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Clare Champion staff photographer of 25 years, John Kelly.

Champion photographer’s exhibition launch

AN exhibition celebrating the work of The Clare Champion’s award-winning photographer, John Kelly over the last 25 years will open tonight (Friday) in Ennis and a large crowd is expected to attend the event.

The exhibition, entitled Between You, Me & The Wall, will run until November 28 in Glór and will showcase more than 30 photographs by the Mullagh man.

On Friday night, John will also speak to well-known broadcaster Ciana Campbell about his most memorable photographs and the stories behind them.

All proceeds raised on the night will go to the RNLI in Clare.

As the staff photographer with The Clare Champion, John has chronicled the life of the county, capturing award-winning images and building up a reputation as one of the most talented photographers in the country.

John said he is delighted to be raising money for the RNLI Lifeboats, as the cause is close to his heart.

“My mother’s people were in the coast guard going back to the last generation. They worked all along the west coast, from Mayo through to Clifden and Liscannor and ultimately ended up in Cappa, so that’s why it was a no-brainer when they asked me t

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