Competition Winner!


The third winner of a €500 family portrait by Redmonds of Roscrea was Diane Fairbrother.

Diane used the prize for her mother Mai and her siblings. 

The family was getting together for the first time in 11 years including Finbarr who flew from Australia.

The Portrait Competition was established by Redmonds to mark their 40th year in business in Roscrea. They offered a family portrait to one winner each month for the 12 months of 2017. 

Entrants were asked to describe why they would like to own a Portrait by Redmonds. Entries were judged by Aisling O’Loughlin formerly of TV3s Xposé and currently

Picture shows Brian Redmond, Photographer, presenting the family portrait to Diane Fairbrother.





Tom Browne was 70 in December and to mark this milestone of a life well lived, his daughter Audrey from Limerick entered a very special competition to win a portrait by Redmonds of Roscrea who were celebrating 40 years in the business of photography.

Each entrant was asked to write why they would love a portrait by Redmonds.
All entries were judged by an independent panel under the guidance of Aisling O’Loughlin former TV3 Xpose and 
Audrey wrote eloquently about her father Tom, his early years and his love of teaching . 
To their delight they were judged to be the February winners ( one of 12 winners) of a 500euro portrait.
With a little effort all the family gathered in Roscrea and the result was this lovely combination portrait. Audrey and James are seen here with their children Robin, Ruby and Ronan and photographer Brian Redmond at the presentation in their landmark Gallery Studio in Roscrea.

Below are some more of the great pictures taken during the family portrait session.








The Wymbs Family from Roscrea one of the 12 Celebration Portrait winners with Redmonds of Roscrea the Photographers.

Participants were asked  why they would like to own a Redmond portrait and the entries were then judged by an independent panel headed by Aisling O’Loughlin of Xpose fame and lately editor of

Michelle wrote how her family would love a family portrait  by Redmonds.  Christmas was the first time the family would be together in 10 years….. the perfect time!

Laura and her daughter Freya were home from the US. Paula and her children Tiarnan and Naoise were home from Australia. They joined Michelle and her son Fionn and Caroline and her son Noah and of course Nanny and Grandad.

Grandparents Peter and Esther whose wedding Brian photographed back in 1977 were delighted to have their 4 daughters and 5 grandchildren (and of course Laura’s bump!!) all together for a professional family portrait.

Michelle herself was photographed at the studio as a child and now she is bringing her son Fionn for his portraits….a real family tradition in the making.






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