In a land that mourns the recent loss of material wealth, we sometimes have to stop and look at the richness that is all around us.
Standing in the dusky evening as the light fades across the Slieve Blooms, monasticism ever present, castles, grand houses, burial sites, folklore, and hidden secrets beneath your feet as you walk the bogs and ‘the dark mutinous Shannon waves’. In such moments it is difficult not to feel the rich pull of history and ancient culture and how it juxtaposes with the now, in the Midlands. In collaboration with Damer House Gallery and at the invitation of Muireann Ní Chonaill, artists associated with the Midlands have responded to the theme of Saibhreas, which means richness and abundance in Irish. Saibhreas will open on Saturday April 11th at 3pm in Damer House Gallery in association with the Laois Arthouse.
Full story in this week’s Tipperary Star.