Beautiful winning photos from Irish Heritage competition

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‘Sam at the Cliffs' by Andy O’Neill

A photograph of a father and son attending a traditional Irish country market has been named the overall winner of a National Heritage photo competition.
In August Irish people were invited to submit photographs of historical monuments and heritage sites to mark National Heritage Week. The theme of the photos was ‘family’.
The results are now in and the winners have been announced.
The winning photograph was called ‘Day at the Market’ and was taken by Derry Ann Morgan from Co Meath. Derry captured an image of two generations at the traditional Irish market.

'Day at the Market' by Derry Ann Morgan
‘Day at the Market’ by Derry Ann Morgan

The winner of the youth category was John O’Byrne. John’s photo was called ‘Experience’ and featured his father working on rebuilding an old bicycle in order to ‘preserve a bit of history’.
‘Experience’  by John O’Byrne
‘Experience’ by John O’Byrne

The junior category was won by Andy O’Neill, whose photo was called ‘Sam at the Cliffs’. It featured Andy’s three-year-old brother Sam lying on the cliff edge by the lighthouse near Clare Island.

‘Sam at the Cliffs' by Andy O’Neill
‘Sam at the Cliffs’ by Andy O’Neill

The runners up in each category also took some fabulous pictures
Dark Hedges, by Geraldine Coleman from Co Antrim
Dark Hedges, by Geraldine Coleman
Dun Aengus, by Joe Houghton from Co Galway
Dun Aengus, by Joe Houghton
Giant’s Causeway, by Iphshita Ray from Co Antrim
Giant’s Causeway, by Iphshita Ray
Old cottage, by Alice Corley from Co Mayo
Old cottage, by Alice Corley
Siblings, by Matt McDonald from Dublin
Siblings, by Matt McDonald
Three Generations, by Mikey O’Regan from Co Wexford
Three Generations, by Mikey O’Regan

Written by Michael Kehoe @michaelcalling