The Declan Hehir Photo Collection
Declan Hehir, a native of Bruff, County Limerick, Ireland, is a freelance professional photographer of great repute and long experience. Declan's work, over many years, has produced wonderful imagery - portraits, group scenes, landscapes and commissioned special works. He has recorded many life events for posterity including, new born babies, christenings, first communions, confirmations, graduations, weddings, sporting activities and, of course, an array of special events. Declan's easy-going manner is a huge asset when his subject matters include children (and adults) - he has a way of relaxing his subjects and encouraging the perfect pose. His work has taken him around the country to various settings, including, churches and schools.
Declan has worked with the media all through his career, providing great photographs that have appeared in The Limerick Leader, The Vale Star and more.
The Grange Book Committee required a striking and beautiful image to adorn the dustover of the Grange Book, Grange - Past and Present. Declan provided a glorious shot of Grange Church as seen across Lough Gur from a vantage point at Knockadoon. This image was beautifully assimilated to the dustcover by Alice Brennan, who designed the book. Declan produced other imagery too for the Grange Book.
When the Grange Book was launched in November 2015, Declan was the designated photographer for the event and his imagery of the special event can be seen on this website.
Declan's artistic talent extends beyond photography as is evident every year at Halloween and Santa Claus events in Bruff, when fantastic staged contextual scenes are to be seen and enjoyed by adults and children alike. The extent and detail of the props are simply awesome, reflecting great imagination. Declan and his colleagues deserve huge commendations for these productions. Declan is also talented on stage.
A small selection of Declan's photographs are can be seen below. Others may be added from time to time.
Keep 'clicking' Declan!
Original Image for Grange Book Dustcover
Rita McMahon, Grange, at the 'Not So Young' party organised by the Meanus Community at the Meanus Community Centre
Deirdre Doherty, Grange, enjoying hospitality in the tent at Crecora Point-to-Point Races
Ger Higgins, Lower Grange, at the Bruff Community Games held at the Holycross AFC Grounds
Fr Joe Foley making a presentation to Sheila Fitzgerald, who had been the Grange Church Organist for the past forty years
Some of the large crowd at the Grange Ambush anniversary at Grange Churchyard
Grange Graveyard Committee at the new extension to Grange Graveyard
Teresa Hogan, Aideen Weekes and Helen O'Dwyer at the opening of the Bruff GAA Complex
Mena Higgins with her daughters, Mary Dillon (L) and Gretta Purcell (R) at commemorative ceremony at Grange Graveyard
O.N.E. members stand to attention at the Grange Ambush anniversary at Grange Church
Pat Quilty and Michael Noonan in Grange Churchyard at a commemoration for those killed at Caherguillamore in December 1920
Jim Flavin, Butcher, who has planning permission for the abattoir in Grange
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