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by Edited by Jimmy Rhatigan

KILKENNY Photographic Society holds its 37th Annual Exhibition in MacDonagh Junction from August 5 to 14. 

The exhibition opens daily from 9.30am to 7pm. Thanks went to the management of MacDonagh Junction for providing exhibition space.

Launch will be by Mayor David Fitzgerald on August 5 at 7pm. Light refreshments will be served. 

After a two year absence, due to Covid, members are keen to exhibit their work and the exhibition will show a diverse range of styles and creativity. 

Also on exhibition will be the society’s panels for competitions.

Two members received distinctions during the Covid period. Matt Whitby was awarded his Licentiateship (LIPF) and Bernie Kelly was awarded her Associateship (AIPF) by the Irish Photographic Federation. 

Their wonderful panels of prints will also be on display. The Irish Photographic Federation awards distinctions at three levels – Licentiateship, Associateship and Fellowship. 

Members awarded FIAP (Federation Internationale De L’Art Photographique) distincions will also display their certs.

The exhibition should appeal to a wide audience: members of the public, local organisations as well as tourists and those with an interest in the arts, culture and particularly photography. 


There will be a wide range of photography genres including flora/fauna, travel, landscapes, seascapes, portrait, architecture and street photography. 

Kilkenny Photographic Society was established in 1983 by a small group of friends after attending night classes. Today it has over 60 members. 

The group meets weekly in the Pembroke Hotel and enjoys a varied programme of activities including guest speakers, workshops, exhibitions and outings. 

During Covid when it couldn’t physically meet, members enjoyed a varied and engaging weekly programme on Zoom.

Aim of the society was and still is to serve members by encouraging the development of their photographic skills through education, exhibitions and workshops; by forming friendships with others who enjoy photography and sharing talents with individuals and the local community.

This year’s exhibition features the work of 39 members and the society especially welcomes newer members who are exhibiting for the first time.

You can learn more about Kilkenny Photographic Society by visiting  www.kilknennyphoto.net  and www.facebook.com/kilkennyphoto/

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