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Mrs Maura Hennessy – Making Bread

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Making the Bread – Maura Hennessy
Portrait photography : Nigel Borrington

I took these images of Mrs Hennessy, from West St,Callan Back in 2007 for a photography exhibition in the town.

She was a big friend of Joe my brother in law, who runs a local shop. We asked if she would let us take these pictures and I think she truly enjoyed them being taken.

The images played a big part in the exhibition and she came to the opening evening.

Sadly she passed away a little time ago, the local news paper published the following comments Callan Mourns . The family placed one of the photo’s on her coffin during the funeral service.

So here’s to you Mrs Hennessy, I hope your still busy making bread, at rest but most probably still busy !!!

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19 responses

  1. Aw, a fine looking lady!

    August 19, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    • Hello Sharon πŸ™‚

      Absolutely πŸ™‚

      You should have tasted the Bread πŸ™‚ he he !!!

      August 19, 2013 at 12:20 pm

      • Is that Irish soda bread?

        August 19, 2013 at 1:08 pm

      • Hello Sharon πŸ™‚

        Yes, When we first came to live here I found it so different from the bread we had growing up, but I have got so use to it now, just love it πŸ™‚

        August 19, 2013 at 1:18 pm

      • Oh, that recipe sounds really good!

        Thanks for the link Nigel. Always looking for Irish recipes for St. Patty’s day, and corned beef/cabbage and colcannon get old.


        August 19, 2013 at 2:38 pm

      • πŸ™‚ enjoy !!!!

        August 19, 2013 at 7:02 pm

  2. I love these photos Nigel! Great shots of a lady a work πŸ™‚

    August 19, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    • Hello Norma :0

      Thank you, yes it was great to watch and sample the results πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      August 19, 2013 at 12:43 pm

  3. Wonderful series Nigel ! Almost can smell the bread coming out of the oven.

    August 19, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    • Hello Jh πŸ™‚

      Thank you, I know πŸ™‚ fresh and ready for some Honey and Coffee πŸ™‚

      August 19, 2013 at 2:33 pm

  4. What a beautiful lady. Love, love, love. Is that an AGA cooker?

    August 19, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    • Hello Elen πŸ™‚

      Yes she was, We loved being in the house that night and the Aga did a brilliant job πŸ™‚

      August 19, 2013 at 7:08 pm

  5. Vicki (from Victoria A Photography)

    What wonderful images. So natural and un-composed. I’m sure she did love the final shots too.
    And what a tiny kitchen bench she makes that bread on (I’ll never complain about my lack of bench space when I’m cooking again).

    August 19, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    • Hello Vicki πŸ™‚

      Thank you, yes she really did enjoy it – I think – fond memories πŸ™‚

      Yes, she did an amazing job, given the space she had πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      August 19, 2013 at 7:06 pm

  6. artscottnet

    This brought back so many special memories of my Grandmothers hard at work every morning and sometimes in the afternoon, making bread. Soda bread from my Mother’s side (Irish descent), and sourdough from my Father’s side (German,English). Thank you, Nigel

    August 19, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    • Hello Scott πŸ™‚

      That’s sound brilliant, I bet you enjoyed it πŸ™‚

      August 19, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    • artscottnet

      The little I was home, the bread was great, I spent most of my childhood at a private residential school (they had good bread too though) πŸ™‚

      August 19, 2013 at 10:50 pm

  7. 1annecasey

    What a beautiful tribute Nigel – I’m sure she is smiling down on you!

    September 3, 2013 at 9:52 am

    • Hello Anne πŸ™‚

      Yes I hope so, she was a real character around the town πŸ™‚

      September 3, 2013 at 10:16 am

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