All Blog Posts Tagged 'Visual Arts' (80)

Holy Saturday ... When the Grief -- and the Hours -- Seemed Eternal

I was staggered at the thought, which for 62 years had been hiding from me in plain sight -- the likelihood that after Jesus’ crucifixion, his followers fell into deep grief and…


Added by Gerry Regan on July 27, 2015 at 5:36pm — 2 Comments

Making of 'Jimmy's Hall': Part 1, 'Long Distant Ripple from Nicaragua'

In the following three-part series, Sixteen Films' screenwriter Paul Laverty writes about the genesis of "Jimmy's Hall." His observations were first published in Sixteen Films' Production Notes, and are reproduced here with permission. Production Photos see here are by Joss…


Added by The Wild Geese on July 24, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

‘Days of Brave Music’: Dark Clouds Over 'Jimmy's Hall'

The real Jimmy Gralton in 1944

By Donal Ó Drisceoil

Jimmy Gralton returned to Leitrim from New York in June 1921, just as the Anglo-Irish war was coming to a close. That conflict between…


Added by The Wild Geese on July 14, 2015 at 5:30pm — 8 Comments

Get a 'Jimmy's Hall' Poster Winging Your Way

Each week through Sept. 15, TheWildGeese.Irish will be giving away an official “Jimmy’s Hall” movie poster, courtesy of Sixteen Films and Sony Pictures Classics. (For the U.S. market, not a French edition as pictured here.)

To be eligible for the drawing, you need…


Added by The Wild Geese on July 11, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

'The Cormack Brothers' -- A Dramatic Film About Injustice in Tipp

The Cormack Brothers is a 111-minute feature film completed this year, shot in Tipperary.  It tells the story of two brothers wrongfully hanged for murder in 1858 after a local land agent was shot and killed.  They were reburied in 1910 in their home parish of Loughmore. 

Made on a micro budget, with the support of the parish…


Added by Alan Brown on July 2, 2015 at 4:30pm — 5 Comments

Is Romantic Ireland Dead and Gone?

Well, you just have to listen to Davy Spillane's music before you answer my question. Here's a short video that I created of my recent solo exhibition in Áras Éanna on…


Added by Eoin Mac Lochlainn on June 17, 2015 at 5:00am — 3 Comments

Secret Tunnels Under Dublin!

Did you know that there is a tunnel running under Parnell Square in Dublin's city centre? Indeed, if the truth be told, there is probably a network of tunnels down there. How do I know?  Well, believe it or not, there’s an entrance to this tunnel under no. 5 Cavendish Row, where Olivier Cornet…


Added by Eoin Mac Lochlainn on June 4, 2015 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Fragments From Ireland's Past

I sometimes think that, when words fail, art can find expression for feelings that have no words.   And art is especially good for remembering those who have gone before...

I visited the studio of Lorcan Walshe recently. A few years ago he had an exhibition entitled “The Artefacts…


Added by Eoin Mac Lochlainn on May 13, 2015 at 5:30pm — 5 Comments

Bogwood Necklaces

These are our latest range of celtic inspired bogwood necklaces.

Added by Mary Doherty on May 9, 2015 at 1:35pm — No Comments

Inishowen, Bogs and Bogwood


Added by Mary Doherty on May 6, 2015 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Inishowen Bogwood Sculptures - Some History of Bogwood

Ancient Ireland had many forested areas and when felled the roots remained.  Those sites are mainly the boglands of today.

The bogwood was easiest detected in these bogs in the early morning as it was known that the morning dew didn’t rest on the section of the…


Added by Mary Doherty on May 4, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

The Boar of Ben Gulbain

In days long gone, at a time that is long past, the steward of Aengus the greatest magician in Ireland fathered a child by the wife of Donn a member of the Fianna. Donn was away on the battle field…


Added by Mallon, The Ancestral Foundry on April 30, 2015 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Fiacc the Raven

In days long gone, at a time that is long past, Fiacc, the great raven, watched as the King of Ulster, Conor Mac Nessa arrived at the home of Phelim, a storyteller.  Fiacc knew…


Added by Mallon, The Ancestral Foundry on April 29, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

'The Salmon of Knowledge' by Mallon Foundry

In days long gone, at a time that is long past, a great salmon named Bradan rested calmly in the Pool of Wisdom on the River Boyne.  The salmon fed on the nuts from the nine hazel trees growing around the pool and all the wisdom of the world became…


Added by Mallon, The Ancestral Foundry on April 27, 2015 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Catch New Video Highlighting 'Ireland in Word and Image'

The video below, which I produced, spotlights my coffee-table book on Ireland, "Ireland in Word and Image," on sale at Amazon, Rizzoli Bookstore and Rizzoli…


Added by Jay Ben Images on February 9, 2015 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

'Ghosts of the Faithful Departed'

One of my brothers in Ireland gifted me a book entitled …


Added by Lonnie on January 22, 2015 at 6:30am — 7 Comments

What To Do Between Christmas and the New Year?

Yes indeed, what to do?  After the festivities are festivitied - after all the ceremonies, the lighting of candles, the opening of presents, the cooking and the eating…


Added by Eoin Mac Lochlainn on December 27, 2014 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

St. Colmcille and Contemporary Art

Yes, believe it or not, I saw the oldest surviving manuscript in Ireland. It’s called the Cathach (meaning the Battle Book) and it was used by the O’Donnell Clan as a protection or talisman when going into battle.

Because of its fragile state, it is rarely shown…


Added by Eoin Mac Lochlainn on December 4, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Irish or Armenian Art?

This is a photo I took on my recent trip to Georgia and Armenia.  This stone cross was in a "cave monastery" in Geghard, Armenia.  The monastery buildings were actually carved out of the cliff face – as opposed to being built brick by brick.  

It was an amazing place…


Added by Eoin Mac Lochlainn on November 6, 2014 at 5:00am — 3 Comments

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