Saturday 20 January 2018

Kerry's biggest baby features in 100-year-old family album

In 1965 Kerry’s biggest baby was born in Nurse Seymour’s in Killarney weighing a whopping 15.5lbs. Charlie Nelligan grew up to be Kerry’s greatest goalkeeper, winning seven All-Ireland medals and is pictured beside another baby born on the same day
In 1965 Kerry’s biggest baby was born in Nurse Seymour’s in Killarney weighing a whopping 15.5lbs. Charlie Nelligan grew up to be Kerry’s greatest goalkeeper, winning seven All-Ireland medals and is pictured beside another baby born on the same day
Hollywood legend Bob Hope teeing off at Killarney Golf Club in 1968
Sally MacMonagle, whose great-grandfather Daniel founded the family-run photographic agency in 1913
Majella O'Sullivan

Majella O'Sullivan

THEY have captured some of the country's most important events and people and now the fourth generation of the country's longest-running family photographic agency is continuing the business.

The earliest picture in the MacMonagle collection was Terence McSwiney's funeral in 1916, taken by Daniel MacMonagle, who was a contributor to the Irish Independent.

Daniel's grandsons, Don MacMonagle and Eamonn Keogh, are regular contributors to the Irish Independent, 'The Herald' and the 'Sunday Independent'. And the founder's great-granddaughter Sally is the staff photographer at Dublin Zoo, while granddaughter Riona is a well-known wedding photographer.

An exhibition will be opened by Arts Minister Jimmy Deenihan in Killarney Library tomorrow night, which will feature the founder's original camera along with about 200 images from the family archive, spanning a century of work from when the agency began in 1913.

The agency has photographed all taoisigh and presidents since the foundation of the State and photographs on display throughout the month of July include Michael Collins in Killarney in 1922 and Charlie Chaplin in Waterville in 1955.

Irish Independent

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