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We're Finalists!! The Irish Made Awards 2021

We're Finalists!! The Irish Made Awards 2021

We are thrilled to share that SIAR Photography is a Finalist in the Home category of the Irish Made Awards 2021 by Irish Country Magazine - and we we need your help! Being Irish made is central to SIAR Photography, so we are proud to be considered for this category alongside some truly amazing makers and businesses.  The Irish Made Awards received almost 400 entries this year, the largest they've ever had, and after judging there are 116 finalists across 10 categories. There were 19 leading industry experts involved as judges in the process so far but now it's over to the public!  Winners will be decided...

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Saint Patrick's Day 2021

Saint Patrick's Day 2021

Saint Patrick's Day is a day filled with tradition and culture in Ireland. A day when family and friends meet to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland.  The Saint Patrick's Day parade in Ennis is a long standing tradition and I have gone from walking in it with my local GAA Club and Irish Dancing school to photographing the participants for local media outlets. The Ennis parade is not just a celebration of Saint Patrick and Ireland but it is a union of the cultures that play a massive part in the community of Ennis. Over the years I have...

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SIAR 2021 Calendar | Places & Stories

behind the photo calendar

SIAR 2021 Calendar | Places & Stories

Every year since 2014 I create and curate a yearly calendar of SIAR original photos to help us get through the year. Sometimes the calendar is all landscape images, other years it has been county Clare only or a mix of Clare and Cork - it's very holistic, as it really is a collection of my favourite images from the year before. We made a forced design choice this year to omit the locations of each photograph to maximise the space for each photo, so we wanted to share each month's location and a little on the story behind the shot here. January -...

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Atlantic Tales | Clare FM | SIAR Photography

Atlantic Tales | Clare FM | SIAR Photography

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Pat Flynn of Clare FM for their Atlantic Tales series on Clare entrepreneurs. With social distancing rules in place, we met in the car park of Clare FM for our chat. Pat and I spoke about my introduction to photography and the process of turning my hobby and passion into a business. We spoke on the decision to go from the secure job as an accountant to running two photography businesses in the forms of Gary Collins Photography & SIAR Photography. We also discussed the impact of Covid-19 on both businesses and how...

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Order & Postal Dates | Christmas 2020

Order & Postal Dates | Christmas 2020

Good news, 2020 has already been our busiest Christmas season ever! With the impact of Covid-19 restrictions, more people than ever are buying online and we really appreciate those of you buying SIAR and sending to your loved ones in Ireland and around the world. With national and international postal systems also busier than ever, please shop in time for Christmas so gifts are delivered for the festive season. We're also more than happy to include any messages on a SIAR greeting card with your order (complementary), just let us know in the 'Add a note to your order' section and I'll use my best...

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