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Photo Competition Inspires People to Age Well

Jan 22, 2016

A national photo competition from Home Instead Senior Care has illustrated what it means to age well – encouraging people of all ages to think about and challenge preconceptions about what life is like as we get older.

Entrants were encouraged to capture an image that illustrates that life after 65 can be filled with happiness, healthiness and independence. The competition gave people of all ages the chance to showcase their work while also highlighting a positive ageing experience.

Photo Competition Winners:

  • Munster & Overall Winner (Kerry) €1500- ‘Denis and Daniel McCarthy’ by photographer Mary O'Leary.
  • Ulster (Donegal) €500- ‘Charlie Gallagher’ by photographer Eugene Coll.
  • Leinster (Meath) €500 – ‘Matthew on a Boat’ by photographer Liam Kenny.
  • Connaught (Galway) €500 – ‘Tom McGuire’ by photographer Jonathan Connolly. 

“As the old adage says, a picture paints a thousand words, and these images will help change society’s perception of what it means to grow old in Ireland. We want to highlight that old age can well and truly be our golden years – a time where we can continue to live a happy, healthy and independent life”,
 says Ed Murphy, Founder of Home Instead Senior Care in Ireland.

The photography competition was open to everyone and whittled entrants down to a short-list of four finalists from Ulster, Munster, Leinster and Connacht who received €500 and overall winner receiving an additional €1000.   

Photos from the competition will be showcased in the annual Senior Citizen and Family Carer Guidebook 2016, a free publication for seniors and survival guide to ageing.  For more information, call Home Instead Senior Care on 1890 930 847  or log on to

Ageing well photo winners
Munster & Overall Photo Competition Winner:  ‘Denis and Daniel McCarthy’ by photographer Mary O'Leary from Kenmare, Co. Kerry