CAP­TUR­ING LIFE IN WICK­LOW

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AN EX­HI­BI­TION of pho­to­graphs held in the for­mer De­lahunt’s hard­ware build­ing de­tailed Wick­low town’s past right up to the present day. The ‘Look­ing to the Fu­ture while Re­mem­ber­ing Wick­low’s Past’ ex­hi­bi­tion ran over six days as part of the Wick­low Re­gatta hav­ing taken place ear­lier in the year at the County Build­ings at White­gates.

Fa­cil­i­tated by Kil­dare and Wick­low Ed­u­ca­tion and Train­ing Board, and work­ing with fine art print maker Conor Wick­ham, 11 pho­tog­ra­phers from Wick­low Pho­tog­ra­phy Club spent sev­eral months digi­tis­ing, re­pair­ing and restor­ing ap­prox­i­mately one hun­dred old pho­to­graphs rang­ing from the 1860s to the 1960s, the ma­jor­ity of which were pre­vi­ously un­seen. The club hopes that a sense of Wick­low is cap­tured in the present day pho­to­graphs which also fea­tured and will be pre­served for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions to en­joy.

It is an­tic­i­pated that the col­lec­tion will con­tinue to grow will as Wick­low Pho­tog­ra­phy Club mem­bers are ea­ger to source and re­store fur­ther Wick­low images and to con­tinue to doc­u­ment life in present day Wick­low Town. If you have an in­ter­est­ing pho­to­graph of Wick­low past – peo­ple or places, club sec­re­tary Su­sanna Braswell can be con­tacted at su­san­namoran@ eir­com.net.

CHAR­LIE COLGAN RESTOR­ING THE QUEEN OF HEAVEN, BY WIL­LIE BYRNE LADS ON THE BANK BY THE LEITRIM, BY MANDY JACK­SON MEM­BERS OF WICK­LOW PI­O­NEER AS­SO­CI­A­TION IN THE 1950S THE MAY PRO­CES­SION AT ST PA­TRICK’S CHURCH IN THE 1960S

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