Saturday outing to Benburb – 2nd July 2011

What a terrific turnout on Saturday. We met at the Clubroom as usual at 9.00am and shared cars. Davy Cooper and Peter Gibson shared my car while Julie, Christine Shared with Helen.

Just a wee snack

The plan was to meet at the Museum in Armagh with Sean Barden and some members of the Armagh club.
Some went direct through Portadown but Helens group and my group opted to go via Junction 14 and ended up in a roadworks diversion. We found Helen asking directions en route and she fell in behind us, but somehow they fell back. (No, I was not speeding as accused later!!)
We waited for the lost souls to meet up then proceeded in convoy to Mayo Bridge car park where we enjoyed our customary scones, jam tea and coffee provided by Sean.
We dandered through the undergrowth shooting this and that and at the river and weir, I was invited by the local houseowner to come onto his property for better views of the weir.

After stopping for lunch at the village of Benburb, several of us took the opportunity to take some shots inside a small pottery and a basket weaving shop. While we were doing that Christine and Helen struggled to eat the contents of a huge picnic basket which they brought.

Onwards to Benburb Mill. Here, we had access to the storage of dozens of old looms and to the main engine room. Interesting photos were taken in the old storage rooms of junk? and old machine tools.

This was one of the many memorable outings which serve the purpose of a photo shoot, educational session and social meeting.

No doubt we will see many memory sticks full of photos next Wednesday and Friday, from the day.

Saturday outing to Glenariff – Saturday 4th June 2011

Although I was not able (allowed) to go because of wallpapering duties, Deborah Carvill has kindly sent me some photos of the group attending this outing.

From the feedback both verbally and via Facebook, and indeed a thank-you note from the Secretary of the Armagh Photography Club (shown below) , it was a real success.

Bangor Club and Armagh Club members

Glenariff Outing 4th June 2011


Dear Nigel ,
On behalf of those members from Armagh Photography Club who attended the outing on Saturday in Glenariff can I thank you and your club for their hospitality. We had a great day out with wonderful weather and outstanding scenery. Our club looks forward to returning the favour in the very near future with a trip to Armagh.
Kind regards
Seán Toner
Armagh Photography Club