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Remembering the Easter Rising in Connemara

Posted on April 13, 2017 at 9:00am 4 Comments

oil painting of Padraig Pearse by Eoin Mac Lochlainn

Quiet determination -- I think that's what he had.  He was passionate about the Irish language, Irish history and culture, the Irish way of life.

Above, oil painting of Patrick Pearse at Ros Muc, Connemara

He saw what the English education system was doing, trying to stamp…


Níl Aon Tinteán Mar Do Thinteán Féin

Posted on March 5, 2017 at 11:00am 7 Comments

Painting by Eoin Mac Lochlainn of empty fireplace, Fanad, Donegal

"Tinteán Tréigthe no.32", 42 x 42cm, oil painting on canvas by Eoin Mac Lochlainn, 2017

It’s Irish Language Week in Ireland this week so I've written my post in Irish. But please scroll down to read the English translation down below, if you wish. 

Tá scéailín deas agam daoibh faoin bpictiúr seo ag barr.…


Reliving the 'Magic' at Pearse's Cottage in Connemara

Posted on August 5, 2016 at 6:30am 0 Comments

photo of Piaras F. Mac Lochlainn at Rosmuc

My mother (God rest her) must have taken this photo. It was in Connemara and they were on their honeymoon… It was a long time ago, but we still had a copy in a dusty old photo album at home in Ranelagh. It was lovely to see it projected onto the gable end of Pearse’s Cottage in Ros Muc last weekend.

It’s a long story. But maybe today, I’ll just tell you about the short film that I produced as part of my artist’s…


Searching For My Great Grandmother's House in Donegal

Posted on April 25, 2016 at 6:30pm 4 Comments

oil painting of old deserted fireplace by Eoin Mac Lochlainn entitled: Tinteán Tréigthe no.19, oil on canvas, 2016

Tinteán Tréigthe no.19, oil on canvas, 2016

Now if you’re searching for your great grandmother’s cottage in the country, you can follow the map to a certain extent, but, in the end, you just have to ask someone. So, after driving a crooked mile up a crooked mucky roadeen, searching for the dot beside the ‘S’ of…


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At 7:02am on October 30, 2014, Kelly O'Rourke said…

Hi Eoin,

Céad míle fáilte!  Welcome to The Wild Geese Community.  Have look around at all we have to offer and join a few groups that interest you.  You can also share your Irish story with your new friends here by posting a blog.  Share an article, picture, or video related to your ancestry, expertise, or experiences in the global Irish community any time you like.  We'll feature and promote the best content.  Our community can only exist with contributions by our members, so post-away!  I'm looking forward to interacting with you as you enjoy your Wild Geese experience.


At 9:46am on October 30, 2014, Eoin Mac Lochlainn said…

Dear Kelly,

Go raibh míle maith agat. Thank you for your message. I am an artist, and I have a blog called Scéalta Ealaíne. Basically it's stories about the Irish art scene and other musings about art (sometimes in Irish but more often in English)  but I was very interested to connect with the Wild Geese Community because I'm working on a body of artwork about Irish Emigration. More specifically, I have been painting old empty fireplaces in abandoned houses in Co Donegal. ( see here for example:  http://emacl.wordpress.com/2013/12/03/see-the-northern-lights-in-co-donegal-this-december/ ) Anyway, it's nice to make contact with you and I look forward to hearing more, slán go fóill, eoin

At 1:45pm on February 18, 2016, Patricia Louise Hughes said…

Hi Eoin,

Sorry to have taken so long to reply! I'm delighted to be your friend. Here's something for you to look at: http://novelwritingfestival.com/2016/02/13/excerpt-from-the-three-old-rascals-taken-from-who-killed-honor-bright-by-patricia-hughes/

Best wishes,


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