Drogheda Photographic Club

Home Club News Competitions Contact us  

What you need to know about our club

The foundation of the Drogheda Photographic Club can be traced back to the 1950s when a group of photography enthusiasts formed the Drogheda Camera Club. They had a full programme each year with competitions and guest speakers. In 1971 the then defunct above club was reformed by a group of still and cine enthusiasts including Paul Maher, John Butler, Tony Dunne, Tony Reynolds, Joe Dowdall, Joe Sarsfield, Seamas Matthews, Patsy Reilly and Peter Leech. They met in Reynold’s premises on Scholes lane. In 1974 the club split into the Drogheda Cine Club and the Drogheda Camera Club.
The Drogheda Camera club members moved in 1974 to Millmount Square and shared the Governor’s House with the Drogheda Museum for several years. The clubroom there was adequate and had a custom built darkroom and the club had weekly meetings and a full programme of events.  The nucleus of this group is still involved with the present Drogheda Photographic Club.
In the 1980s Millmount Square was redeveloped as an Arts and Crafts centre and the Drogheda Camera Club moved from the Governor’s House to its present premises in the Square. Shortly after this move the members changed the name of the Drogheda Camera Club to the Drogheda Photographic Club. The club meets there every Thursday September to May at 8.15pm

The Drogheda Photographic Club now has state of the art clubrooms in Millmount Square with:

  • Meeting room with latest PC and Projection facilities.
  • Meeting room front wall display boards for 20 images.
  • Full studio facilities with studio lights and backdrops for members use.
  • Gallery for up to 60 images.
  • A coffee dock.
  • Weekly meetings every Thursday night Sept to May.
  • Club affiliated to Irish Photographic Federation.
  • Members can apply for Irish Photographic Federation distinctions.
  • Members get expert advice within club when applying for distinctions.
  • The club has an annual exhibition of members photographs where every member gets to display images.
  • Plenty of free parking spaces.

The club’s goal and policy is “To promote the art of photography”.


The Drogheda Photographic Club can boast the following:

    • The Club has won the IPF Top Photography Club in Ireland award 15 times. This is better than any other club. The latest being 2016.
    • Six of the club members have Fellowship distinctions in photography with the Irish Photographic Federation ( IPF ).   3 have FRPS distinctions.
    • 9 members have Associate  or Licentiate distinctions with the IPF
    •  Club members compete successfully in International Salons of Photography. In 2013 members have won 6 gold medals so far.
    • The club programme each year is always one of the best available with talks and demos and workshop by members and guests both nationally and internationally.
    • The club has some of the best rated photographers and judges in Ireland