Globetrotting Limerick woman takes tourists on a journey with airport exhibition

Aine Fitzgerald

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Aine Fitzgerald

A photograph taken from Mont Blanc by Siobhain Danaher
A KILFINANE photographer whose images have appeared on international news website The Huffington Post is reaching out to a new audience through her exhibition at Shannon Airport.

A KILFINANE photographer whose images have appeared on international news website The Huffington Post is reaching out to a new audience through her exhibition at Shannon Airport.

The Siobhain Danaher Travel Photography Exhibition which includes images taken by Siobhain during her globetrotting adventures has opened in the airport and will run until the end of January.

“I’ve always loved photography and travel and about three years ago I decided to get serious about both. I started travelling, bought loads of expensive equipment and then I decided to do exhibitions in the airport in association with the Gathering - it snowballed after that,” explained Siobhain who is originally from Lower Main Street in Kilfinane and now lives in Cork.

Her parents, Con and Ellen, now live in Ballinlyna, Kilfinane.

The exhibition features images from Siobhain’s recent trips to Bhutan, Cuba, India, Italy, New York and Vietnam.

“In these past three years, I have travelled to many destinations from the bustling streets of Havana to the serene monasteries of Bhutan.

“I am very grateful to Shannon Airport for the opportunity to exhibit in the airport. It’s just after check-in so everyone sees it before they go upstairs.”

This is Siobhain’s third airport exhibition having exhibited in Cork Airport from February to April and Dublin Airport in October.

Siobhan, who is a former student of Scoil Pol, Kilfinane, graduated from Waterford Institute of Technology with a degree in Applied Chemistry in 1996.

She has published seven travel photography books online. Her images have been published in ‘The Huffington Post’ supporting a feature on ‘The Hope Foundation’ by New York Times bestselling author MeiMei Fox. “I was honoured to travel to Calcutta with the Hope Foundation last year. They brought out a group of eight photographers and we took a load of pictures. Images from this trip are featured in my airport exhibitions,” said Siobhain.

The photos that Siobhain took have been used for promotions and awareness campaigns. One photo which has really captured the imagination of the public is a photo of a young boy resting on his uncle’s shoulders. “I just met them on the street in Calcutta,” Siobhain explained. “The little boy literally put his head on his uncle’s shoulder and looked at me. The Hope Foundation used that a lot in their advertisements.”