Castleisland Camera Club’s Third Meeting Tonight

Castleisland Camera Club members at their second meeting at the River Island Hotel. Front row left to right - Mags Murphy Lynch, Anne Bergin, Pat Hartnett and Sheila Hanrahan. Middle row left: Nora Fealey, Elaine Pembroke, Annette O'Connor, Barbara Podraza, Mary O'Donoghue, Breda McGaley.  Back row: Breda Pembroke, David Browne, Máiréad O'Keeffe, Eoghan McGillicuddy, Jim O'Connor, JP Pierre, John Spillane, Margaret Mannix, Noel Keane and John Lenihan.  Photograph: Castleisland Camera Club

Castleisland Camera Club members at their second meeting at the River Island Hotel. Front row left to right – Mags Murphy Lynch, Anne Bergin, Pat Hartnett and Sheila Hanrahan. Middle row left: Nora Fealey, Elaine Pembroke, Annette O’Connor, Barbara Podraza, Mary O’Donoghue, Breda McGaley. Back row: Breda Pembroke, David Browne, Máiréad O’Keeffe, Eoghan McGillicuddy, Jim O’Connor, JP Pierre, John Spillane, Margaret Mannix, Noel Keane and John Lenihan. Photograph: Castleisland Camera Club

Out of a need for such a club or support group in the general area, a cabal of local, keen photographers from this and surrounding parishes got together last month and from this emerged Castleisland Camera Club.

Now, the club is about to hold its third meeting tonight, Thursday, April 20th at 8:15pm. The previous two have been held at the River Island Hotel; tonight’s meeting will be at the NEWKD offices at The Crageens.

Club Formed

At the first meeting, at which the club was formed, the following committee was a also set up: Chairman, Pat Hartnett; Secetary, Ann Bergin; Public Relation Officer, Breda Mc Galey; Treasurers, Anette O’Donoghue and Mary O’Donoghue. Website and I.T. Elaine Pembroke.

Executive committee: David Browne, Breda Pembroke, John Lenihan and John Spillane.

A Selfie of Sorts. The simple pleasure of taking photographs has been made easier by modern technology. ©The Maine Valley post

A Selfie of Sorts. The simple pleasure of photography has been made easier by modern technology. ©The Maine Valley Post

Beginners Welcome

Chairman Hartnett said after the recent meeting that there was great enthusiasm for the setting up of the club and that tonight’s gathering would strive to put a plan in place to take the club forward.

Mr. Hartnett also stressed that the club is for all levels of ability and interest and that gear or brands of camera or equipment is the least of their considerations.

“We’re open to pure beginners and well as the more experienced photographers and whatever kind of camera you have just bring it along and we’ll go from there,” he said.Contact-banner

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