The Temple Bar Pub is of one of the very popular "watering holes" in the Temple Bar area of Dublin......an area well known by tourists from all over the world to this fair city. The pub is famous for it's traditional Irish music and possibly one of the best pints in town. So if you ever find yoursel..
To all my friends from the West of Ireland who have been giving me stick for not having any paintings of that beautiful part of our country, here is my latest offering. It's my painting of The Mall in Westport, Co Mayo. This town is a fabulous place for a weekend away with brilliant restaurants, stu..
The east pier in Dun Laoghaire is a famous spot walkers of all ages. In my earlier days it was where my myself and my wife use to go quiet regularly, when we were engaged....mainly because it was a free night out, a very important factor for a young couple saving to get married! And the reward ..
The Four Courts, on the banks of the river Liffey in Dublin, is the main seat of justice in Ireland and houses the The Supreme Court, The Court of Appeal, The High Court and The Dublin Circuit Courts. It's construction started in 1786 and took 16 years to complete and it has played its part in many ..
Here's a painting I recently created near Athy, Co. Kildare. It depicts a typical Irish rural scene of a farmer at the end of a cold autumn day, leading his dairy cattle home for the evening.There's a damp chill in the air and the farmer walks, his collar pulled up to keep the cold from his neck. Re..
The historic Hook Lighthouse in Wexford is the oldest operating lighthouse in the world and was built during the 12th century and no matter what the weather is a must to visit at sometime in your life.Available Framed or Unframed in various sizes...
Situated at the very top of the Hook Peninsula in Wexford is the beautiful village of Arthurstown. Primarily an old fishing village it consists of a beautiful harbour, a number of old fisherman's cottages and a single main street with the Kings Bay Inn, which has recently been tenderly restored to i..
One of the great "watering holes" of Dublin, Bruxelles is located on Harry Street, off the trendy and fashionable Grafton Street in Dublin's City center. It's where I spent many a weekend evening in my youth during that great decade that was the 80's. I still occasionally drop in from time to time a..
As an artist I don't like to "pigeon hole" myself with being able to paint only one type of subject, for example just painting buildings or seascapes. I like to push myself out of my comfort zone every chance I get. After all, its still just paper and paint your working with. This is the main reason..
This is my painting of the Poolbeg Stacks in Ringsend, Dublin. More commonly know as "The Pigeon House", the two chimneys were supposed to be demolished in the early 2000's but due to public uproar they were listed as protected structures in 2014. For my money these two chimneys are as much a part o..
If there is one thing that is true and constant in Ireland and that is the quality of information and news delivered by the daily newspaper, The Irish Times, for the past 100 years. Although the building, where it is printed, has taken on several changes over the years, just like the Irish Times clo..