I was watching nationwide this evening and it was all about Tidy Towns 2019 so it prompted me to post the images I captured last year in Castle Leslie of all the county winners and overall winner Glaslough Co. Monaghan so well well done that committee. Heather Humphreys gave out the awards and thanked all the sponsors especially Super Valu and Coillte for their continued support to this annual competition and also congratulated and thanked all the volunteers who make this the truly unique competition it is. It’s never too late to join your local Tidy Towns group and it’s good for your physical and mental wellbeing to boot !
MARTIN & GERRY ....
Just love your images, hope all is well in Galway... Martin was delighted with his framed image which was a gift, have you thought of framedimages as a present for that special occasion ..... buy a voucher for that special person or family that means so much to you !
"FIVER FRIDAY" Eugene T. Hamill Photography will be offering a "studio social media portrait" . For a FIVER just call to my studio on the Cavan Rd (H23XV06, for your satnav) I will capture your likeness and post to your facebook page or email to you and you can use on all your social media platforms, remember "First impressions last forever" so let me make yours great !!!
Congratulations to the Border Communities Against Brexit on recieving their European People of the Year medal at the Garage Theatre in Monaghan. The medal was presented by the four Sinn Fein MEP's and Marian Harkin Independant Mep and Neassa Childers (Neassa was not present) who nominated the group for the prestigious award. Kudos to the Garage Theatre who catered the event and who's manager is Cathy Bennett Sinn Fein and Chairperson of Monaghan County Council. The Oriel Singers from Monaghan provided the post presentation entertainment.
Local school scoops positive mental health award
25th April 2017
A local school has been awarded for their work in promoting positive mental health.
Largy College in Clones has won a Young Social Innovators of the Year Award in the ‘Make Our World Healthier – Mental Health’ category.
Youthreach, Cavan was highly commended in the same category for their project ‘Depression: A Struggle Within’.
Over 7,000 young people took part in the awards this year, creatively tackling social issues affecting them and their communities
“A Portrait for Pieta House”
This year we will be raising much needed funds for Pieta House.“Pieta House provides a free, therapeutic approach to people who are in suicidal distress and those who engage in self-harm and those bereaved by suicide”. We in Clones like many towns the length and breadth of Ireland have experienced the sad and traumatic consequences of suicide. Pieta House have fifteen centres throughout the country and it is only through fundraising that they keep these houses open as all their services are free to their clients so this year Eugene T. Hamill Photography, Clones and you my Clients will be helping Pieta House. I have been inspired to do this by the incredible work being carried out by my daughter Laura’s Transition Year project in their “Mend a Mind, it’s a disorder not a decision” project promoting good mental health awareness. Largy College have just learned that the this year's Transition Year project won the regional finals and are now entered into the National Final of"The Young Social Innovators of the Year Ireland Awards" 2017. Please support this great cause, Pieta House and book your mini-session for 25 euros on Thursday 4th & Friday 5th of May. The full 25 euros goes to Pieta House. Portrait session is one person per session and we welcome adults as well. If you need a social profile image or a passport image why not help Pieta House at the same time !! Phone Eugene on 047 51788, 087 9948585 , facebook message me, e-mail me email@example.com or just stop me on the street and ask me to book you in.. thanks
“A Portrait for Pieta House”
This year we will be raising much needed funds for Pieta House who provide a free, therapeutic approach to people who are in suicidal distress and those who engage in self-harm and those bereaved by suicide” We in Clones like many towns the length and breadth of Ireland have experienced the sad and traumatic consequences of suicide. Pieta House have fifteen centres throughout the country and it is only through fundraising that they keep these houses open as all their services are free to their clients so this year Eugene T. Hamill Photography, Clones and you my Clients will be helping Pieta House. I have been inspired to do this by the incredible work being carried out by my daughter Laura’s Transition Year project in their “Mend a Mind, it’s a disorder not a decision” project promoting good mental health awareness. Please support this great cause and book your mini-session for 25 euros on Thursday 4th & Friday 5th of May. The full 25 euros goes to Pieta House. Portrait session is one person per session and we welcome adults as well. If you need a social profile image or a passport image why not help Pieta House at the same time !! Phone Eugene on 047 51788, 087 9948585 , facebook message me, e-mail me firstname.lastname@example.org or just stop me on the street and ask me to book you in.. thanks
The Conference kicked off last night in Iveagh House hosted by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Mr Flangagan with Mr. Don Mullen presenting on behalf of Drew University The Drew Peacebuilder Award to Mrs. Patricia Hume wife of Nobel Peace Laureate John Hume... looking forward to a busy conference... The launch in Bundoran was hosted by the vice-Chairman of Donegal County with a keynote address by esteemed author and historian Christine Kinnealy on "Feminism and Faminism" talking about Fanny Parnell and Maud Gonne.
