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.


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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



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’.

Leaves John Murphy VIGNETTERed door M Herlihy

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’,

TEXTURESbark M Herlihy

2nd place John Murphy with ‘Rusty Plate’

TEXTURERusty plate J Murphy

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!


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!

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