Friday, 28 August 2015

'From Corries to Coast' Photographic Exhibition

                                         ‘From Corries to Coast’ Photographic Exhibition

A Celebration of Wicklow’s Geological Heritage

Glenealo Valley by Brendan Cullen

A photographic exhibition celebrating Wicklow's Geological Heritage takes place at Blessington Library from 22nd August till 5th September. The exhibition feature a selection of 30 entries to the recent photographic competition ' From Corries to Coast' organised by Wicklow Uplands Council in partnership with the Wicklow County Council’s Heritage Office. There has been great interest in the competition with over 170 entries received.  €500 in prizes were awarded to winning entries at the launch of the exhibition on Saturday the 22nd of August. There are already plans to move the exhibition to other venues in County Wicklow.

The aim of the photographic competition and exhibition is to acknowledge and celebrate the diversity, beauty and significance of geology in county Wicklow and the contribution it continues to make to our quality of life, our health and our wealth.  The landscape of Wicklow has been moulded by nature over many millions of years, giving us the distinctive mountains, lakes, valleys and coastline that we enjoy today. This geological landscape also provides the building blocks of our livelihoods in the form of soil for agriculture and forestry, stone, sand and gravel deposits for buildings and roads and historically, the mining of minerals such as copper, sulphur, lead, zinc and even gold all of which dramatically transformed the landscape and communities of county Wicklow.

Why not come along and enjoy a selection of images from around the county which showcase Wicklow’s Geological Heritage including our outstanding landscapes and connections with people and products. All are welcome to view the exhibition, admission is free.

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Winning Photos 'From Corries to Coast - A Celebration of the Geological Heritage in County Wicklow' Photographic Competition 2015

On top of her world, Greystones - Michael Hughes

A View - Maria McCormick

Autumn Sunset at Lough Tay - Ronan HD

Reflective Dreamscape at Blessington Lakes - Paula O'Sullivan

Mountain Biker - Pawel Pentlinowski

Step into the Landscape - Amy Goldsmith

Glenealo Valley - Brendan Cullen

St. Kevin's Way - Tony Garcia

Powerscourt House - Brendan Cullen

Rathgorragh Walls - Helen Lawless