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. 

Results of the Abstract/Creative Competition

Congratulations to our winners in the KPS POTY Competition ‘Abstract/Creative’ for October 2020.

Congratulations to our winners in the POTY Competition ‘Colour’ for May 2020.

Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting of the Kilkenny Photographic Society on 11th June 2020 at 8 pm on Zoom Platform An Extraordinary General Meeting of Kilkenny Photographic Society will be held on the 11th of June 2020 on the zoom platform at 8 pm. The KPS...


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