Welcome to my Ireland. Born and raised in Killarney, I have sketched and painted the familiar surroundings of my homeland… Ross Castle, Achill Island, the Gap of Dunloe, the Cliffs of Moher, The Donegal Coastline, Glendalough, Croagh Patrick, Blarney Castle, the Carrig Aonar … ever since I was a child.
Above, Hillside Farm, McGillicuddy Reeks, Killarney, County Kerry
After graduating from the Cork School of Art, I began to paint professionally the beautiful landscape, the simple events and the everyday people that is the true Emerald Isle. Whether it’s my mother’s house nestled in the hills or an old man walking through the meadow, or simply the places and the people that I see, I know I have to paint them, to preserve them on canvas, to capture the essence that is Ireland.
Left, the artist in the mountains of Killarney.
Even though I’m living on Cape Cod now, I return to Ireland frequently to sketch and paint. All of my paintings reflect a love of my homeland and respect for my country-men and women. All of us who are Irish or simply love Ireland are bound together by that love for this land of soft green hills and valleys, of windswept rocky coastlines, and for the welcoming smoke that rises from the hearth of an Irish home.
Since I paint with oils, the realism of what I see can be captured by my brush, and my fond familiarity of the subject breathes life into the painting.
I hope you enjoy my paintings. Each one is uniquely Irish. I’m happy to be able to share them with you.
Mary McSweeney Artist, P.O. Box 246, 3885 Route 6A, Cummaquid (Barnstable), MA 02637, USA
Gallery & Studio Telephone: 508-362-6187
For more information, to view my work or to purchase it, visit MaryMcSweeney.com
Gallery & Studio Hours: Open year round. May to October open 10am to 5pm. Off season please call ahead as hours vary during this time.
Mary McSweeney’s Gallery and Studio is located on Cape Cod, 1 mile east of Barnstable Village.
Coming from the west on the Mid Cape Highway (Route 6), take Exit 6, turn left on Rt 132 to go North to Rt 6A. Turn right on Rt 6A. Once you see the Barnstable Courthouse on your right, you have 1 mile to go. Mary McSweeney’s Gallery & Studio will be on your right at the corner of Mary Dunn Road. Turn right on to Mary Dunn Road to enter the Gallery.
Coming from the east on the Mid Cape Highway (Route 6), take Exit 7, turn right on Willow Street to go North to Rt 6A. At Rt 6A, turn left. Mary McSweeney’s Gallery & Studio is 2 miles down on the left at the corner of Mary Dunn Road. Turn left on to Mary Dunn Road to enter the Gallery.