TPS Outing Tuesday 28th June

Hi Folks,
This Tuesday we will be heading to Killiney for our weekly outing. Killiney Hill is the southernmost of the two hills which form the southern boundary of Dublin Bay. Crowned by an obelisk the hill is 153 metres high and offers beautiful views over the surrounding areas.
There will be plenty of great photo opportunities. White Rock is a rocky beach that is good for seascapes and if you climb Killiney Hill you get great views looking towards Bray Head and Killiney Bay.
Peregrine Falcons nest on the cliffs or in the quarry behind Killiney Hill and can be seen soaring high above the hill. Dolphins can also be seen in Killiney Bay so if you have binoculars you could bring them along.
We meet at Molloys car park at 7.30 sharp.
See you then
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Trip to Sally Gap Tuesday 21st June

Hi Folks,
This Tuesday we will be heading to Sally Gap in the Dublin Mountains.
The Sally Gap got its road after the Irish rebellion of 1798. It was built by British Army forces looking to flush rebels from the hills, and to this day is known as the Military Road
On the road to Sally Gap, there are spectacular views of the surrounding blanket bog and the Wicklow Mountains. Wild Deer graze these areas and if you are lucky you might see a Merlin, Irelands smallest Falcon. The Merlin hunt over the bog chasing meadow pipits and other small birds.
There is also the Coronation Plantation, near the Sally Gap which was named in celebration of the coronation of King William IV in 1831. Mostly consisting of Scott’s Pine it stretches for 2km along the Liffey Valley.
We will meet at Molloys car park at 7.30 sharp and can carpool if necessary. Suitable clothing and footwear is advised.
See you then
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Trip to the Hellfire Club Tuesday 14th June

This Tuesday we will be heading to the Hellfire Club in the Dublin mountains. Overlooking Dublin city from the south west, at an altitude of 383m, is a foreboding ruined hunting lodge. Steeped in mystery and lore the now abandoned lodge gives stunning views of Dublin city and its surrounds.
There are plenty of great photographic opportunities and we might even get a nice sunset.
The track up the Hellfire Club is a bit rough so wear suitable footwear and of course being Ireland there might be the chance of rain so be prepared.
We will meet at Molloys car park at 7.30 Tuesday evening and we can car pool if necessary.
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Summer Outings Begin… Tuesday, June 7th

Summer’s here!!!

Sadly this means that the Tallaght Photographic Society meetings have ended for this season…  Happily it also means that we can kick off our summer outings!!!

Each Tuesday evening we will meet up and head off to a local place of photographic interest!  Ideally we can car pool as some of our destinations have limited parking and some of our members who don’t drive can use a lift!  We’re meeting in Molloy’s car park at 7.30pm and hope to see many of our members come along on these outings!  All are welcome and if you’re not a member but are interested in meeting us, come along!

Our first outing this summer is to Dalkey!  Dalkey offers two harbours…  the picturesque Bullock Harbour and Colliemore Harbour with its view of Dalkey Island.  Looking forward to seeing you there this Tuesday, June 7th, in Molloy’s car park at 7.30pm!

Summer’s ready when you are!

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End of Season and Awards Ceremony – Tuesday, May 31st

This coming Tuesday, May 31st, the Tallaght Photographic Society are finishing off the season with our annual End of Season party and Awards Ceremony!

This is taking place at Molloy’s pub from 8pm.  Besides a couple of drinks and laughs, we will be awarding prizes for members who have scored well during the season’s league competition including 2016’s Photographer of the Year Award to the member who has accumulated the most points during the League.  We will also be looking to award our “Tom Burgess TPS Person of the Year.”  This will be a member nominated by all of the other members and must be a member who you feel has contributed the most to the club over the season!

See you there…  Tuesday, May 31st, Molloy’s Pub, 8pm

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No Meeting on Tuesday, May 24th

There will be no meeting of the Tallaght Photographic Society next Tuesday, May 24th.

