Fiona Jennings and her dad Tony - Photo Chris Bellew /Fennell Photography
Fishermans Friend Friendship Photography Competition. Photo Chris Bellew /Fennell Photography Copyright 2019

A local woman from Rathfarnham has been named as a finalist in the photography competitions Fisherman’s Friend search for Ireland’s Greatest Friendship.

Fiona Jennings was presented with a runner-up prize for her photograph capturing her friendship with her dad Tony.

She won a €100 One4All voucher at an awards ceremony and exhibition of shortlisted photographs, which took place onboard a former tender ship, the MV Cill Airne, Dublin.

Fiona told Dublin Gazette she really values her friendship with Dad. She said: “My Friendship with my Dad Tony, who just turned 81, is such a joy. We both have the same sense of humour. [I] laugh a lot and we are there to cheer each other up when needed.

“I was very ill as a child and both my Mum and Dad were there for me during dialysis and three kidney transplants.

“I am very lucky to have such amazing support from my family throughout the years!”

Speaking of her special relationship with her dad, Fiona said: “He is Some Man, for One Man! [He is] such a loving father, best friend and we all love dad to the moon and back.”

Speaking at the event, Jon White, Area Business Manager of Fisherman’s Friend commented: “Often people are so busy building and getting on with ‘life’, that they rarely seek to recognise the support or give recognition to a close friend.

“Fiona’s photo stood out for all the judges and is a very worthy finalist and we hope she enjoys her prize.”

The winner of Ireland’s Greatest Friendship was Claire Duffy from Wicklow.

To see the full range of finalists, visit Fisherman’s Friend Ireland Facebook Page at