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FIRST PLACE

PEOPLE & THE COAST

Golden Evening Surfer

TRAMOE BEACH, CO. WATERFORD

"I was taking pictures of surfers when I noticed this incredible backdrop of the sun setting, lighting up the mist from the waves crashing against the promenade in Tramore. I quickly changed settings and waited for the perfect moment. A surfer finally caught his last wave and allowed me to capture the beauty of our coast."

PHOTOGRAPHER KEVIN DOYLE

Old Sea Dog

SECOND PLACE

PEOPLE & THE COAST

Old Sea Dog

GALWAY CITY

"One day walking around Galway City I saw this really interesting shop I’d never seen before, sea themed, the door was open and sunlight was flowing in creating interesting shadows and colours inside. Standing outside was the guy in the picture.  As a fairly shy person I have never actually asked someone if I could take their picture, but it was to good a chance to miss so I asked.  Very nice guy but for me he looked like an old sea dog and was wearing the clothes to match."

PHOTOGRAPHER TIMOTHY BECK

Saviour of the Sea

THIRD PLACE

PEOPLE & THE COAST

Saviour of the Sea

CLOGHERHEAD BEACH, DROGHEDA, CO. LOUTH

"On a blustery day in June 2019, the RNLI 13-31 Shannon Class Lifeboat arrives at it's new home in Clogherhead Lifeboat Station, were it is welcomed by the community and given it's new name 'The Michael O'Brien". Named in honour of Michael O'Brien, who was a volunteer coxswain with the service, and like Michael, all the men and women who will crew this lifeboat are volunteers who risk their lives on a regular basis to save others. They are the real 'Saviours of the Seas' "

PHOTOGRAPHER ADRIAN MCCARTHY

Winter Sunset Swim

Winter Sunset Swim

LAYTOWN BEACH, CO. MEATH

"I hadn’t intended on photographing the swimmers on this icy cold January evening. But as I saw the camaraderie and support as they emerged from the water with the snow-capped Mourne Mountains in the background I quickly mounted the camera on the tripod. The image captures the tremendous bonds of friendship in the hardest of times. These sea maidens daily enchant the passers-by with their laughter and song."

PHOTOGRAPHER DAVE STANLEY

Colm and the Worm Hole

Colm and the Worm Hole

INISHMORE, ARAN ISLANDS, CO. GALWAY

"Worm Hole dive location was deferred from 2020 and so nearly did not happen again as is very dependent on excellent weather. We entered at a depth of 16m from the Ocean side travelling a long dark corridor to enter the Worm Hole. Once inside all were amazed at the clarity and how the light played in the water. This is a bucket list location for all local and international divers."

PHOTOGRAPHER DEREK BOLTON

The Seagull and the Surfer harnessing the power of the wind in Dublin

The Seagull and the Surfer harnessing the power of the wind in Dublin

POOLBEG, CO. DUBLIN

"This photograph was taken on a windswept afternoon in May from Poolbeg lighthouse, where I spotted an adventurous windsurfer at the entrance to Dublin port. The shot caught my attention with the seagull keeping a watchful eye from above and the green port entry tower giving scale and colour to the image."

PHOTOGRAPHER EDELE CUNNINGHAM

Morning Dive

Morning Dive

BLACKROCK DIVING TOWER, SALTHILL, CO. GALWAY

"I love taking photos of sunrise and silhouette. I was lucky enough to pass by Blackrock Diving Tower on a beautiful morning and captured photos of people diving while the sun rises with fiery sky background."

PHOTOGRAPHER MICHAEL DELIGAN

Hurling at the Ball Alley

Hurling at the Ball Alley

CULLENSTOWN, CO. WEXFORD

"Cullenstown is a place with a lot of memories for my family, some good ones and some tragic ones but we always feel drawn to the place. Even with its sadness it still has a lot of beauty. Generations of my family would have all played in the ball alley, and now my son a passionate hurler plays there. I love sunrises and wanted to capture that in the image with him hurling at the wall and have an image that I could keep forever."

PHOTOGRAPHER NIKKI GEORGE

Joggers at Dawn

Joggers at Dawn

CURRACLOE BEACH, CO. WEXFORD

"I took this image on my iPhone 12 Pro Max while out walking my dog early one morning at Curracloe Beach in Wexford. I was amazed at the striking colours."

PHOTOGRAPHER TARA MCGEARY

Lonely Surfer

Lonely Surfer

EASKEY BEACH, CO. SLIGO

"I heard that Easkey in County Sligo is one of the best places in the world for Surfers, so I decided to visit it. I saw a few Surfers and started taking pictures of them. It was cloudy day and was perfect for pictures of this kind. I used my Fuji X-T10 with Fujinon lens 50-230mm. I like this image the most, because really shows the essence of surfing."

PHOTOGRAPHER TODOR TILEV

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