Sunday 18 August 2019

Fascinating talks at Hook in aid of lifeboat project

By Esther Hayden

The series of summer talks in aid of the Helen Blake Lifeboat Project continues this week with a talk By Edno Delaney.

Edno's talk takes place at Hook Lighthouse tomorrow evening (Wednesday) at 7.30 p.m.

Edno, who is a nature and wildlife photographer, will offer audiences an in-depth look at 'Fur & Feather through Wildlife Photography'.

Edno has had a lifetime interest in capturing all types of flora and fauna, from the rare flowers and plants of the Burren to the Pine martin family in the nearby Lacken woods. In season he has scenes of frogs and tadpoles in the pond at the bottom of his garden and lots of shots of the neighbours cat while he was set up to try catch the fleeting visit of the elusive Jay.

Edno's work has appeared in many wildlife journals and magazines and his studio walls are covered in certificates and prizes, which were won over the years. Many of Edno's pictures can be seen as a background to the nightly weat her forecast we see on RTE Television, the latest being the Murmurations (a collection of many thousands of starlings) that were at Ballywilliam last Autumn and which he will show with its unusual commentary in the summer talk at the Hook.

The next talk takes place on August 2 and will be given by Brendan Power, chairman of the Helen Blake Lifeboat Project who will discuss Helen Blake: The Tragedy, The Benefactor.

The final talk takes place on August 9 and will be given by Jimmy Fitzgibbon of the New Ross Historical Society who will host a talk titled 'It said it on paper - New Ross Standard, May 5, 1916.'

Each talk is a limited to 50 persons; tickets are available online via or by calling 051 397055, tickets to each talk are €10 includes refreshments prior to entry. All proceeds will be donated to the Helen Blake Lifeboat Project.

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