The South Kerry Camera Club is organising a few workshops in the coming month. We are starting off with a 2 hour workshop about Flashlight Photography on January 24th. The events are open to everybody with an interest in photography. The fee is € 5.00.
The workshop will be held at Tech Amergin Waterville.
from: Statement by the Toscaireacht on the passing of Anthony Cronin.
"Anthony Cronin was a poet. That is how he wanted to be remembered primarily. But as the moving spirit in the foundation of Aosdána, he was also one of the most significant figures in Ireland’s cultural history. He raised the public standing of the arts and, most especially, of the artist, to a level that no one of his generation would have thought possible. In part this was due to his understanding of history – in the 19th century a poet of genius like James Clarence Mangan lived and died beyond the notice of the state; in part it was due to his indignation that another poet of genius, Patrick Kavanagh, as well as many of Kavanagh’s contemporaries in other arts, such as the composer Frederick May, were reduced to poverty and treated as little better than outlaws.
As Anthony Cronin dies there are many artists today in Ireland who can live and work in their native land because of what he did for them."