Festival spirit caught in one illustrious shot

IN a photographer's line of work it helps to have a keen eye!

One of the great images of Listowel Race Week was taken by local photographer John Kelliher as he captured the reflection of Birds' ferris wheel in the window of Eabha Joan's Restaurant in one stunning shot.

Like any great idea, the image is a simple thing. But it took a really keen eye to tease it out of the town's stone and glass.

And had it not been for a few pints to inspire his vision John might have missed the shot. "I was out for a few pints towards the end of the races and just spotted it passing Eabha Joan's and said to myself "I'll have to come back for that tomorrow night'," John laughed.

He duly did; creating an image of race week that will survive as long as the wonderful memories of the 2013 festival.


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