Local snappers put Limerick in the picture

Nick Rabbitts

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Nick Rabbitts

A view of the Limerick Courthouse included in Limerick and District Photographic Society's annual calendar, taken by Dick Keely
A SELECTION of some of the most picturesque scenes from across Limerick have been captured in a new charity calendar.

A SELECTION of some of the most picturesque scenes from across Limerick have been captured in a new charity calendar.

The Limerick and District Photographic Society have once again released a calendar showcasing some of the best pictures its members have taken across the last year.

The 2014 calendar - which is being sold at Ivan’s, Spar Gleeson’s and Harvey Norman - sees images of frosted railway tracks near St John’s Cathedral, a view of the courthouse, and an image captured from the Coonagh banks of a scrap metal boat at the docks.

A summer sunset at Corbally’s Mill Road is captured.

Society members were this year asked to select six images each, with the best 12 reproduced for the calendar.

A different charity benefits each year from the proceeds, with members this year picking Corbett Suicide Prevention Patrol (CSPP) to donate the money to.

CSPP patrols the banks of the River Shannon on a regular basis, talking to people who may be considering taking their own lives.

Club secretary John Grimes said they always had a suicide prevention charity in mind to donate the calendar sales to.

“It was something on my mind for a couple of minds. Due to the current climate in Limerick, a lot of people are taking their own lives,” he explained.

Normally, the photographic society does not release its annual calendar until December.

But this year, John hopes its early release can increase sales - and proceeds to charity: “We decided we released the calendar too late in previous years, so we thought we could get a head start.”

The Limerick and District Photographic Society meets every other Wednesday in the Kilmurry Lodge Hotel. It aims to give keen photographers a chance to showcase their work. New members are always welcome. Contact John on 087-6722478 for more information.