May 30 2015

Thoor Ballylee

Some prints of my scraperboard “The Stares Nest By My Window – WB Yeats” are to be auctioned to raise funds to restore Thoor Ballylee.
This Sunday 31st of May from 17.00 in Thoor Ballylee, Gort, Co. Galway

Press release…..
This weekend we organise an auction to generate much needed funds to restore Thoor Ballylee. The Auction will take place this Sunday 31st of May from 17.00 in Thoor Ballylee, Gort, Co. Galway (2 hours from Dublin).
There is a diverse range of items going on sale reflecting the generosity and breath of support for this vital cultural project, from a local sheep to rare literary works.
Uniquely, the auction will take place from the rooftop of the tower by local Auctioneer, Colm Farrell MIPAV, acting as William Butler Yeats.
Funds raised will be used to re-open the Tower to the public.
To learn more about our exciting project, retrieve a list of auction items and view a fun publicity video please check:

With funds raised, the Society will deliver a world class Cultural Centre in the tower which would provide a huge attraction for the area and boost tourism revenues for the region. The tower will accommodate a new Yeats exhibition, a cafe, bookshop, and space for exhibitions, lectures and classes.

Apr 29 2015

Inis Bo Finne..1965-2015

Teach Pobail Mhuire na nGras..Inis Bo Finne..1965-2015
Something I’m working on this week.

Apr 19 2015

Step by step- W B Yeats

A step by step of my preparitory drawing of WB Yeats, along with the final scraperboard drawing. The scraperboard is currently on display at…..
Dublin Painting and Sketching Club
137th Annual Exhibition
The Concourse Gallery
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Hall
13th April – 26th April 2015
280 paintings exhibited by 80 artists
including a unique display of almost 50 paintings
inspired by the life and work of W.B.Yeats
to mark the 150th anniversary of his birth

Mar 24 2015

Chapter Headings-1

One of a series of Chapter Headings I did for a book.

Mar 14 2015

The Irish Georgian Society- W B Yeats

The Irish Georgian Society is delighted to play host to St. Patrick’s Festival’s I Love My City cultural programme. The Dublin Painting and Sketching Club with The Irish Writers Centre will present an exhibition of paintings inspired by the poetry of W.B Yeats. Poetry recitals, short readings on Yeats and musical settings of his poems by harpist Claire Roche celebrate the work of one of Ireland’s greatest literary icons, in the beautiful Georgian surrounds of City Assembly House.

Exhibition Opening Hours:
Saturday 14th, Monday 16th & Tuesday 17th March: 10am – 5pm
Sunday 15th March: 10am – 1pm

Poetry Readings & Harp Recital with Clare Roche: Sunday 15th March at 3pm. Tickets €5 from
Informal Poetry Readings: Monday 16th & Tuesday 17th March from 2.30pm. Free events, no ticket required.