Artists Eye: Heading Into Town
Oct19

Artists Eye: Heading Into Town

Heading Into Town by John O’Grady – www.johnogradypaintings.com John O’Grady is an Irish artist living and working in France. His Irish landscapes represent places, times and moods experienced whilst living there. When describing this oil painting on panel, John says, “The West of Ireland has big open skies, looking out onto the Atlantic. Small villages are dotted across the mountainous landscape and if...

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Figuring Out What to Wear In Ireland
Sep25

Figuring Out What to Wear In Ireland

Knowing what to wear when you travel to another country is sometimes tricky. Dublin-based blogger Emily Westbrooks is attempting to make packing for your trip to Ireland a little easier. Her new series, Styled in Ireland, runs on her blog From China Village every few weeks. In it she explains how to stay stylish, no matter what you’re up to on your trip to Ireland – from attending a wedding to spending the evening at the...

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We’re on Our Way to Irish Fest
Aug13

We’re on Our Way to Irish Fest

In case you’re heading to Irish Fest in Milwaukee this weekend, I wanted to extend an invitation to stop by the Cultural Village. That’s the section of the festival dedicated to the Irish language, literature, craft, theatre, and history. You’ll find us in the Moore Street Market on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday talking about all things Irish and showcasing Liam’s harvest of shard jewelry crafted from broken...

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A Visit to Altamont Gardens in Springtime
May09

A Visit to Altamont Gardens in Springtime

James Burke shares his love for Irish gardens with this video from Altamont Gardens in County Carlow. You can learn a bit more about the place at www.carlowgardentrail.com/altamont.htm and more about James’ photography at www.biggerpictureweb.com. Enjoy this post?If so, join our list of e-newsletter subscribers. You’ll receive our favorite news stories on Irish travel and culture delivered to your...

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Artists Eye: Celtic Bluebirds
May07

Artists Eye: Celtic Bluebirds

Bluebirds by Capallglas Studio – www.capallglas.com Irish inspiration can be found in every bit of Karen Newhouse’s work. In this intaglio print, the necks of the birds create an intricate Celtic knotwork design. For these prints, Karen makes all her own plates and runs them on an etching press in her tiny studio. For this piece, she draws the design directly on a metal plate with a steel stylus which limits the number of...

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Artist’s Eye: Stone Row
Apr21

Artist’s Eye: Stone Row

Eightercua/Íochtar Cua, Stone Row/Sraith Ghallán, Kerry by JG O’Donoghue –  www.jgodonoghue.com This row of standing stones from County Kerry was captured with pen and ink by Cork artist JG Donoghue. He shares his interest in ancient Ireland on his blog and Etsy store where you can learn a bit about the unique locations and find out more about his work. . About Artist’s Eye on Ireland In this feature, we highlight...

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