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Eamon Ward

Email: info@eamonward.com
Phone: 0872337975

SELECTED WORKS

1ST PLACE - Reportage - 2014
JOSEF PAVELKA

Josef’s story gained attention through his appearance before a District Court Judge where it was discovered that he and his friend Piotr Baram were living in public toilets in Ennis, Co. Clare. They had come to Ireland for work during the boom, but the economic downturn coupled with chronic alcoholism left them homeless. They were not entitled to Social Welfare but relied on the kindness of strangers. After a brief time in emergency accommodation in Galway they returned to Ennis where, within a month, Josef died alone in a laneway. His friend Piotr is still homeless in Ennis.

2ND PLACE - Reportage - 2011
CHERNOBYL'S HUMAN COST AS THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY APPROACHES

In the days following the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster, 99 % of the land of Belarus was contaminated to varying degrees by radioactive fallout. A quarter of a century on, the costs to those living in the region are widespread. A generation later, children are being born with birth defects, heart problems and thyroid cancer. High unemployment and poverty is putting pressure on family life. Social problems and domestic abuse are widespread. Today, there are about 7 million people living with the physical and psychological legacy of this man made disaster

2ND PLACE - Reportage - 2017
ST BRIDGET'S WELL

As Winter slowly gives way to Spring Pilgrims continue the ancient tradition of Celebrating the feast of St Bridget and visiting her Holy Well high above the Atlantic Shore on the Clare Coast. Traditional prayer rounds along a winding path through the trees to the stone Cross culminate with many leaving offerings and petitions as well as drinking the water from the Well.

2ND PLACE - Features - 2007
THE ONLOOKERS

Watching the action at a People in Need Telethon fundraising event in the village of Kilmihil, Co. Clare.

2ND PLACE - Daily Life & People - 2013
YOUNG RIDERS

Brothers Willie and Lee Heggarty, Charleville Co Cork with their Shetland pony at Ballinasloe horse fair, Co Galway.

SHORTLISTED - Arts and Entertainment - 2014
FOLLOWING THE MASTER

James Landale (7), Dublin, following music teacher Vincent McMahon, at the Willie Clancy Summer School, Milltown Malbay, Co. Clare

2ND PLACE - Sports Feature - 2007
"NUMBERS UP"

Flan McNamara, scorekeeper, Cusack Park, Ennis, Co. Clare. Plans are underway to develop Cusack Park commercially and build a new GAA grounds outside the town

SHORTLISTED - Reportage - 2014
THE REED CUTTER

Brendan Stewart is one of the few remaining reed cutters still harvesting along the Bunratty reed beds on the Shannon Estuary. This backbreaking work involves the reed being harvested after the first frosts, which strip all the leaves off the reed leaving a golden stem five to seven feet in height. A roof thatched using water reed can last up to 40 years in Ireland. In recent years imported reed from Eastern Europe has taken its toll on the numbers keeping the tradition here alive.

3RD PLACE - Daily Life & People - 2011
COUNTRY GENTS

Gentlemen make use of the facilities at Muff Horse Fair,Co Cavan.

SHORTLISTED - Daily Life & People - 2013
SADDLED WITH YOU

Michael Tynan, Birr, Co Offaly awaiting a buyer as the day draws to an end at Spancilhill Horse Fair, Co Clare.

3RD PLACE - Picture Story - 2008
MY UNCLE’S HOUSE

The week of my uncle’s passing and time seems to have stood still in his home.

SHORTLISTED - Daily Life & People - 2013
TANTRUMS AND TIARAS

Megan Sweeney getting help with her earings before her first Holy Communion. She was being filmed for the TV series "A Travellers Life for Me".

SHORTLISTED - Reportage - 2014
LIFE FROM THE SEA

Four generations of the Talty family making their life on the family farm on the Atlantic Coast at Caherrush, Co. Clare. With Great-Grandfather Michael Talty’s vast experience of the seaweed industry they produce a range of handharvested, air and sun-dried sea vegetables from the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Having started with traditional Irish Dillisk and Carrageen, they have expanded the range with several other vegetables such as Nori, Atlantic Wakame, Kombu among others. They have found a following, not just in Ireland, and now export as far-a-field as the Asian market.

