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, 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. Red, orange and yellow le..
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...
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..
Located where Wexford and Waterford almost touch, is the small and ancient fishing village of Ballyhack. Together with its small but living fishing harbour and the medieval Norman Castle this is a stunning place to visit. Hook Lighthouse, the John F Kennedy household, Loftus Hall (claimed to be the..
For those of you who are not familiar with Dublin, Clery's was once a famous department store situated on O'Connell Street. More importantly, in the days before mobile phones and social media, Clery's was more famous for being the cities most popular venue for meeting a date. It was very common to s..
Possibly one of the most serene places in Dublin is St. Stephens Green. A favourite spot for office workers to have lunch on a busy day, a space to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, or simply a beautiful place to bring your children to feed the ducks and swans. St. Stephens Green..