The KPS Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on ZOOM on Thursday, 21st January 2021, at 8:00pm. As this is the Society’s AGM the meeting is open to members only.

AGM Agenda

1.      Minutes of previous AGM
2.      Chairman’s & Secretary’s review since the last AGM.
3.      Treasurer’s report and annual accounts for the year.
4.      Election of Officers – Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer.
5.      Election of KPS Committee members for the coming year
6.      Proposed Motions

All members should attend on ZOOM, if they can, as decisions regarding the Society’s direction for the coming year will be taken and it’s important that as many members as possible have an input into those decisions.

In advance of the AGM we’re asking you to submit nominations for the committee and motions that you wish to have discussed and voted on during the meeting. The relevant forms have been attached to the email sent out to each member on the 27th December 2020. Under the circumstances it is not necessary to have proposers and seconders original signatures on the completed forms. TYPED NAMES WILL SUFFICE.

The regulation/s regarding nominations for the committee and the submission of motions is outlined on the application form. You should return your completed forms to the secretary,, by Thursday 7th January to ensure that they can be circulated in advance and included on the meeting agenda.

KPS Calendar 2021 On Sale Now

Kilkenny Photographic Society 2021 Calendars now available!!!

KPS TY Competition Winners 2020

Kilkenny Photographic Society is proud to announce the winners of our 10th Annual TY competition for 2020. This year’s competition is kindly sponsored by St. Canice’s Credit Union, Kilkenny.

IPF National Shield Digital Competition 2020

The IPF National Shield is taking place this weekend the 14th and 15th November 2020 and we would like to wish all participating societies and clubs the very best of luck in this year’s competition. 

Kindly sponsored by Sheldon Fine Art Papers, this year’s results will be streamed on the Zoom platform on 22nd November 2020 at 15:00. All participating clubs will receive their link shortly before this date. Thanks also to our Judges:

Bronwyn Casey EFIAP/s MAPS


Richard Speirs DPAGB APAGB BPE2

Finally, thank you to Andrew Magan IPF Coordinator, Kilkenny Photographic Society and Carlow Photographic Society for their help in organising this year’s event in such difficult circumstances. 


Kilkenny Photographic Society (KPS) is a medium-sized association of photographers with skill levels from beginner to professional. New members (Adults 18yrs and over)are always welcome of any ability from beginners to advanced.  KPS is a member of the Irish Photographic Federation (IPF) and the (Irish) Southern Association of Camera Clubs (SACC) and participates in their competitions. Members also compete in international Photographic Salon competitions. Members are encouraged to pursue accreditations in photography from the IPF.


The current meeting place for Kilkenny Photographic Society is in the Pembroke Hotel, Business Centre, 11 Patrick Street, Kilkenny, R95 VNP4, [056] 7783500.
The society meets on Thursday evenings with the formal programme commencing at 8 pm sharp. The room is opened by 7:30pm to prepare for the meeting. It is requested that all mobile phones and other electronic equipment are switched off before the meeting starts.


Our aim is to serve our members by encouraging the development of their photographic skills through education, exhibitions of photographic accomplishments, friendship with others who share a love of photography and to share our talents with individuals and organisations in our community.

POTY Competition

Each year we hold a Photographer of the Year (PotY) competition. A series of themed competitions, including print and projected, are held and the marks accumulated to find the KPS winning member. The aim of the POTY  is to have experienced judges providing valuable guidance and feedback to help you learn, and develop your skills.​ The POTY competition covers three levels of skill – Novice, Intermediate and Advanced.


In August each year the Society participates in the Kilkenny Arts Festival extravaganza by holding an exhibition of members images as a fringe event over a period of ten days!


The KPS TY COMPETITION was established to promote photography in the secondary schools in Kilkenny, primarily amongst Transition Year Students. The annual event has grown from strength to strength and now has more than 20 schools in Kilkenny City and county participating. We are proud to announce that this year’s competition is sponsored by St Canice’s Credit Union.


Throughout the year KPS invites a number of guest speakers to Kilkenny to cover the multitudes of subjects ranging from “How to” sessions through to inspirational talks about their experiences or activities within photography. 


Studio lighting workshops, take place about twice a year. Members form into small groups and members can learn more about lighting setups, model posing, modifying lights and many other areas of the studio setup. These hands-on events offer a great opportunity to tap into the extensive skills and knowledge of other members


A range of enthusiastic practical evenings where members have the opportunity to learn more about their camera, how to improve their photographs, and many other aspects of photography in a fun environment.


Pembroke Hotel

Business Centre

11 Patrick Street




Thursdays: 20:00pm-22:00pm
Public Holidays: Closed