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Clonmel Camera Club exhibits in Italian town for St. Patrick's Day

Exhibition in Costa Masnaga, home of Charles Bianconi

Jeddy Walsh

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Clonmel Camera Club exhibits in Italian town for St. Patrick's Day

Members of Clonmel Camera Club who will have their photos on exhibit in Costa Masnaga over St. Patrick's Weekend.

Clonmel Camera Club have been working with a group of Italian camera enthusiasts to produce an exhibition of printed photographs to celebrate St Patrick’s Day.

Forty large printed images taken by Clonmel photographers, will take pride of place in Costa Masnaga library from Friday 16th until the end of March.

The two clubs made contact last year following a request made through the Clonmel Twinning Association after their visit to the Italian town.

Clonmel Camera Club and their Italian counterparts have set up a joint Facebook page called Clonmel and Costa Twin Photoclubs.

Costa Masnaga, in northern Italy, is the birthplace of Carlos (Charles) Bianconi who set up a stage coach service in Ireland in 1815. He married an Irish woman Eliza Hayes living in Longfield House, Boherlahan, and was twice mayor of Clonmel.