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Visit Kilkenny Photographer of the Year Competition Winners & Finalists

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Discover the beauty of our County through photos!!

Visit Kilkenny are proud to announce the winners and top finalists of our exciting photography competition. We asked people to send in a photo that may capture their best holiday memories of Kilkenny, or simply a photo that evokes the essence of what the county means to them! We asked for lifestyle, landscape, nature, medieval and adventure photos and it didn’t matter if you were budding photographer or just liked to get snap happy with a phone – all entrants were welcome. Due to unforeseen circumstances the competition was delayed and we thank everyone for their patience during this time. 

The 6 Categories included: Medieval Kilkenny, Landscapes, Off The Grid, Natural World, Streetscapes and Faces of Kilkenny

5 finalists from each category were chosen with one overall winner, as listed below. We would like to thank our panel of judges Ciaran Conroy, Chairperson of Kilkenny Tourism, Vicky Comerford, Photographer, Anna O’Sullivan, Director of Butler Gallery and Martina Comerford, Tourism Officer in Kilkenny County Council who had the difficult task of picking the best 6 pictures out of so many fantastic photos that were submitted. 

We would also like to thank our hotel prize sponsors Lyrath Estate Kilkenny, 4* Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel4* Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel, 4* Kilkenny River Court Hotel4* Newpark Hotel Kilkenny, 4* Hoban Hotel Kilkenny for providing such excellent overnight breaks in Kilkenny for our winners. 

 

We hope you enjoy this great gallery of photos and a huge congratulations to our Winners and finalists! 

 

 

Overall Winner - Medieval - Andrew Ryan

Medieval Kilkenny Andy Ryan Jerpoint Abbey In The Summer Sun

Medieval Kilkenny – Andy Ryan –  Jerpoint Abbey In The Summer Sun

Winner: Andrew Ryan

Top Prize: Two Nights for two adults in the luxurious five star Lyrath Estate Kilkenny

Faces of Kilkenny Winner - Derville Conroy 

Faces Of Kilkenny Derville Conroy The Baker

Faces of Kilkenny – Derville Conroy – “The Baker”

 

Winner: Derville Conroy 

Prize: One Night in the 4* Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel with dinner for two in The Brasserie

 

Landscapes Winner - Derek Delaney

Landscapes Derek Delaney Out Of The Darkness

Landscapes – Derek Delaney – “Out Of The Darkness”

 

Winner: Derek Delaney

Prize: One Night in the 4* Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel with dinner for two in Hoban Brasserie

Natural World Winner - Frank Manning

Natural World Lightning Ballyfoyle Frank Manning

Natural World   – Lightning Ballyfoyle – Frank Manning

 

Winner: Frank Manning

Prize: One Night in the 4* Kilkenny River Court Hotel with dinner for two in the Riverview Bar & Terrace 

Off The Grid Winner - Nicholas Kishander

Off The Grid Nicholas Kishander Off The Grid

Off The Grid –  Nicholas Kishander – Off The Grid

Winner: Nicholas Kishander

Prize: One Night in the 4* Newpark Hotel Kilkenny and dinner for two in Scotts Bar & Brasserie

Streetscapes Winner - Seamus Costelloe “Rothe House View"

Streetscapes Seamus Costelloe Rothe House View

Streetscapes –  Seamus Costelloe – Rothe House View

 

Winner: Seamus Costelloe

Prize: One Night in the 4* Hoban Hotel Kilkenny and dinner for two at the 1801 Restaurant and Bar

 

Top Finalists Photos by Category

  • Faces of Kilkenny

    Faces Of Kilkenny Derville Conroy The Baker

    Winner: Faces of Kilkenny – Derville Conroy “The Baker”

    Faces Of Kilkenny Derville Conroy The Shop Keeper

    Faces Of Kilkenny Derville Conroy  “The Shop Keeper”

    Faces Of Kilkenny Derville Conroy The Tailor

    Faces of Kilkenny – Derville Conroy  “The Tailor”

    Faces Of Kilkenny Nicholas Kishander Mood With Jazz

    Faces Of Kilkenny – Nicholas Kishander – Mood With Jazz

    Faces Of Kilkenny Seamus Costelloe Liamcahilatkellsmill

    Faces Of Kilkenny Seamus Costelloe Liam Cahil at Kells Mill

  • Landscapes

    Landscapes Derek Delaney Out Of The Darkness

    Winner: Landscapes Derek Delaney Out Of The Darkness

    Landscapes White Bridge At Mount Juliet Andrew Ryan

    Landscapes White Bridge At Mount Juliet Andrew Ryan

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    Landscapes- Andy Ryan – “Slievenamon over Callan”

