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Monthly Archives: August 2011

Richard Branson’s Necker Island home in flames by Laura Leonard

So sorry to hear that Richard Branson’s Necker Island home has been destroyed by fire. News reports from the BBC have said twenty people escaped unhurt. The fire was caused by a lightning storm and Sir Richard was quoted saying “My office was based in the house and I have lost thousands of photographs and my note books which is very sad. But all family and friends are well – which in the end is all that really matters.”

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The Genealogy Roadshow as seen on RTE1 by Dominic Lee

Our photography shoot took us to the fabulous setting of Slane Castle, where filming took place for the final series of The Genealogy Roadshow. If you can imagine the Antiques Road show meets Who do you think you are? – The genealogy roadshow comes to our TV screens, on Sunday 21st August at 6:30 pm on RTE1 and is presented by well known TV and Radio personalty Derek Mooney.

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Bags and Bling in Aid of The Somalia Famine Relief Fund Part 2 by Laura Leonard

People turned out in their droves on Saturday August 20th 2011 to support The Somalia Famine Relief Fund. Bags and Bling went on sale at Lost Society in Powerscourt Centre, Dublin where Sharon Crosbie and volunteers raised a massive €24,000. Support from Xpose, Deborah Veale, Jedward and Louis Walsh to name a few, in addition […]

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The Tenements as seen on TV3 by Dominic Lee

Our photo shoot took us to one of the Tenement buildings in Dublin’s Henrietta Street last month to photograph the Winston family. The shoot was commissioned by TV production company; Big Mountain for a new series called “The Tenements”. The series is presented by Bryan Murray and starts tonight on TV3 at 9:30pm. The four part documentary takes families back in time to discover their ancestors living conditions. Bryan uses the 1911 census of No 7 Henrietta St to depict the history of the overcrowded, harsh living conditions in the Dublin slums. The research advisers behind the program are lead by Catriona Crowe, Senior Archivist at the National Archives of Ireland and Diarmaid Ferriter, Professor of Modern Irish history at the University College Dublin.

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