Eyes on Boora Opening: September 22nd 2017 15.30, Lough Boora Discovery Park Visitor Centre, Boora, County Offaly.Read More
On a wintry weekend in January, I returned to my favourite city to check out PhotoWerk Berlin and take part in a workshop with Boris Eldagsen.
Berlin is nothing short of splendid in the snow, here are some of the images I created while I was there.
Irish rugby fans have spent the last 24 hours celebrating their team's first win over the All Blacks in 111 years.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen heaped praise on the Irish side after the game, saying the players deserved the 40-29 win.
And now Ireland will be hoping to replicate the result and the occasion in Dublin in a fortnight.
Aisling O' Rourke on Radio New Zealand's Morning Report:
It’s a sad fact that in recent months we’ve been inundated with reports of terrorist incidents across Europe and further afield. Many of these attacks have occurred in seemingly incident places, a beach promenade, a McDonald's restaurant and on public transport. Closer to home we’ve even had articles, in some media outlets, suggesting women are no longer safe to walk the streets of the capital, because of a fear of harassment.Read More
In a country scarred by the MERS virus, talk in South Korea is not about the success of their athletes at the competition but instead what measures they can take to prevent a virus that will devastate infant’s lives.Read More
Computer games often bear the brunt of negative media coverage, particularly when it comes to violent shoot ‘em ups. Now concerns are being raised about their addictive nature, and the impact they can have in particular on people who live with autism.Read More
May marks Green Ribbon month, the national campaign that encourages us to talk to each other about our mental health and to challenge the stigma the still remains around depression and a whole host of psychological issues.Read More
When we think about diabetes, usually the first thing that springs to mind is food. Whether or not your diabetic friend will be able to eat the meal you’ve invited them over for. Or should you get special sweets for your child’s birthday party, so their friend with diabetes doesn’t feel left out? Often we forget about technology and how useful it’s become in making diabetics’ lives easier.Read More
“I'll bring in a couple of Tupperware boxes of my Mum's Christmas cake and some turkey from the night before. That and several cups of coffee.”Read More
A Bower For Sisters has debuted at Continuum at the University of the Arts' London College of communication. The show featured ten images from the series and an installation including artefacts from the boarding school and the hand made artist book. The show is open until 5pm on Thursday May 21st.
Here are some images from the install and the exhibition itself.
A Bower For Sisters is to go on display in London at the London College of Communication as part of the Continuum Show.
This is the second time my photographic work has been chosen for an exhibition.
While a select number of images have been exhibited at the 2014 World Press Photo show in Ireland under their Young Journalist Spotlight, this is the first time that the work will be on show as a whole.
Ten images from the project along with the handmade book and some other elements are included in this, glimpse into the life of a 130 year old boarding school.
The exhibition opens on Thursday May 14th 2015 at 6pm.
Full details of all the work on display are available here.
In October 2014 I was honoured to have my work exhibited for the first time at World Press Photo Dublin, under the banner of Young Journalist Spotlight. Organisers wanted World Press Photo to have an impact on its visit to Dublin and so organisers chose three Journalists to feature alongside the exhibition.
A Bower for Sisters and My T1 Life both featured as part of this month long exhibit in CHQ Dublin
As part of being featured in the exhibit we also took part in a work shop with world renowned Photographer Robin Hammond, himself a World Press Photo winner. It was an amazing experience, and the part that will stay with me for a long time to come, was hearing the words of our former President Mary Robinson as she officially opened the exhibit. I was honoured to have the opportunity to meet with her and once again inspired by her words.
Some media outlets also highlighted the occasion, including The Clare Champion, The Offaly Independant, The Tullamore Tribune, Clare FM and TheJournal.ie.
The latest edition of Midlands Arts and Culture Magazine has been published and I'm delighted my work A Bower For Sisters has been chosen for inclusion.Read More
Born and raised in the Midlands of Ireland Aisling O' Rourke seeks to give an intimate insight into worlds ordinarily hidden from public view. Aisling enjoys devoting extended periods of time to her documentary projects. She works in both visuals and audio and intends to focus more on combining these skills into the future.
Having travelled extensively Aisling is now based in Dublin, Ireland. She intends to self publish a Bower For Sisters in 2015.
An experienced Broadcast Journalist Aisling holds a 2.1 Honours MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography from the University of Arts London's London College of Communication and a 2.1 BA in Journalism from Dublin City University.