Surruralism, the art of Jimmy Lawlor

Surruralism is a phrase I've heard coined by Westport artist, Jimmy Lawlor, who's paintings combine surrealism with an acutely realised sense of Irish country humour. Skies the Limit is not a classic example but it is a copy of the limited edition print I bought as a wedding present for my good friend, Jimmy Molloy…Read more Surruralism, the art of Jimmy Lawlor

Into the West, a weekend

  Now with the springtime the days will grow longer and after St Bride’s day My sail I’ll let go I put my mind to it And I never will linger Till I find myself back in the County Mayo Frank O'Connor, a great Irish prose writer, translated this poem of Gaelic poet, Antoine O'Raifteiri,…Read more Into the West, a weekend

Wedding in the Wesht

At the beginning of the month of June I had the supreme pleasure of visiting the west of Ireland for the wedding of my old friend and colleague, Jimmy Molloy to the fun and beautiful, Denise Jeffers. And what a wedding it was, with multi-Grammy award winning The Chieftains, providing the music, drinks and music…Read more Wedding in the Wesht