A BRIGHT and colourful book stuffed with pictures of the picturesque seaside village of Kilkee will be launched in Limerick this week.
Kilkee Moments, a shared photographic collection of special moments captured down through the years in the town - long a favourite with Limerick holidaymakers - is believed to be the first ever full colour photographic collection of the Co Clare town.
The book, the entire proceeds from which will go towards the Kilkee Marine Rescue Service, is already for sale in shops around the city. It is currently the best-selling book in O’Mahony’s.
A gorgeous collection of pictures, the book features those taken by amateur and professionals alike, and especially those that enjoy and visit the town on a regular basis.
The brainchild of Limerick woman Haidee McMahon, originally from Woodlawn Park, and Corkman Jerome B Murphy, the high quality, full colour book was launched to much excitement in Kilkee recently by Dragon’s Den judge Bobby Kerr and the reaction to it has been “fantastic”, Haidee explained.
“The reaction has been great, sales are going really well. Hopefully we will be able to sell most, if not all, of the books and make a huge contribution to the marine rescue service,” she explained.
If the duo sell their entire print run, they will raise in the region of €90,000 for the purchase of a new rescue boat for the service.
The duo, who have a background in photography, art and information technology, used Facebook to invite pictures and received received over 4000 photos from over 20 different countries.
“All photos in this book have been submitted from Kilkee lovers all over the world,” said Haidee. “I think we capture the true essence and energy of Kilkee, showcasing everything it has to offer through the photographic eye of the public.”
See www.kilkeemoments.ie for more details. The launch takes place this Thursday at 6pm in Brown Thomas.