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Two Tipperary Men, Shortlisted For RTE Nature Photography Award.

RTÉ’s ‘Mooney Goes Wild’ and ‘The Today Show’ both launched a photography competition in January 2021, with the aim of celebrating our Irish flora and fauna.

This competition not surprisingly received an massive response, with more than 7,000 entries being forwarded for final adjudication.

The judging panel, which consist of Mr Matthew Jebb (National Botanic Gardens), Mr Niall Hatch (Bird Watch Ireland) and Ms Sheena Jolley (Wildlife Photographer), have now shortlisted the final 12 pictures, with two of the excellent photographs selected; the work of Tipperary photographers.

Finalist Mr Larry Doherty, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, “Orange Ladybird” located at Cabragh Wetlands, Thurles.

Finalist Mr Philip Greaves, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, “Leaf Cutter Bee” spotted in the area of his back garden.

The winner will to be announced on ‘The Today Show‘ tomorrow, St. Patrick’s Day, on RTÉ Radio One, with Mr Derek Mooney himself presenting the winning photographer with a trophy and a cash prize of €1,000.

Best of luck to both men.

In the coming months, it is planned that the exhibition will travel to Office of Public Works sites around Ireland.

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