Celtic Challenge 2013 – Thank you!

Celtic-Challenge-Final-Logo-High-ResCongratulations to Scotland on winning this years Celtic Challenge competition and commiserations to Ireland who claimed the runner-up spot.  You can find the full results and winning images over on the IPF website.

Congratulations, thanks and appreciation must go to the SACC Committee for organising a super event. The organising committee members were Bill Power, John Doheny, John Hogan & Neily Curtin from Mallow Camera Club and Niamh Whitty from Cork Camera Group.

Our thanks also to the following (in absolutely no particular order at all!):

  • Peter Clark for judging and also for providing a talk on his photography
  • The representatives who travelled from the federations competing
  • John Grimes & Limerick & District Photographic Society for panel boards
  • EPA, Carbery Group & IPF for sponsoring content for our ‘goodie bags’!
  • Gordon Kinsella from Cobh Camera Club for his assistance with Spike Island trip
  • Alan Doheny from www.proof.ie for the gorgeous logo he produced
  • Clarion Hotel (in particular Adriana) who provided top class facilities and catered to our every need
  • Cork Crystal for the beautiful trophies
  • Ian McDonagh, Cork County Arts Officer, for his assistance and enthuasism with exhibition
  • Michael O’Sullivan for a fabulous midnight presentation of his photography!
  • Martin Power and his musicians who delighted with their music
  • Coleman Culhane, Viv Buckley, Ger Buckley, Pat Heavin, Pat Sheehan, Cian O’Mahony and Jason Town who provided invaluable assistance over the course of the weekend
  • Pat Sheehan who guided our visitors on a walking tour of Cork City
  • The IPF for their support throughout
  • Gougane Barra Hotel for their warmth, hospitality and amazing lunch
  • Blue Pool Ferries for amazing service that included finding us a pair of sea eagles!
  • Cork County Council for providing a super space for holding the Celtic Challenge Exhibition
  • Cork County Mayor Noel O’Connor for opening the Celtic Challenge Exhibition
  • Cllr John Kelleher who attended our gala dinner on behalf of City Mayor Catherine Clancy
  • Ray, our very accommodating bus driver
  • Everyone who attended!

If we’ve forgotten anyone, please accept our apologies and drop us a note to let us know and we’d be happy to update this article!

Take a look at what we got up to over the course of the weekend in our Celtic Challenge Gallery.

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