SHORTLISTED - Reportage - 2012
AMERICAN WAKE

In the small West Clare Village of Kilmurry McMahon, The "American Wake", a traditional send off for those emigrating, is revived for the first time in over 100 years. Emigration is once again a fact of lfe in rural communities and in this small region of West Clare over 60 young people have left in the last year. They are not going to America this time but are seeking other destinations, from Sydney and Melbourne to Toronto and Vancouver. These are just some of the estimated 50,000 young Irish people per year compelled to seek a better life abroad.

SHORTLISTED - Portrait - 2013
MARCUS OF LIMERICK
SHORTLISTED - Picture Story - 2009
FLOODS OF TEARS

Scenes from the unprecedented flooding that devastated the Country in 2009.

SHORTLISTED - Daily Life & People - 2012
PRIZE POSSESSION

A Boy and his Pony at one of Europe's oldest Horse Fairs, Ballinasloe, Co Galway.

SHORTLISTED - Features - 2007
MY LITTLE PONIES

Tired after a day at Ballinasloe Horse Fair, Co. Galway.

SHORTLISTED - Nature & The Environment - 2011
SOLTANOVKA ADULT MENTAL ASYLUM, CHERNOBYL

Patients from the Mogilev region of Belarus who for a quarter of a Century have suffered the effects of the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster.

SHORTLISTED - Picture Story - 2006
BATTLE OF BELLANABOY

Shell to Sea protestors and Gardai clash on the "day of action", organised at the site of the proposed Shell plant, at Ballanaboy, Co. Mayo

SHORTLISTED - Sports Feature - 2009
THE FOOTBALL FAN

An Elderly Lady watches the Clare V Tipperary U21 Football match through the gates of Cooraclare GAA pitch,Co Clare.

SHORTLISTED - News - 2006
ROAD'S TOLL

Christmas Eve, 21st Birthday balloons fly over the grave of one of three young men killed in a car crash at Ballinrobe, Co Mayo in November.

SHORTLISTED - Features - 2006
THE MATCHMAKER

Facilitating a bit of equine matchmaking, at the Ballinasloe Horse Fair, Co. Galway.

Daily Life
UNTITLED

Nuns of the enclosed order of Poor Clare in Ennis, Co Clare, watch the funeral of Pope John Paul II on television in April 2005

SHORTLISTED - Features - 2006
GOING HOME

A man and his horse head home in the evening, from the Ballinasloe Horse Fair.

Daily Life
UNTITLED

Children and their horse enjoy the August sunshine during Puck Fair, Killorglin, Co Kerry, in 2005

SHORTLISTED - Politics - 2006
THE POLITICAL GAME

Taoiseach Bertie Ahern contemplates his next move on the day allegations of the Manchester payments unfold

Daily Life
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Pilgrims perform barefoot rounds of the Penitential Beds at Lough Derg, Co Donegal, in 2004

Daily Life
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Paddy Gleeson of O'Callaghan's-Mills, Co Clare, celebrates his 100th birthday in May 2004 with the distinction of having voted in every General Election since the foundation of the State in 1922

Daily Life
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Nora Mongans and her son Jason peer out of the tent in which they and Jason's seven siblings slept when their caravan was destroyed by fire at Lahinch, Co Clare, in November 2003

Daily Life
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A pilgrim takes part in three days of prayer, penance and self-denial at St Patrick's Purgatorial Island, Lough Derg, Co Donegal, in 2004

Daily Life
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Greg and Tina Downey from California, USA, have their marriage blessed by the Church of Ireland rector Reverend Bob Hanna at the Cliffs of Moher, Co Clare, in spring 1998

Arts and Culture
UNTITLED

Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson perform at the University Concert Hall, Limerick, in February 1993

Sports
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Clare footballers, mentors and fans celebrate at the end of the Munster Championship final at the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick, in July 1992, their team having achieved a rare victory over the perennial champions Kerry