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Check out these beautiful photos of Irish families enjoying our heritage

Not a bad old country.

NATIONAL HERITAGE WEEK was in August, and the Irish people were asked to send in their photos of historical monuments and heritage sites, with this year’s theme being family.

The photo competition results have been announced, and here are the winners:

Day at the Market

The overall winner (in the Adult category) was Derry Ann Morgan from Co Meath, for this great shot of two generations at a traditional Irish country market.

Photo 1 - Day at the Market - Winner of Adult Category Source: Derry Ann Morgan

Experience

John O’Byrne from Co Kildare came out on top in the Youth category with this photo of his dad “out in the shed, rebuilding an old bicycle, trying to preserve a bit of history.”

Photo 2 - Experience - Winner of Youth Category Source: John O'Byrne

Sam at the Cliffs

This terrifying shot of three-year-old Sam O’Neill overlooking the cliffs near the lighthouse on Clare Island was taken by his brother Andy, and won the Junior category.

Before you get concerned – Sam’s dad was holding on tight, out of picture.

Photo 3 - Sam at the Cliffs - Winner Junior Category Source: Andy O'Neill

And here were the runners up in various categories:

Dark Hedges, by Geraldine Coleman from Co Antrim

?	Runner Up in the Adult Category of the 2014 National Heritage Week Photo Competion was Geraldine Coleman from Antrim with her image 'Dark Hedges' taken in Stanucom, Antrim Source: Geraldine Coleman

Dun Aengus, by Joe Houghton from Co Galway

Source: Joe Houghton

Giant’s Causeway, by Iphshita Ray from Co Antrim

Runner Up in the Youth Category of the 2014 National Heritage Week Photo Competition was Iphshita Ray from Antrim with her image of the Giant's Causeway Source: Iphshita Ray

Old cottage, by Alice Corley from Co Mayo

Runner Up of the Youth Category in the 2014 National Heritage Week Photo Competition was Alice Corley from Mayo  with her image 'Old Cottage' Source: Alice Corley

Siblings, by Matt McDonald from Dublin

Runner Up Junior Category in the 2014 National Heritage Week Photo Competition was Matt McDonald from Dublin with his photo 'Siblings' Source: Matt McDonald

Three Generations, by Mikey O’Regan from Co Wexford

Runner Up Junior Category in the 2014 National Heritage Week Photo Competiton was Mikey O?Regan from Wexford with his image 'Three Generations' Source: Mikey O'Regan

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