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..
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..
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..
often heard art critics describe paintings of boats as being a little
"twee" or "kitchy" and to be honest I can't understand why. I have
always found boats, and their various shapes and sizes so interesting.
They show the unbelieveable skill used by master craftmen to shape wood
I simply couldn't resist panting this image, the stark contrast
between the vivid yellow of the Lilly and the dark background makes for a
truly dramatic scene and all this is then softened by the droplets of
water clinging precariously to petals of the flower. Maybe if you stare..
On the south side of Dublin's coast line is a beautiful little suburb called Sandycove. Its
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 forking up the £8 an..
This is an original painting I did
of a very old and decrepit window shutter I saw on the island of Burano
in Venice. I was completely taken by how the sun had faded and aged the
paint causing it to peel and curl away from the wood and I just loved
putting the time in to capture the detail a..