    Landscapes Michael Ryan Pottering About

    Landscapes Michael Ryan Pottering About

    Landscapes Seamus Costello Mt Juliet Golf Course

    Landscapes Seamus Costello Mt Juliet Golf Course

  • Medieval Kilkenny

    Landscapes Kilree Round Tower And High Cross

    Landscapes Kilree Round Tower And High Cross

    Medieval Kilkenny Derek Delaney The Dawning Of Lockdown Photo Comp

    Medieval Kilkenny – Derek Delaney  “The Dawning Of Lockdown”

    Medieval Kilkenny Andy Ryan Jerpoint Abbey In The Summer Sun

    Winner: Medieval Kilkenny Andy Ryan “Jerpoint Abbey In The Summer Sun”

    Medieval Kilkenny-Marek Parandyk-Medieval Face

    Medieval Kilkenny – Marek Parandyk – “Medieval Face”

    Medieval Kilkenny Seamus Costelloe St Canices Cathedral 3

    Medieval Kilkenny  – Seamus Costelloe “St Canices Cathedral”

  • Natural World

    Landscapes James Grandfield Taking Flight

    Landscapes –  James Grandfield – “Taking Flight”

    Natural World Bennetsbridge Weir Andrew Ryan

    Natural World – Andrew Ryan –  “Bennetsbridge Weir”

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    Natural World – Gopakumar Valiya Veetil “Wild & Free”

    Natural World Lightning Ballyfoyle Frank Manning

    Winner: Natural World – Frank Manning – “Lightening Ballyfoyle”

    Alan Nugent Love On The Banks Of The River Nore

    Natural World – Alan Nugent – Love On The Banks Of The River Nore

  • Off the Grid

    Off The Grid Frank Manning Minsters Cross Kilkenny

    Off The Grid – Frank Manning – “Minsters Cross Kilkenny”

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    Off the Grid  – Marek Parandyk – “Frosty morning in the park”

    Off The Grid Stranger Things Night Time Shoot At Bowers Woods Near Callan Andrew Ryan

    Off The Grid – Andrew Ryan- “Stranger Things Night Time Shoot At Bowers Woods Near Callan”

    Off The Grid Finbar Casey Canal Walk

    Off The Grid – Finbar Casey –  “Canal Walk”

    Off The Grid Nicholas Kishander Off The Grid

    Winner: Off The Grid Nicholas Kishander “Off The Grid”

  • Streetscapes

    Streetscapes Thursday Market In Kilkenny Andrew Hickey Hickey Patrick@hotmail.com 0861222383

    Streetscapes – Andrew Hickey “Thursday Market In Kilkenny”

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    Streetscapes Michael Ryan “Cathedral View A shot at sunset from the center of St Francis Bridge which offers a lovely view of St Canice’s Cathedral and surrounds.”

    Streetscapes Andy Ryan The Left Bank

    Streetscapes  – Andy Ryan “The Left Bank”

    Streetscapes Michael Ryan Defend Our City

    Streetscapes – Michael Ryan “Defend Our City”

    Streetscapes Seamus Costelloe Rothe House View

    Winner: Streetscapes – Seamus Costelloe – “Rothe House View”

     

Prizes

Lyrath Estate Manor House Kilkenny 5 Luxury Hotel

 

Top Prize: Two Nights for two adults in the luxurious five star Lyrath Estate Kilkenny – Winner: Andrew Ryan

One Night in the 4* Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel with dinner for two in The Brasserie – Winner: Derville Conroy

One Night in the 4* Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel with dinner for two in Hoban Brasserie – Winner: Derek Delaney

One Night in the 4* Kilkenny River Court Hotel with dinner for two in the Riverview Bar & Terrace – Winner: Frank Manning

One Night in the 4* Newpark Hotel Kilkenny and dinner for two in Scotts Bar & Brasserie –  Winner: Nicholas Kishande

One Night in the 4* Hoban Hotel Kilkenny and dinner for two at the 1801 Restaurant and Bar – Winner: Seamus Costello

 

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