Category Archives: Irish art

Lady Aberdeen

Its been a very busy start to 2017! I’ve completed two chapters, one for a forthcoming book on Irish artist, Harry Clarke, and the other for a forthcoming book on the Throne Room in Dublin Castle! Lady Aberdeen was the … Continue reading

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‘Mining the Image’, a short film featuring artist print maker, Margaret Irwin West.

Margaret Irwin West lives and works in Claddaghduff, Connemara, County Galway. Well-known to the art community in Galway and Dublin, Irwin West taught art in Dunlaoghaire, and in NCAD, Dublin, for many years. She has spent a lifetime teaching, making great … Continue reading

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Journeys in New York – Charles Dickens and the Ghosts of Times Past

I had good reason, for the purposes of research, to apply for access to the Berg Collection of English and American Literature at New York Public Library. I arrived on the designated morning with library card, passport, laptop, and a … Continue reading

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Journeys in New York – four days on the road

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Bumps in Dublin – A story from the Seán Keating project

I’ve just published a book – Seán Keating: Art, Politics and Building the Irish Nation – it was the result of ten years research and a lot of hard work. It was only towards the end of the project that I … Continue reading

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Presenting the book to President Michael D. Higgins, 30 April, 2013

Presentation of ‘Seán Keating: Art, Politics and Building the Irish Nation’ to President Michael D. Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin, 30 April, 2013. From left to right, Vincent Mc Williams (son of the author), Éimear O’Connor (author), President Michael D. … Continue reading

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