Inaugural Midlands Photography Group Clubs Competition 1st November 2015

The inaugural Midlands Photography Group Clubs Competition was held at the Tullamore Court Hotel, County Offaly, Ireland on 1st November 2015. The 5 clubs: South Kildare Photography Club; Mountrath and District Camera Club; Slieve Bloom Photography Club; Birr Photography Group; and Athy Photographic Society. Each club entered 2 panels, 1 colour and 1 black and white, … Continue reading

“Lough Boora” Photography Exhibition – Birr Library October 2015

The “Lough Boora” exhibition by Birr Photography Group at Birr Library, County Offaly, Ireland for the month of October 2015. The exhibition features photographic art by 7 members of Birr Photography Group. Lough Boora Discovery Park presents an ever changing canvas where sculptures emerge from the landscape against a backdrop of wildflowers, grasslands, lakes and wetlands in … Continue reading

“Forced Perspective” Photography Exhibition – Birr Vintage Week August 2015

“Forced Perspective” – a photographic exhibition inspired by the age old cinematic technique, whereby optical illusion is employed to manipulate visual perception. The exhibition was on display in Xtravision’s shop window during the 47th Annual Birr Vintage Week and Arts Festival from Friday 31st July to Friday 7th August 2015. (Click on a thumbnail for Gallery).

“Reflections of Birr” Exhibition, Shorelines Festival, 6th September 2014

The “Reflections of Birr” exhibition by Birr Photography Group was featuring at the Shorelines Arts Festival in The Irish Workhouse Centre, Portumna, County Galway from 7th to 28th September 2014. Birr Photography Group’s exhibition entitled “Reflections of Birr”, taking the work of Mary, Countess of Rosse, as their inspiration. This talented pioneering photographer was awarded the Silver … Continue reading

“Running Wilde with Oscar” Photography Exhibition, Birr Vintage Week and Arts Festival, August 2014

“Running Wilde with Oscar” a photographic exhibition by Birr Photography Group was showing at Craughwell’s Bar, Castle Street, Birr during August as part of the 46th Annual Birr Vintage Week and Arts Festival 2014. The photographers brief was to create a photographic portrayal of literary quotes from acclaimed Irish writer and poet Oscar Wilde. 7 photographers had … Continue reading

“Seoda” Talk and Slideshow by Tina Claffey 3rd October 2013

Tina Claffey gave a talk and slideshow on her amazing images from her Seoda Exhibition and other recent work to Birr Photography Group at Craughwell’s Pub, Castle Street, Birr, County Offaly, Ireland on Thursday 3rd October 2013.

Birr Union Workhouse Conference 7th September 2013

A Conference on the historically significant Birr Workhouse was organised by Birr Historical Society in Birr Theatre and Arts Centre on 6th and 7th September 2013. Birr Workhouse designed by George Wilkinson was opened in 1842 just 3 years before the Irish famine. Its function as an Institution was to deal with poverty by providing … Continue reading

“Birr Union Workhouse” Photography Exhibition Launch 18th August 2013.

The official opening of Birr Photography Group’s “Birr Union Workhouse” Exhibition by local historian Margaret Hogan on Sunday 18th August in Birr Theatre and Arts Centre, Oxmantown Mall, Birr. All the photographers from Birr Photography Group with historian Margaret Hogan and Workhouse owner Finbar McLoughlin. (Click on a thumbnail for Gallery).

“Birr Union Workhouse” Photography Exhibition 17th August 2013

“BIRR UNION WORKHOUSE” A Photographic Exhibition by BIRR PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP   “Birr Union Workhouse” a photographic exhibition by Birr Photography Group was showing at Birr Theatre and Arts Centre, Oxmantown Mall, Birr from 17th August until 1st September. The official opening by local historian Margaret Hogan was on Sunday 18th August at 7pm. Birr Union … Continue reading

“A Sense of Irishness” Photography Exhibition 2nd August 2013

“A Sense of Irishness” A Photographic Exhibition by BIRR PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP. “A Sense of Irishness”photographic exhibition by Birr Photography Group was showing at Craughwell’s Bar, Castle Street, Birr during August as part of the 45th Annual Birr Vintage Week and Arts Festival 2013. The photographers brief was to create light hearted images that portrayed a … Continue reading