Founded in 1852 as a boarding school for boys, Newbridge College is now a co-educational school. Situated on either side of the River Liffey on the North side of Newbridge, it is also a great homestead for rugby in Ireland...
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..
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 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 ..
I grew up in a small village called Rathcoole, in the parish of Saggart, County Dublin and the home of St. Mary's Gaelic Football Club. It was with this club that I played for nearly 10 years and made some of the most enduring friendships of my life. A small community during my childhood, ..
On the Southside of Dublin's coastline lies the beautiful little suburb called Sandycove and it's here that James Joyce lived for a short time. The story goes that Oliver St John Gogarty lived in this Martello Tower well before him and that Joyce moved in with Gogarty after fork..
While in the south of France on my holiday a number of years ago I came across the most beautiful field of sunflowers bathed in the midday sun and only one person came to mind.... Vincent Van Gough. I can only hope I have done him justice...
This is a painting of one my favourite "watering hole's" here in my hometown of Naas....Hayden's Pub. I have always found it a great place to trip a long for a pint as it still maintains the genuine feel and atmosphere of a "real" Irish pub. The ambiance, the atmosphere and the great friendly staff ..
This is the last of my four paintings to add to the "Dublin Clocks" set. It's the clock that adorns the Eason building on O'Connell Street in Dublin and for book lovers, probably the most important building in the city. Eason has long been the largest book shop in the capital and is an Aladdin'..
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..
If there is one thing that is true and constant in Ireland, it 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 clock, t..
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..
The quaint and tiny "Coliemore Harbour", is located near the village of Dalkey, a suburb of Dublin. As small as this little harbour is, it was, once upon a time, a docking port for largest sailing ships up to the 16th century. The harbour itself looks out onto Dalkey Island with it's old Martello t..