Spring Trail 2017

Posted by on Mar 15, 2017

Hope everybody enjoys the Spring Trail and that the weather will be reasonably good on the 17th – 19th.

Spring Trail 2017 

001     Seat in the garden   [Vandeleur]

002     Spring in bloom [Vandeleur]

003     A gated entrance [Vandeleur or Kilrush]

004     Shopfront(s)   [Kilrush]

005     Boat(s) at the Marina  [Kilrush] 

Things along the way 

006     People on the street

007     Reflection(s)

008     A sea view 

009     Built with stone

010     A window   


  1. A) Photographs to be taken on days determined by the Club Committee.(see E below)
  2. B) Each participant will be allocated a unique letter to be included in the image ( & denotes your letter until you are allocated a letter by the club secretary )

Your best shot of each subject to be numbered as follows:


001-&.jpg for 001 above

002-&.jpg for 002 above and so on to…..

010-&.jpg for 010 above.

Since you will be saving each image in jpeg file type it will not be necessary to type in .jpg.


  1. C) Photographs to be presented on CD or Memory stick with your name and letter on the CD cover or Memory stick, or email to manorphoto@eircom.net by March 24th.
  2. D) File size of each image should be 1024px x 683px for standard sensor

Or 1024px X 768px for bridge, compact, or 4/3 sensors.  Resolution  72ppi.

  1. E) All images must be taken on 17th – 19th March and must be the original work of the participant. Nothing to be imported from previous files or from any other source.
  2. F) Photographs of subjects to be taken as found. ( No props to be added)
  3. G) All images to be taken along the designated route.
  4. H) Respect private property – do not enter without permission.
  5. I) Judging will take place on Mar 27th in the Oakwood Arms Hotel, 7:30pm








Location: Aprox 1km from Kilrush Town on the N67 (Killimer Road)

Opening Times: 9.30 am to 5.00 pm   Admission: Free



The garden is level and there are wide gravel paths throughout. The summer house, Coffee Shop and Gift Shop are wheelchair accessible. A disability restroom is available.


There is extensive parking available for coaches and cars.


Friday, 17th March 2017

1.00 pm    Dog Competition/Face Painting/Music in the Square

2.00 pm   Parade

CAPPAGH (Optional) 

Facing the Marina, turn left onto the R473 Cappagh Road for aprox 1km

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Club Members Success at NIPA Audio Visual Event

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017

Congratulations to Shannon Camera Club member Helen McQuillan LIPF on winning Best Nature Sequence at the NIPA Audio Visual Competitions held in The Courtyard Theatre, Ballyearl, Co Down on 17th and 18th of February 2017. Helens sequence titled ‘ Natures Tapestry’ featured flora and fauna of a waste land area with beautiful photography and music accompanied by her own words which added depth and meaning to the sequence.

Congratulations also to Edwin Bailey LIPF on winning 3rd place in the All Ireland section of the competition in which there were 17 entries from various parts of the country with 10 photo clubs represented. Edwin’s entry featured a visit to Bunratty Folk Park while reminiscing on how living used to be in his youth and making comparisons with what he saw through his camera lens while in the folk park. Prizes for the event were presented by Councillor Noreen McCelland, Deputy Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey. On addressing the audience she said she was delighted to see the presentation of winning entries and was captivated by the artistry of the sequences and encouraged audio visual enthusiasts to continue their creative journey and wished them every success in the future.

Councillor Noreen McCelland presents Edwin Bailey LIPF with his winning medal

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Programme January 9th – April 10th 2017

Posted by on Jan 16, 2017


Jan 9th                     Photo League.            My Christmas.

Jan 16th                    Photo League.  Youtube Tutorials — Maria O’Brien.

                                 Exercise: Hands, to be returned on January 30th on memory stick.

Jan 22nd                  SACC Nature regional round, Cabragh Wetlands Centre, Thurles .

Jan 23rd                  Photo League.       Exposure in practice, live demo.

Jan 30th                   Photo League.   Bring back Hands Exercise

Feb 6th                    Photo League. Theme, Creative Self Portrait.

                                 Show Salon winning photos from the 2016 Cork Salon.

Exercise: Sports for March 6th.

Feb 13th                  Photo League.     Still life set up and shoot. Three volunteers for set ups. 

Feb 18th/19th        IPF Photographer of the Year and Nature Photographer of The Year, D Hotel, Drogheda.

Feb 20th                 Photo League. Theme, Minimalist monochrome.

                                Photoshop Tutorials and a short discussion on the portraiture. 

Feb 27th                  Photo League,  Practical Portrait session with studio lights. 

Mar 4th                   Distinctions, Dumamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise. Ls & As only.

March 6th               Photo League. Theme, Spring.      Bring back Sports photos.

March 13thth          Photo League. Announce Spring Trail.  Three members to present their work.

March 17th – 19thth Shoot Spring Trail.

Mar 20th               Speaker. TBC. 

March 27th            Spring Trail Judging. 

April 3rd               Photo League. Consider images for National Club Finals. 

April 10th              Photo League, final night.         Spring Trail review.

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Happy New Year

Posted by on Jan 8, 2017

Happy New Year to all Club members.

The Club returns for 2017 on Monday night January 9th at 7:30pm in the Oakwood Hotel, where we will be meeting in the Conservatory. Go left through the bar to get to that room. We will be in The Hughes Room on all other nights up to Easter.

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Christmas Greetings

Posted by on Dec 17, 2016


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Rikki O’Neill Tour

Posted by on Dec 6, 2016

Rikki O’Neill, renowned photographer and artist will be appearing at 3 venues in the south of Ireland in December. Venue details below. Rikki is a digital artist, illustrator and photographer with many years of experience. His works can be seen in numerous children’s books and in art galleries around the country. Rikki is also an award-winning photographer, nationally and internationally. He has combined his artistic and photographic skills for more than 35 years to produce monochrome and colour prints and now embraces working digitally enjoying the creative freedom that it provides. Rikki is a fellow of the Royal Photographic Society (RPS), a Master of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB), a fellow in the Irish Photographic Federation (IPF) and is on the Roll of Honour of the Scottish Photographic Federation (SPF).
You can see some of Rikki’s work at http://rikoart.com/

Thursday 8th December.
Pembroke Hotel, 11 Patrick Street, Kilkenny
8.00pm – 10.00pm
Admission : €5.00
Monday 12th December
Mercy Centre, Fair Street, Mallow
8.00pm. Followed by a Christmas celebration that everyone is welcome to attend.
Admission €5.00
Tuesday 13th December
36 Patrick’s Quay.
Members free.  €5 entry fee for non members
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Bord na Mona Calendar Competition

Posted by on Oct 5, 2016

Send us your photos for the 2017 Calendar Send us your favourite photographs so we can feature them in the Bord na Móna 2017 Calendar. The title of the Bord na Móna Photography competition is “Heartland”. The theme is open to your personal interpretation but we’re looking for beautiful photographs of the heartlands of Ireland. These pictures can be anything from close ups to wide landscapes, trains or tourists, blossoms, birds or bogcotton, man, woman or machine– it is entirely up to you -as long as the photos demonstrate some association with our love of the Irish heartlands. The twelve photos selected by our panel of judges will appear in the Bord na Móna 2017 Calendar. An overall winner will also be chosen. The overall winner will receive a prize (€250) and their photo will appear on the calendar cover. The closing date for entries is Friday 22nd October, 2016. Entries should be preferably landscape in orientation and emailed to calendar@bnm.ie. Queries to:  Pat Sammon   086 1987299

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