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Kerry photographers in the picture for PPAI awards

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CONGRATULATIONS to all the photographers, including the Kerry snappers, who were themselves in the frame as winners of the Press Photographers Association of Ireland ‘Press Photographer of the Year 2017’ awards.

Independent News & Media photographer Gerry Mooney was named ‘Press Photographer of the Year 2017’. The awards were presented by the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys.

This year saw the addition of two new awards to the competition, ‘Multimedia’, for best use of video, which was awarded to Killarney native Bryan O’Brien, The Irish Times, and ‘Best Black & White’ image, presented to Steve Humphreys, Independent News & Media.

His quirky observation of the election count won Tralee’s Domnick Walsh second prize in the politics category for his photograph entitled Vote Healy-Rae, which shows a voting badge stuck to the heel of a man as Danny Healy-Rae wins a seat in the 2016 general election.

Fellow Tralee native Brendan Moran, Sportsfile, won prizes in three categories, news, sports feature and portrait. Caherciveen photographer Stephen McCarthy, also of Sportsfile, won first and second prize in the sports feature category.

Michael Chester, president, Press Photographers Association of Ireland, said; “Our awards are a platform to promote, showcase and reward excellence in press photography. The award -winning and highly commended images from our awards will form the ‘Press Photographer of the Year 2017‘ Exhibition, which will tour selected venues across the coming year.”

The Press Photographers Association of Ireland ‘Press Photographer of the Year 2017’ Exhibition, featuring 124 prints, was on display in The Ballsbridge Hotel, Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, over the weekend. The exhibition then moves to The Library, at the RDS, Dublin 4, for two weeks. It will then go on tour, visiting selected venues nationwide, visit www.ppai.ie for exhibition tour updates and to view the full collection of winning and highly commended images.
 


 
Above: Pictured are Kerry winners Brendan Moran, Sportsfile, Domnick Walsh, Stephen McCarthy, Sportsfile, Bryan O'Bryan, Irish Times at the PPAI awards.
PICTURE: SHANE O'NEILL PHOTOGRAPHY

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Fat dissolving injections target stubborn areas

By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio It may sound too good to be true but fat dissolving injections are as effective as the name suggests. They are […]

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By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio

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Classic tractor drivers to embark on 400km drive to Killarney

By Sean Moriarty Six members of the Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club will set out from County Meath on Wednesday on vintage tractors. They are participating in the annual […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Six members of the Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club will set out from County Meath on Wednesday on vintage tractors.

They are participating in the annual Eastern Vintage Club’s Ring of Kerry Tractor Run which is raising funds for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Over 50 vintage tractors, including the six Killarney examples, will leave Nobber in County Meath at lunchtime on Wednesday.

After an overnight stop in the midlands on Wednesday night and Newcastle West on Thursday night, the tractors are expected in Killarney town centre just after lunchtime on Friday.

The ‘spectacular show’, now a regular feature of the Killarney summer, will bring the town to a standstill for around one hour.

On Saturday morning the group will depart Tony Wharton’s farm in Fossa before a nine-hour drive around the Ring of Kerry.

The run will finish with a spectacular drive through the Gap of Dunloe.

“We hope to pass through town around 3.30pm on Friday,” said local organiser, Tom Wharton, who is one of the six Killarney-based drivers who will undertake the 400km journey from County Meath to Killarney. “It is always a spectacular show.”

On arrival in Killarney, tractors will be joined by a group of classic cars that will depart Nobber at 9am that morning.

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