Bord na Móna 2018 Calendar

Posted by on Sep 18, 2017

Hello again!

Many thanks to you and your members for taking part in our calendar competition last year. It’s that time of the year again and we want you to send us some of your favourite photographs so we can feature them in the Bord na Móna 2018 Calendar.

The title of this year’s Bord na Móna Photography competition is “Our Living Land”.

The theme is wide open to your personal interpretation but we’re looking for beautiful photographs of the bogs, ecology, communities and landscapes that make up the Irish countryside. These pictures can be anything from close ups to wide landscapes, woodlands or riverbanks, farmhouses or barnyards, animals or people, birds or bogcotton. It is entirely up to you, as long as the photos demonstrate some association with the living land.

The twelve photos selected by our panel of judges will appear in the Bord na Móna 2018 Calendar. An overall winner will also be chosen. The overall winner will receive a prize worth €250 and their winning photo will appear on the calendar cover. The competition is open to employees and members of the public.

The closing date for entries is Friday 20th October, 2017 but if you have a suitable photo please send it now to

Thanks again,


Pat Sammon,

Corporate Communications,


Mobile: 086-1987299

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Welcome back on September 18th

Posted by on Sep 13, 2017

Welcome back all members on September 18th and a special welcome to new members on the night or the following Monday nights.

The club meets every Monday night at 7:30pm in The Oakwood Hotel, Shannon.

Looking forward to another great year.

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Molly Keane, Tara Building, Mary Immaculate College (near Lime Tree Theatre)

Posted by on Sep 5, 2017

Molly Keane Poster-2

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Club Exhibition in Clare Museum, Ennis, Aug 8th – Sept 2nd

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017

Come along and view the club exhibition in Ennis. It will be on display until September 2nd  including during  the week of The Fleadh.

DP2Q1530 copy

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Joan Blease Workshop, Red Cow Hotel, June 25th

Posted by on Jun 17, 2017

Joan Blease, U.K. photographer and digital artist will be in Dublin on Sunday 25th June 2017 to host a workshop in the Red Cow, Moran’s hotel, Naas Road.

The workshop format will be a discussion and lecture style across the day with a break for lunch. The cost of this workshop will be €45 per person (lunch not included, however a tea & coffee break will be included).

To secure your place on this wonderful workshop we would ask you to please send an email to our new email address confirming your expression of interest or alternatively you can just pay the fee through PayPal.

Below is a hyperlink to facilitate payment in full of €45 paid via PayPal.

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Posted by on May 30, 2017

17th June 2017   Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise

The IPF’s Celebration of Distinctions will give photographers an opportunity to see successful Fellowship, Associate and Licentiate panels close up and speak to their authors.

This will be a unique opportunity for photographers, when they attend IPF distinction assessment sessions, usually see successful panels only at a relative distance. In Portlaoise, it will be possible to see the work up close and talk with the authors.  This will be a time to gain insights into the thought processes that lead to successful panels.  If you are planning to go for any distinction level, Dunamaise Art Centre will be the place to be!

The event will feature a keynote talk by Steven Le Prevost on his recent FIPF and FRPS panels, of special interest to Visual Art photographers. Bill Power and Gerry Kerr will show their Fellowship panels, in Nature and Travel.

Four Associate panels, from Marie Phelan, Clodagh Tumilty, Paul Lanigan and Brian Mulligan will be on display, subject matter covering Flower Studies, Beaches, Street Photography, and Music.

Licentiate panels by Jean Johnston, John Mee, Bernie Joyce and Emmanuelle Galisson will be on display and attendees will have the opportunity to speak to the authors about the very diverse range of photography represented in their panels.

The event will be a Celebration of Distinctions, and of IPF club photography as whole. Much of the excellent imagery seen at the recent IPF Club Championships in Mullingar stems from the work done to gain distinctions, and this will be an opportunity to a better insight into that work, and to get inspiration for images to come.

The event will also include an update by Des Clinton FIPF and Paul Stanley FIPF, the Chair and Vice-Chair of IPF Distinctions, on developments in the assessing of subjects such as Travel and Nature photography.


Distinction Holders €30 each; non-Distinction Holders €40 each;

Group Rate – €30 each for club groups of 5 or more (whether or not Distinction Holders)



10.00               Welcome and Introduction by Vice-President IPF

10.15               Presentation by Steve Le Prevost

Nurturing an idea through to a successful Fellowship Panel

11.45               Introduction of the Guest Distinction Holders

Presentation by Des Clinton FIPF and Paul Stanley FIPF

New developments in the requirements for Nature and Travel panels

12.15               Steve Le Prevost’s panels on display until 1.00

12.15               Advice Centre for prospective distinction applicants

Des Clinton and Paul Stanley (continuing after lunch)

1.00                 Lunch break

2.00                 PANELS ON DISPLAY: (Authors in attendance to discuss the panels)

Stage Area:  Fellowship panel by Bill Power

Room above Auditorium: Associate panels

Brian Mulligan and Marie Phelan

Gallery:  Licentiate panels

Bernie Joyce and John Mee

3.00                 CHANGE PANELS: (Authors in attendance to discuss the panels)

Stage Area:  Fellowship panel by Gerry Kerr

Auditorium Room above Auditorium: Associate panels

Paul Lanigan and Clodagh Tumilty

Gallery:  Licentiate panels

Jean Johnston and Adele Spencer

4.00                 Conclusion

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End of Year 2016-2017

Posted by on May 29, 2017

The club met for the last session of the year 2016-2017 tonight Monday May 29th and will return again on Monday September 18th 2017.

We look forward to seeing you all then for another great year of  photography. In the meantime the Summer is the ideal time to get out and about with the camera when the world is bright and cheerful and full of life  and colour.

Enjoy it.

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