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Eyewitness: Padraig & Joan Kennelly’s Images of Ireland 1953-1973

Eyewitness: ‘s Images of Ireland 1953-1973
Padraig Kennelly
The Collins Press

256 pages
280 x 330 mm
ISBN 9781848890220

The camera celebrates its 170th birthday in 2009. To commemorate this special occasion, the Kennelly family has decided to make available its extensive collection of black & white photos. These photos, taken over a fifty-year period, capture Irish people, towns, villages and scenic locations. Padraig Kennelly, a chemist who never practiced, from Tralee, County Kerry, is best known for his photography and for establishing the well-known Kerry newspaper, Kerry’s Eye.

About the Artist
 Eighty-year-old photojournalist Padraig Kennelly is founder and editor of Kerry’s Eye newspaper. Founded in 1974, it is one of Ireland’s most successful provincial newspapers. He continues to write trenchant editorials on local and national issues. He carefully filed the photographs he took over his 50-year plus career.\

About the Publisher
The Collins Press, founded in 1989, has been a notable publisher of a wide range of non-fiction books of Irish interest. The company garnered a reputation for high production value and was particularly noted for publishing in subject areas such as biography, travel, history, natural history, archaeology and the outdoors. It has published a number of bestsellers over the years such as Ireland –Our Island Home (1997), The Keeper of Absalom’s Island (1999), An Unsung Hero (2000), The Framing of Harry Gleeson (2015) and The Lighthouses of Ireland (2018).