Category Archive: Ireland

Silent Sunday

Together Apart – Haiku from a locked down Sherkin Island

A city dweller Honeysuckled by nature Sherkin’s lanes await Haiku by Patsy Atkinson I was on the national airwaves this morning, chatting to Damien O’ Reilly on RTE’s Countrywide programme about a beautiful… Continue reading

The road home

It’s only two hours away. A car journey westwards, followed by a ten minute ferry across Baltimore Harbour. Not very far at all, really. But Covid-19 restrictions have placed Sherkin Island a million… Continue reading

Seven inspiring things to do on Sherkin Island this August

There’s something about going to an island that makes you feel you are leaving some of your cares behind. So as you make the ten-minute ferry journey across Baltimore Harbour to Sherkin Island,… Continue reading

Silent Sunday

Heading West at Cork Airport

  The ebb and flow of arrivals and departures at Cork Airport are echoing the beautiful seascapes by Sherkin Island artist, Jo Ashby. Her solo exhibition, ‘Heading West’ is currently showing at Cork… Continue reading

Paintbrush meet lens

Robbie Murphy, a Sherkin Island photographer and oyster farmer, and Jo Ashby, artist, are holding a joint exhibition in the Community Hall on Sherkin Island from 28th July – 10th August 2018. The… Continue reading

An island, a community, an exhibition

Sherkin Island artists, photographers, musicians and craftworkers are preparing for the islands’ annual community exhibition. Part of West Cork Islands Festival, the exhibition ‘Samhradh Le Cheile’ (Summer Together) opens in the Community Hall… Continue reading

Weekly photo challenge: collage

Sherkin Island’s Community Hall has been transformed into a sensory experience of vibrant colour and sound with Tara O’Donoghue’s second annual solo show, ‘The Elephant in the Room’. Tara is a collage artist… Continue reading

Two distant views

I have been drawn out of blogging hibernation. So, with a big yawn and a stretch, I bring you a story from Sherkin Island. Two island artists, Jo Ashby and Majella O’Neill Collins,… Continue reading