proudly present

Community Photography Exhibition


Liz McHugh & Michael Lynch


The initial project was to capture the Abbeylex community’s unique stories, alongside portrait photographs.  Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 and social distancing, this was not possible.  Instead Liz & Michael have gathered photographs and words from the Abbeyleix community that captured a moment in our combined social history during the era of Covid-19.

Michael, who has lived in Abbeyleix for over 40 years, is a historian who writes and works as an adult education tutor with the Education & Training Board.  Michael has an interest in social history and peoples’ stories.  He has always been involved in the community.  His main interests have been in community development, drama and heritage.  Michael was a founder member of Abbeyleix Heritage Company.

Liz McHugh is a recent blow-in of just 10 years.  She works in adult education and is a mixed media artist who has exhibited and worked on community arts projects in England, Scotland & Ireland.  Liz’s main interests are in graphic art, painting, print, photography and three dimensional representation with a developing passion for ceramics, stain glass and jewellery design.



The exhibition will run at The Gallery in Abbeyleix Library for the month of April

Take a walk by our Art Gallery and see for yourself!