On Saturday and Sunday the 5th and; 6th of November2022 ‘Through the Lens’, the Donabate and
Portrane Photographic Group held their second Photo Exhibition in the Parish Hall in Donabate. With over 40 framed prints of photos taken by members both locally and in far flung places there was plenty to look at.The annual Through the Lens calendar was also displayed and on sale; the calendar, as always, contains only photos taken on the peninsula with the aim of providing seasonal views of our area. This year we are proud to support the Donabate & Portrane Tidy Towns who work so hard enhance our locality. We were delighted with the success of the calendar sales and as a result we have been able to donate €600 to the Tidy Towns Groups to aid them in their endeavours. Many thanks to our loyal customers and to our kind sponsors.In December members of both Through The Lens and the Active Age for All camera clubs joined forces to combine a photo-shoot of the Swords Christmas lights with a seasonal get-together in the Carnegie Court Hotel. A very enjoyable evening was spent reviewing the photographic events of the previous year and planning bigger and better for the next one. For anyone who may be interested in joining, or finding out about, either club look up Through the Lens on throughthelens.ie or for Active Age for All activeageforall.ie. Or you could call Carolyn 0879284307 Our sincere thanks to the Parish Hall committee for the use of the Hall, in particular Bernie in the office and Martin who looked after the door.