Don’t miss the ‘Silent Exposure’ photograhpy exhibition at the Main Guard, Clonmel

The Office of Public Works is delighted to announce an exhibition entitled ‘Silent Exposure’ - the exhibit will showcase the work of one of Ireland’s most pioneering photographers William Despard Hemphill.

The Office of Public Works is delighted to announce an exhibition entitled ‘Silent Exposure’ - the exhibit will showcase the work of one of Ireland’s most pioneering photographers William Despard Hemphill.

The exhibition will be open from July 4th to July 31st.

William Despard Hemphill (1816–1902), a native of Clonmel, was a well-respected medical practitioner with a wide range of interests who experimented with the latest photographic techniques and won several prestigious awards. Hemphill was among the first to photograph in detail antiquities such as the Rock of Cashel and Holycross Abbey.