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..
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 ..
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..
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..
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..