Library hosts cottage images
Jean Carr, Chairperson of the Meath Association of An Taisce is pleased to announce the opening of their exhibition of photographs from the 'Cottages of Louth & Meath' photography competition at Drogheda Library thanks to Anne Keaveney and Annemarie Hennessy.
There are over 70 cottages on display ranging from late seventeenth century mud walled thatched buildings to cut stone estate cottages and ornate Parnellite homes.
The objective of the competition was to highlight the contribution cottages have made to our heritage and landscape over the centuries.
Independent judges were architectural historian Kevin V. Mulligan and professional photographer Joseph Carr.
First prize was awarded to Rosemary Murphy (now aged 11 years) for her black and white photo of a derelict cottage at Orristown, Kells.
Second prize went to Tony Weldon for a cottage back staged against a stunning sunset at Laytown. Third prize was jointly awarded to Jean Farrell's cottage in Trim and to John Rountree's image of a mud walled thatched cottage at Clogherhead.