Category Archive: West Cork

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

Sherkin Island’s ‘Samdradh le cheile’ exhibition

  I discovered a new word the other day via a Tweet by the wonderful Robert MacFarlane. His word of the day was “sielunmaisema” – literally meaning ‘soul-landscape’, ‘soul-scene’; a particular place that… 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

Mackerel Sky

  Clotted skies, turning to buttermilk on the horizon over Roaring Water Bay, West Cork. Late August, precipitation pending, soul mending…and not a mackerel in sight.

Weekly photo challenge: Frame

I am standing at the window. Here I am again, offering yet another literal interpretation of the weekly photo challenge. That permanent view-finder makes it too easy, you see. So here it is. Dusk is… Continue reading

Happy Sticks

Evening light

It’s the end of another beautiful day on Sherkin Island in Roaringwater Bay off the south west coast of Ireland. This evening’s sunset just has to be shared. This is nature painting pictures in… Continue reading

Silent Sunday

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