Biodiversity TLC6 competition – ‘Sunset on the River Shannon’ by Karen Ryan, Rhebogue pictured above
Six Winners take the top spots for Biodiversity TLC6 competition
Following tough deliberations amongst the judges, the winners for the Team Limerick Clean-Up (TLC) Biodiversity TLC6 competition have been selected. For the Biodiversity TLC6 competition, TLC asked families and individuals to submit photos that fell into six categories showcasing Limerick in all its beauty.
Leading Environmentalist, Éanna Ní Lamhna was on board as a competition judge alongside; Munster Vice President of Macra na Feirme Elaine Houlihan, Photographer Diarmuid Greene, and Nigel Dugdale of @Limerickcitybiz.
Organisers were seeking images that showcased the wonderful wildlife in Limerick City and County and the variety of natural habitats where it can be found. This year TLC asked people to submit photographs and videos under specific category headings to ensure the wide biodiversity of plants, animals, and wildlife habitats are noticed, appreciated, and recorded in glorious technicolour. Pictures without humans and pets were preferable.
Hundreds of entries highlighting this year’s theme “Lovely Limerick – the Great Outdoors” were submitted via social media for the judges to deliberate over. The final six winners chosen were:
Bird Category: ‘The Herron’ by Ingrid Byrnes, Castleconnell
Insect Category: ‘Spider & Bee’ by Nancy Geary, Lisnagry
Flower Category: ‘Bee Orchid’ by Jennifer Morrow Sheehan, Limerick City
Wildlife Habitat Category: ‘Sunset on the River Shannon’ by Karen Ryan, Rhebogue
Landscape Category: ‘Red Poppies’ by Liz Gabbett, Mungret
Mammals Category: ‘Red Squirrel’ by Estelle O’Driscoll, Glin
Congratulations to our six winners of the #BiodiversityTLC6 competition. Here are their photographs capturing Limerick’s beautiful biodiversity.
— Team Limerick Clean-Up (@TLC_Limerick) July 30, 2021
Commenting on the competition judge Éanna Ní Lamhna, said, “I am thrilled to be once again on board as a judge for this delightful competition. Last year’s entries were both creative and marvellous. They showcased the beauty of Limerick as well as the photographic skills of the entrants. This year, once again the calibre of entries was incredibly high.
The passion for photography and biodiversity was clearly evident in all the photos I viewed. I would like to thank my fellow judges; Diarmuid, Elaine, and Nigel for helping to decide on six very deserving winners who highlight the beauty and nature in Limerick City and County.”
Team Limerick Clean-Up is an initiative sponsored by the JP McManus Benevolent Fund and supported by Limerick City and County Council. Endorsed by Paul O’Connell, the official partners include Mr. Binman, The Limerick Leader, Limerick Post, and Live95.
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