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Armagh to host only Province outing for world-famous Scott Kelby Photowalk

Armagh has been selected as the only place in the Province this year to host an outing of the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk.

The annual event, which gives participants the chance to enter their photographs for some great prizes, is named after the famous American photographer and the event is staged in numerous countries around the globe.

Jacqueline Prunty Donnelly has been selected to lead a walk in Armagh, a previous privilege that has gone to Belfast.

It will take place on Saturday, October 11, between 12 noon and 3pm.

The walk, which has room for 50 participants, will leave from the Courthouse end of the Mall in Armagh.

Those taking part will be taking photographs as they progress and it is the intention then to meet afterwards in the Charlemont Hotel at Lower English Street to review each other’s snaps and have a bit of craic!

Jacqueline told Armagh I: “I’ve choose the Cenotaph on the Mall as the meeting point as not everyone will want to go in the one direction to start off, so the Mall gives you lots of choices – the Observatory, Planetarium, Museums are all close by.

“You are also within a very short walking distance of both Cathedrals, the old Gaol and the city centre.”

This really is a fantastic event and, judging by previous photowalks, presents a great opportunity to make new friends who share a same common interest in photography.

Jacqueline added: “This is an annual walk and you are allowed to have 50 people register. A group of us did it two years ago and there were about 20 of us in total.

“Over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, October 11 and 12, groups of people go on a photowalk all over the world, but our wee country only gets about four groups.

“We missed out last year to Belfast, which had two walks, and Dundalk, which had one.

“It’s basically to get lots of photographers and anyone interested in photography in one place on the same day and it’s only for a few hours.

“If anyone wants to join us they just follow the link at the end – the more people join the better fun; it also helps people make new friends with the same interest.”

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