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Tuesday 25 July 2017

Dundalk captures the world

Lola Adebanjo by Arthur Carron
Lola Adebanjo by Arthur Carron
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Football isn't the only discipline at which Dundalk has been excelling, as the town's Photographic Society came ninth at the prestigious International Federation of Photographic Art World Cup.

Dundalk Photographic Society finished in the top 10 of 177 entrants at the competition, which took place earlier this month in Smethwick, England.

Gabriel O’Shaughnessy ‘Hair Cut’
Gabriel O’Shaughnessy ‘Hair Cut’

Founded in 1979, the society has only recently been noticed on the world stage - and the members are thrilled with its performance.

"To get into the top 10 is a big achievement," said Gabriel O'Shaughnessy, an entrant and a committee member of Dundalk Photographic Society.

"There are 88 countries affiliated to the competition, so to come ninth puts the whole country on the map, as well as the club."

Twenty images taken all over the world by members of the group were entered, with O'Shaughnessy's photograph having been taken in Transylvania.

Arthur Carron ‘Baz’
Arthur Carron ‘Baz’
Conor McEneaney ‘Kilfarrasy Swirl’
Conor McEneaney ‘Kilfarrasy Swirl’
Damien O’Malley ‘Little Dancer’
Damien O’Malley ‘Little Dancer’
Charlie Flynn ‘The boy at the green door’
Charlie Flynn ‘The boy at the green door’

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