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National Heritage Week Photo Competition Winners Announced

Photo 1 Day At the Market- Winner Adult

Photo 2 Experience- Winner-Youth Winner

Photo 3 Sam at the Cliffs-Junior Winner

Photo 4 Dark Hedges- Runner Up Adult Category

Photo 5 Dun Aeonghus- Runner Up Adult Category

Photo 6- Giants Causeway- Runner Up Youth Category

Photo 7- Old Cottage- Runner Up Youth Category

Photo 8- Siblings- Runner Up Junior Category

Photo 1 - Winner of the Adult Category in the 2014 National Heritage Week Photo Competition was Derry Ann Morgan from Meath with her photo of a ‘Day at the Market’.

Photo 2- Winner of the Youth Category in the 2014 National Heritage Week Photo Competition was by John O’Byrne from Kildare with his photo ‘Experience’. John describes the photo which his father appears in as “out in the shed, rebuilding an old bicycle, trying to preserve a bit of history”.

Photo 3 - Winner of the Junior Category in the 2014 National Heritage Week Photo Competition was Andy O’Neill with his photo ‘Sam at the Cliffs’. The photo taken by Andy is of his little brother Sam, aged 3 looking over the Cliffs near the lighthouse on Clare Island. Andy describes how his dad is holding on to Sam, just out of view of the picture. 

Photo 4 — Runner up of the Adult Category in the 2014 National Heritage Week Photo Competition was Geraldine Coleman from Antrim with her picture ‘Dark Hedges’. 

Photo 5 -  Runner up of the Adult Category in the 2014 National Heritage Week Photo Competition was Joe Houghton from Galway with his photo ‘Dun Aengus’.

Photo 6 - Runner up of the Youth Category in the 2014 National Heritage Week Photo Competition was Iphshita Ray from Antrim with her photo ‘Giant’s Causeway’.

Photo 7 - Runner up of the Youth Category in the 2014 National Heritage Week Photo Competition was Alice Corley from Mayo with her photo ‘Old Cottage’.

Photo 8 - Runner up of the Junior Category in the 2014 National Heritage Week Photo Competition was Matt McDonald from Dublin with his photo ‘Siblings’

Photo 9 - Runner up of the Junior Category in the 2014 National Heritage Week Photo Competition was Mikey O’Regan from Wexford with his photo ‘Three Generations’.

‘Day at the Market’ wins top prize in National Heritage Week Photo Competition 

2nd December 2014:  A stunning picture of generations of a family at a country market has been awarded the top prize in 2014 National Heritage Week Photography Competition, announced today by the Heritage Council, coordinators of Heritage Week. ‘Day at the Market’ taken by Derry Ann Morgan from Meath was awarded first place in the Adult Category. 

2014 is the UN 20th Anniversary of the International Year of the Family and to celebrate the theme for National Heritage Week 2014 was, ‘Family … generations exploring heritage together’. People were invited to submit photos interpreting the theme for this year’s Photography Competition. 

Winner of the Adult Category was Derry Ann Morgan from Meath with her photo of a ‘Day at the Market’.

Winner of the Youth Category was ‘Experience’ by John O’Byrne from Kildare. John describes the photo which his father appears in as “out in the shed, rebuilding an old bicycle, trying to preserve a bit of history”.

Winner of the Junior Category was ‘Sam at the Cliffs’ by Andy O’Neill. The photo taken by Andy is of his little brother Sam, aged 3 looking over the Cliffs near the lighthouse on Clare Island. Andy describes how his dad is holding on to Sam, just out of view of the picture. 

Speaking about the winning images, Michael Starrett, Heritage Council Chief executive said, “Congratulations to everyone who entered a photograph into the competition. Your enthusiasm and the variety of photographs entered reflect the diversity of Irish heritage, and what it means to us as a people and as a family.”

Prizes are divided among the three categories. The top prize in the adult category of a €500 voucher kindly provided by the Irish Landmark Trust to stay in one of their unique and beautiful properties is sure to be of interest for anyone planning a stay-cation or a short break! Additional prizes include a, €150 One4All gift voucher, €75 One4All gift voucher, €55 euro Family Heritage Card, €50 Easons vouchers and €30 Easons vouchers. 

Full details of all winners include; 

Adult Category (21 years +)

-Winner — ‘Day at the Market’ by Derry Ann Morgan from Meath 

-Runners Up — ‘Dun Aengus’ by Joe Houghton from Galway and ‘Dark Hedges’ by Geraldine Coleman from Antrim

Youth Category  (13-20 years)

-Winner — ‘Experience’ by John O’Byrne from Kildare

-Runners Up — ‘Old Cottage’ by Alice Corley from Mayo and ‘Giant’s Causeway’ by Iphshita Ray from Antrim

Junior Category (7-12 years)

-Winner — ‘Sam at the Cliffs’ by Andy O’Neill 

-Runners Up — ‘Three Generations’ by Mikey O’Regan from Wexford and ‘Siblings’ by Matt McDonald from Dublin