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Club Outing – Avondale House and Gardens

Club Outing – Avondale House and Gardens

On Saturday 5th November 3 members, 2 of which have recently joined the Club, met at Avondale Gardens in Rathdrum to visit the Skywalk and to photograph the surroundings from this 10 metre high wooden walkway. The weather was unkind in the beginning, which we would...

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Club Outing – Deer Rut, Phoenix Park

Club Outing – Deer Rut, Phoenix Park

Despite having had to postpone the original outing due to the Dublin Marathon a large group of Offshoot members, including quite a number of new members braved the early morning start and met up on Furze Road. Unfortunately due to the ever-changing barriers system in...

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Club Outing – St Anne’s Park

Club Outing – St Anne’s Park

On Tuesday 18th of October 5 members met at the Tree by the Sea on St. Anne’s Road to explore St. Anne’s Park. Only one member had been there before at the Rose Gardens so it was a new challenge for us. There was a noticable absence of maps at the entrance at St....

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Club Outing – Revisit Red Kites at Avoca

Club Outing – Revisit Red Kites at Avoca

On Saturday 10th September thirteen eager photographers turned up in Avoca village at 2.15 pm ready to capture images of Red Kites. The butcher was scheduled to feed the birds at 2.30 pm, which he did for us, but we waited and there was no sign of Red Kites. After a...

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Summer Outing – July and August

Summer Outing – July and August

Over the Summer on a Monday evening, we had an outing. Below is a selection of the images from these outings. The outings were: Street Art Walk in Town A Walk on the West Side - On Monday 11th July, eleven members gathered at the start of the West Pier in Dun...

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Club Competition – Smartphone Photography

Club Competition – Smartphone Photography

On the 4th September the third formal competition for 2022, 'Smartphone Photography', was judged by Seamus Costello from Kilkenny Camera Club. Thanks to all who took part in the Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 categories and to Seamus for the detailed and encouraging...

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Summer Outing – Dublin Street Art

Summer Outing – Dublin Street Art

On the 4th of July a group of eight members met at the front door of Stephen’s Green shopping centre. We then walked around the area looking for street art and anything else that caught our eye. It was a beautiful evening and town was buzzing with activity. There was...

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Club Outing – Dublin Pride 2022

Club Outing – Dublin Pride 2022

On Saturday 25th of June a crowd of 13,000 people from 215 organisations formed the Gay Pride March and Parade, representing the LGBTQIA+ communities. 50,000 spectators joined in, including approximately 10 OffShoot Photography Society members. The Parade was...

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Club Outing – National Botanical Gardens

Club Outing – National Botanical Gardens

On a beautiful June morning upwards of 13 members descended on the National Botanic Gardens with cameras at the ready. They quickly dispersed into small groups, each member seeking out their favourite part of the gardens. Great credit is due to the Botanic gardeners...

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Club Outing – Little Terns, Kilcoole

Club Outing – Little Terns, Kilcoole

On a sunny Saturday morning on 11th June, 10 OffShoot photographers visited Kilcoole Tern Colony adjacent to the Newcastle Airfield. (One particular member took public transport from Clontarf to Kilcoole. What dedication!) We parked at Kilcoole beach car park and...

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Shoot With Me – Spring 2022 Showcase #2

Shoot With Me – Spring 2022 Showcase #2

The Spring 2022 Shoot With Me showcase time came and we were happy to be back showing printed images. The showcase was held as a hybrid meeting with some members being in the hall and some joining via video conferencing. Our leaders and groups were extremely inventive...

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Club Outing – Kilmacurragh Botanical Gardens

Club Outing – Kilmacurragh Botanical Gardens

On Tuesday 10th May, 10 members arrived at Kilmacurragh on a beautiful sunny day. The Rhododendron was in full bloom and dappled the gardens with beautiful vivid colours, they also provided some great reflections in the pond. The Dragonflies were not in attendance as...

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