Winner of Cavan SPCA/Anglo-Celt Calendar Photographic competition! Tina Boyle (left) Chairperson of Cavan SPCA presenting the winner of the annual calendar photographic competition, Ellen Rudden, Cavan Town, with a camera. The fantastic picture of a horse known as Snowy appears on the front of the calendar.

A ‘Snowy’ Christmas for Cavan SPCA

Horse 'Snowy' will front the 2022 calendar for the Cavan Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) having emerged as the winner from over 300 entries in the popular annual competition.

The calendar guys and girls for 2022 were revealed at an event in the Hotel Kilmore last Thursday evening. Ellen Rudden from Cavan Town was named the winner for her stunning picture of 'Snowy'. She received a Kodaq digital camera sponsored by The Anglo-Celt and a copy of the calendar.

Snowy the horse was happy to pose for Ellen Rudden.

Posted by The Anglo-Celt onTuesday, 5 October 2021

A shortlist of 21 photos were published in this newspaper with a voting coupon in early October. A gallery was also published on the Celt's Facebook page. The votes submitted online and via the print coupons were combined to determine the overall winner.

In addition to the cover, 12 runners up feature inside - one for each month of the year. The Cavan SPCA calendars will be printed later in the year and available for purchase in the usual outlets for just €7.

Christmas cards are also available to buy with all proceeds going to the local animal welfare charity to support its important work.

They can be purchased in Cavan Gifts, Pet Clinic Cavan, Pet Shop Boyze, Cavan; Tycusker Vets Arva; Conor Sheridan's, Bailieborough; Pound Filling Station, Ballyjamesduff and online at


COVER - Ellen Rudden

JANUARY - Sean Ward

FEBRUARY - Cyril Reilly

MARCH - Collette Gemmell

APRIL - Olive K Sheridan -

MAY - Margaret O Reilly -

JUNE - Carmel Quirke

JULY - Daniel Downey

AUGUST - Grace McKenna

SEPTEMBER - Sadie and Matthew Johnston

OCTOBER - Michelle Clarke Brady

NOVEMBER - Sharon Byrne

DECEMBER - Vera Farrelly


Alannah Boyle

Aleksandrs Sockihs

Caroline Williams

Mary Ruddy

Nina Gemmell

Rachael Elliott

Sylvia Agnew

Trish Farrelly