Hook Peninsula’s Photography Exhibition is a collection of short-listed photographs submitted for Hook Tourism’s 2017 Hook Peninsula Photography Competition.
The Competition, now in its fifth year is an annual event and attracted over 100 entries in four categories.
The overall prize was won by Padraig Molloy for his captivating and colourful image of Stonechat birds, taken at Hook Head; Padraig also won the Up Close & Personal category.
Prizes were also awarded to Michael Caroll, Man Made category; Jennie Byrne, Hook Peninsula Experience category; Mark Simpson, Discovering the Hidden category; and Catherine White for the People’s Choice category.
The exhibition is a showcase of Hook Peninsula’s built heritage, landscape, wildlife and people. 2016’s exhibition went on to be seen by over 35,000 people at eight different venues.
The 2018 competition is now open for entries; closing date is the 31st of August 2018.
About Hook Tourism:
Hook Tourism Ltd. Is a community organisation in e4xistance for over 50 years, which aims to promote the Hook Peninsula as a premier tourist destination and to protect its unspoiled natural landscape and heritage. A membership body made up of over 75 local businesses work together towards achieving these goals. The organisation which runs the peninsula tourist office in the village of Duncannon produces brochures to promote the area and manages the Hook Peninsula website and social media. Hook Tourism led the restoration of the Georgian walled gardens at Tintern Abbey and now operates the ‘Colclough Walled Garden’ as a tourist attraction which is open to the public 365 days a year. The organisation also developed and maintains three woodland walking trails in the woods at Tintern Abbey and facilitates guided tours at Duncannon Fort on behalf of Wexford County Council.
You can find out more on www.hookpeninsula.com