘Portrait of Siobhan’,

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2nd ‘Smiler’ by John Foley

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and 3rd place Treas Cummins with ‘Bare’

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The theme for October is PERSON AT WORK. Looking forward to some more gems for thIs theme! Upcoming soon will Aging, Vignette and Texture, so keep these in mind!

NEXT MEETING

Our next meeting will be on 9th October at 7.30pm in The Park Hotel, Dungarvan. New members are always welcome! Reminder that if you are interested in learning more about photography that night classes are available in Dungarvan, check out your local colleges re same.

Check us out on Facebook, DEISE CAMERA CLUB DUNGARVAN and see what our members get up to! Thanks to all you who have found us already, we appreciate your time and interest!

CONTACT

You can view our website at www.deisecameraclub.com and follow us on FACEBOOK at DEISE CAMERA CLUB DUNGARVAN and you can contact us by emailing deisecameraclub@gmail.com

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WATERFORD COAST REFLECTIONS EXHIBITION

WATERFORD COAST REFLECTIONS EXHIBITION

With delight we invite you to call to the Copper Coast Geopark, Bunmahon to view our latest photographic exhibition celebrating the magnificent coastline we are so lucky to have on our doorstep.

Waterford Coast Reflections portrays the amazing and diverse coastline that stretches from Cheekpoint all the way to Youghal. As Senator Grace O’Sullivan mentioned when declaring the Exhibition open on 1st September, we should feel privileged to be able to access and explore one of the most diverse and picturesque places on earth. Senator O’Sullivan having spent more than ten years sailing around the world said to arrive home and see the millions of years of history contained in the rocks and coastline of The Copper Coast that we should remind ourselves of how precious our homeland is.

The exhibition delivers a sense of the Waterford Coast by capturing a moment in time, the changing seasons, nature in all its powerful and quiet essence, the lapping water and landscape that soothes the soul. Waterford Coast Reflections Exhibition will run throughout September during opening hours.

Sincere thanks to The Copper Coast Geopark for hosting our exhibition and Serenella for the delicious treats and coffee you can enjoy while you browse the photographs. Special thanks to everyone who came to the official launch including members of other camera clubs, family and friends from far and near, much appreciated!

 

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Official opening of Waterford Coast Reflections Exhibition by Senator Grace O’Sullivan on 1st September in The Copper Coast Geopark, Bunmahon. Included is Orlaidh Hamersley and Breda Colfer, Management Team; Serenella Capelli, Copper Coast Café and John Foley, Chairman Déise Camera Club

CLUB COMPETITION

The monthly theme in our club competition was Reflections. We congratulate Brigid Coffey taking first place with ‘Lovely Hurling’ and sharing joint 2nd place with ‘Herding’ and Patricia Hurley’s photo ‘Silent Stalker’.

The themes for September are as follows; monthly ABUNDANCE and quarterly is OPEN (Black / White). Looking forward to some more gems for these themes! Upcoming soon will be Person at Work and Aging so keep these in mind!

NEXT MEETING

Our next meeting will be on 11th September at 7.30pm in The Park Hotel, Dungarvan. Until then we wish you happy clicking! New members are always welcome! Reminder that if you are interested in learning more about photography that night classes are available in Dungarvan, check out your local colleges re same.

Check us out on Facebook, DEISE CAMERA CLUB DUNGARVAN and see what our members get up to! Thanks to all you who have found us already, we appreciate your time and interest!

CONTACT

You can view our website at www.deisecameraclub.com and follow us on FACEBOOK at DEISE CAMERA CLUB DUNGARVAN and you can contact us by emailing deisecameraclub@gmail.com

 

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REFELECTIONS: 1st ‘Lovely Hurling’ by Brigid Coffey

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REFLECTIONS: Joint 2nd ‘Silent Stalker’ by Patricia Hurley

 

REFLECTIONS: Joint 2nd ‘Herding’ by Brigid Coffey

 

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