Looking forward to the Trans Atlantic Conference in Bundoran over the next week... If last years discussions are anything to go by then were in for a heck of a ride !!!! https://www.facebook.com/profile.php… check out this link, open to all why not join the conversation !!!
Portraits are a present for life, so many times I have been told if we didn't have this gift voucher we would never have commissioned a portrait so not only are you buying a present you are enabling a family to do something they might never do and they will be so thankful once they receive their beautiful framed family portrait !!!! Buy someone you love a studio session with framed image for Christmas !!! If you already have been to the studio you could re-order an image for Granny or your Auntie. Give me a call on 047 51788 0r 087 9948585, txt me or facebook message me or go to www.ethamill.com . Have a great Christmas and an extremely prosperous New Year...
It was with great regret that I heard that Michael, Joe & Jim would be quitting the professional photographic scene. They have been an integral part of processing for many years in Dublin and serviced the whole country with distinction, integrity and professionalism. They will be missed and I for one am proud to call them my friends and I must say enjoyed the few pints to bid farewell, in the process meeting Jim Travers and his wife where many old stories were told. I particularly remember when I was starting out and sending my 120 rolls of film for one of my first weddings on my brand new Hasslebladd (how I miss thee !!), phonecall from Michael; "Eugene did you use your light meter when taking these images", "I did" came my reply, "Thank God" said Michael as you were using slide film" !!!! They were the most perfect images thanks to the old meter, a lesson for us all that the old ways work and to sometimes poerhaps slow down and maybe even use the light meter. Photolabs even looked after me on the price(much more expensive to print slides). Thanks for the many years of excellent service guys...
I hope all enjoyed their night out in preparation of the two years hard work ahead of them before they enjoy their Deb's Ball !!!!!
CLONES PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY..
Exhibition'16 .. If your about town why not drop into the library and view our images from 2016..... please enjoy and don't forget if your interested in joining Clones Photographic Society just Call Eugene Hamill on 087 9948585 or 047 51788
I was delighted to accommodate the YSI (Young Social Innovators) students of Largy College and let them use my studio to complete their short film highlighting the effects of mental health issues within our community. Their project aims to eliminate the stigma that surrounds mental illness in our community and they are conveying this with film and awareness raising events in the locale. I must say it was great to see the students spend the full day making their film even though most schools in the country were closed due to strike. Well done to Laura and all her pals in transition year, hopefully ye will make a difference and as they say always try to put yourself in mind of how other people are feeling , you just never know what is going on with people especially those who are close to you. A problem shared is a problem halved ......
Another entrepreneur from Clones, Best of luck to Keith Nulty with his new products for those beards that seem to be growing every where ... In his own words Keith explains the benefits of using a beard oil........
Image by Eugene T. Hamill Photography, always remember that the first thing that anyone notices on the internet is the quality of the image... always get a professional to do a professional job !!!!
"We have all noticed the trend of an increasing number of men with beards over the last while and this has lead to the developments of many different grooming products. One that stood out to me was beard oil so I decided to look further into the product and found out some real interesting stuff. For one there is the possibility of hundreds of different types, made using different ingredients that have various benefits for your beard and your skin. Whether we admit to it or not men have become more conscious of our appearance and our health, BUT us men our practical beings!! The products we use must be good value for money, easy to use and most of all not to noticeable for the lads too take the mick out of us but still make us look good. Beard oil is a product that does exactly that! It's like a secret moisturiser, all the benefits with a few added bonuses. If you ever suffered from acne, in-grown hairs or IBS (Itchy Beard Syndrome), not the other one ;) you'll know how irritating it can be but don't let this stop you from having that magnificent beard you've always desired. Kingnults beard oil is here for you, home made using the highest quality ingredients and it can be delivered directly to your door. No hassle". image by Eugene T. Hamill Photography, always remember that the first thing that anyone notices on the internet is the quality of the image... always get a professional to do a professional job !!!!
Delighted with progress in the European Championships. This is our chance for revenge on the "Hand" of Paris !!!!!
What a great day we had at "Borderbiz 2016" . Monaghan business people coming together to share ideas and learn from each other whilst listening to the different experiences of 24 selected speakers who were both generous with there time and inspiring in their delivery. Thank you to the speakers, Ruth Daly and the tireless committee who made this the fifth Borderbiz the incredible success that it is today, to the Monaghan Institute for the use of their incredible building to John and the Local Enterprise Office for their invaluable input and assistance and of course all the sponsors without whom this event could not take place. Looking forward to the "SIXTH" next year !!!!!!