Get snapping this weekend…



Unique Roscommon Photography Project!


Cathaoirleach of Roscommon County Council Cllr. Ivan Connaughton is encouraging everyone – young and old – to participate in a unique Roscommon photography project entitled ‘My Roscommon’ on Saturday, 30th of March 2019.

  “The aim is to try to get a snapshot of Roscommon life on one particular day and we have nominated that day to be Saturday, 30th of March, as part of this year’s Cathaoirleach’s Award” Cllr. Connaughton told us.

  “We want people to upload a photo as we try to capture for future generations Roscommon in 2019. We have picked broad themes that we want the public to think about when they are snapping – My Home, My People, My Community – and from these we are hoping that images from farmyards to playgrounds, kitchens and football pitches will appear”. 

  The Cathaoirleach was keen to stress that the photographs do not need to be perfectly framed landscapes or family portraits. “We want people to think about their favourite place – whether it be a corner of their kitchens or a quiet spot down a county lane in North Roscommon. The people we hope to see are your family, your elderly neighbours, your children at play – the possibilities are endless and the themes are purposely broad to encourage people to be as imaginative as possible”.

  It is hoped that an exhibition of at least some of the images will take place in Roscommon County Council’s Corporate HQ and that a number of awards will also be made to amateur photographers.

  “The ‘Cathaoirleach’s Award’ was introduced last year as part of the Creative Ireland Roscommon Programme and we hope to build on its success again with the support of Creative Ireland” Ivan continued. “Camera phones have made photographers of us all and we know how proud Roscommon people are of their county so this project will suit the Rossies down to the ground!”

  The project is aimed at amateur photographers and press photographer Brian Farrell will select the winners in April. Prizes in three categories – Child: Up to 12 years; Young Person: 13-17 years; and Adult: 18 and over. For full terms and conditions and application form please visit:

  The Cathaoirleach’s Award is supported by the Creative Ireland Programme, an all-of-Government five-year initiative, from 2017 to 2022, which places creativity at the centre of public policy. Further information from and