Extract from IPF Newsletter January 2018 “Focus on Clonmel Camera Club”

Focus on Clonmel Camera Club.

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Q: When was Clonmel Camera Club founded?
A: It was started in 2004.
Q: How many members do you have?
A: We have around 35 members.
Q: When and where do you meet?
A: We meet on Monday evenings every two weeks in “The Coachman” in Clonmel. We welcome photographers of all abilities.
Q: Any notable events?
A: This year we twinned with an Italian photo group from Costa Masnaga (The birthplace of Charles Bianconi) and set up a joint Facebook group with their members for sharing photos and ideas. We are hoping to arrange a trip there in 2018.
Q: When was the club started and by whom?
A: By two local enthusiasts, Paul Morrissey and Mick Bolger.
Q: Any member have any significant achievements or milestones recently?
A: Our annual Photographic Exhibition in Clonmel Library in August this year was our best entry yet, with over 60 framed photos which was very well received by the public This year we have started working with the South Tipperary Arts Centre, and two local theatre groups taking shots at rehearsals for publicising plays on social media and printed posters. This works both ways with the groups and our members getting valuable practice and is something we hope to continue. We are the current holders of the Suir Valley Challenge shield which is an inter-club competition with Carrick-on-Suir, Thurles and Waterford camera clubs. Our annual weekend away in May this year was enjoyed by 13 members. Based in Glengarriff, West Cork, we got some great shots around the coast, Healy Pass and Garinish island.
Q: To what do you attribute your success?
A: We have a variety of activities at our club nights including outdoor shoots, guest speakers, workshops, internal competitions, as well as trips out to places like The Saltee islands and the Copper Coast. All information is on our website and our Facebook page

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