Picture project to catch Kilkee’s best moments

Alan Owens

Reporter:

Alan Owens

A GROUP of volunteers putting together a photographic book of Kilkee in aid of the Marine Rescue Service in the seaside town are seeking the help of Limerick folk who holiday in the Co Clare resort.

A GROUP of volunteers putting together a photographic book of Kilkee in aid of the Marine Rescue Service in the seaside town are seeking the help of Limerick folk who holiday in the Co Clare resort.

The Kilkee Moments project is the brainchild of Limerick woman Haidee McMahon and Cork man Jerome Murphy, who plan to publish a photographic collection of Kilkee, which has already had a large response from fans of the seaside town, including Dragon’s Den judge Bobby Kerr.

“Bobby has kindly agreed to be a friend to our project, as his father is originally from Kilkee and he has submitted some photos himself of Kilkee for the book,” said Ms McMahon.

“The photos are a collection of special moments received from Kilkee lovers everywhere. Already we have had a very enthusiastic and interactive response from fans in over 20 different countries.”

The duo came up with the idea of creating a photographic collection through the use of social media and have received many of their initial responses through the project’s Facebook page.

The plan is to produce a book that will be a high quality publication and are aiming to launch it in summer 2012. They specifically selected the Marine Rescue Service as beneficiaries as they have had personal experiences with the voluntary service, which largely relies on donations to survive.

They are seeking photographs “on any theme from the public, old or new”, which should be sent to kilkeemoments@gmail.com. Submissions will be accepted until January 2012. See www.facebook.com/kilkeemoments for details or to pre-order a copy.