Claire's award-winning photo captures greatest friendship
Two sisters from Newtownmountkennedy have been announced as 'Ireland's Greatest Friendship' following a nationwide photography competition run by Fisherman's Friend Ireland and the Irish Farmer's Journal.
The photo of sister Anna (3) and Neala Duffy (4) was taken by their mother, Claire Duffy and captured the essence of their sisterly bond, securing them the top place out of ten finalists.
Following a nationwide search by Fisherman's Friend for Ireland's Greatest Friendship, individuals from across Ireland were encouraged to share photos that captured their friendships and provide a short description of what their relationship means to them.
Out of hundreds of entries, Claire's photo was selected as the winner after her entry captured the hearts of the judges, which included editor of Irish Country Living, Amii McKeever; Fellow of the Irish Photographic Federation (FIPF) and Dublin Camera Club member, Gerry Andrews and Jon White, Area Business Manager, Fisherman's Friend.
Claire received her prize of a DSLR-style Sony A6000 camera at an awards ceremony and exhibition of finalists' photos which took place onboard a former tender ship, the MV Cill Airne.