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...
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..
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..
For those of us who were lucky enough to grow up in the Rathcoole, Saggart and Newcastle area of county Dublin, you will know it as the “Old Library”.The scene itself goes back to the “Big Snow” of January 1982 when Rathcoole was cut off for a week from the rest of the world…..well, at least Dublin ..
This is a print of an original painting of two old boats at low tide in Ballyhack, Co. Wexford. I was sitting outside Walter Byrnes pub one beautiful Summers evening enjoying a pint, when I glanced around the tiny little harbour that lies just across the road. The tide was out and these two little b..
Christmas Wishes - The Owl and The Pussycat.This is a fantastic little toy shop that is situated in the very quaint and historical town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada. Its old world charm is as a result of this town being the original English capital of Canada and was originally built in th..
The Fusiliers Arch stands at the entrance to St. Stephens Green in the very heart of Dublin City. It was erected in 1907 to commemorate the Irish soldiers who fought and died for the British army in South Africa during the Boer War. The names of every soldier is inscribed in the ceiling of the ..