Never fear as we will be getting together again for Tuesday, May 31st for our end of season party and prize giving ceremony which will take place in Molloy’s pub, Tallaght at 8pm!  Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Then as we take a break for the summer, we will still be meeting for weekly photographic outings each Tuesday from 7.30pm in Molloy’s car park.

Thank you to all the members who attended our AGM on May 17th.  It was a productive meeting with some good discussions on much of our activities and policies and some positive changes were made.

Well done to the out-going committee members; President – Paul Maxwell, Treasurer – Brian Nealon, Competition Secretary – David Turnbull and Committee Member – Mike le Page.

Congratulations to the new committee:
President – Neil O’Reilly
Club Secretary – Eleanor Whelton
Club Treasurer – John Coffey
Competition Secretary – Andrew Butler
Maureen Hastings
Des Maguire
Steve McGrane

It looks like a healthy committee going forward with some experienced members and new blood in the mix.  The TPS is in good hands.

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TPS Annual General Meeting – May 17th, 2016

This Tuesday, May 17th we are having our Annual General Meeting.  This is arguably the most important meeting we have at the TPS as it is at this meeting that most of the decisions regarding club policies and activities are made.

The AGM will include the resignation of the current committee and the election/re-election of committee members.  We would love to see more members take on a more active role in the Society and there is no better way than becoming a committee member.

Looking forward to seeing all of our members at the AGM!

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Tuesday, May 10th

This coming Tuesday, May 10th is one shot competition entry night.  The theme for May is “Buddies” and was chosen by April’s winner Maureen Hastings.  Looking forward to seeing your interpretations of “Buddies” this month!

Our meeting begins at 8pm at the Maldron Hotel, Tallaght.

On Tuesday, May 17th, our Annual General Meeting will take place.  At the AGM we will discuss the events and activities from the current season and also look at the future of the Society.  The AGM will include the resignation of the current committee and the election of a new committee so if any members are interested in taking a more active role in running the TPS, this would be your opportunity in coming on board.

Our end of season prize giving ceremony and party will take place on Tuesday, May 31st at Molloy’s Pub in Tallaght.  The prizes include the prestigious TPS Photographer of the Year Award which is awarded to the member who accumulated the most points in this season’s league competition.  The Tom Burgess TPS Person of the Year Award is awarded to the member that other members feel has contributed most to the club over the last year.  This person would be nominated by all members of the club so you should begin thinking about who you feel deserves this award.


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Tuesday, May 3rd at the Tallaght Photographic Society

This Tuesday, May 3rd we have guest speakers Vaida and Kristina from Carrot Inc who are coming in to speak to us about some photography workshops that they are providing.

Carrot Inc are a company of Art Directors and Stylists with backgrounds in hairstyling, fashion, visual merchandising and interior design.  Starting in 2010, Carrot Inc have been involved in many aspects of the visually creative industry, including photography shoots, fashion shoots, album covers, music videos, promotional videos, installations, advertising campaigns and web design.

Carrot Inc are launching a new project which involves workshops, allowing photographers access to up to 12 locations in the space of a year (1 per month).  They will provide a scene for photographers, for example…  a portrait scene with all the settings, costumes, models, make-up and hair etc.  Membership for the workshops is €370 for the year, which works out at about €30 per shoot – good value for a ready made photo shoot!

You can see more about Carrot Inc by visiting their website:

Tuesday May 10th will be entry night for our one shot competition.  May’s theme is “Buddies” and was chosen by April’s winner, Maureen Hastings.

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League Competition Judging – Tuesday, April 26th

This Tuesday, April 26th is the last Tuesday in April…  So this means League Competition Judging time again!

Our special guest judge this month is Clondalkin Camera Club’s Brian McKeown LIPF.  Brian is one of Clondalkin CC’s founding members and is a hugely creative photographer with a great eye for abstract photography.

The very best of luck to all who entered!

The IPF National Club Championship is rapidly approaching!  It is taking place on Saturday and Sunday, 14th and 15th of May in The Atrium, County Council Offices, Mullingar , Co Westmeath.  For more details on this competition and for other events taking place that weekend, please click on the following link:

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