Mountmellick has Offaly view


Mountmellick has Offaly view

The Gallery at Mountmellick Library is delighted to be exhibiting a selection of beautiful photographs from Veronica Nicholson’s book project, called Observing Offaly, for the month of January.

Veronica was commissioned by Offaly County Council under the Percent for Art scheme, and she spent a year travelling the length and breadth of her adopted county May 2015-May 2016, covering all aspects of life from domestic and agricultural images to the national events that impacted Offaly during that year such as the Marriage Referendum, the refugee crisis, and the floods.

Local events such as the Croghan Hill pilgrimage and 'That Beats Banagher' festival are also captured.

Veronica Nicholson grew up in Dublin while spending all her childhood summers on the farm near Rhode where her mother grew up. She bought a camera in 1984 and has been taking photographs ever since.

She has a Diploma in Professional Photography from Dublin DIT, and a Masters of Digital Arts from the NCAD, Dublin.

She has exhibited widely at home and in Europe, Asia, USA and Australia, and has been teaching photography for over twenty years. She moved to Offaly in 2010.

Observing Offaly hardback book consists of 150 unique photographs, is 25x25cm with 128 pages full colour, and is published by Offaly County Council. The book can be purchased from

Images from the book can be purchased by contacting Veronica at 087 948 0498 or