Micheal O Muirthile

Thoor Ballylee

11x7.9 in ~ Painting, Oil


'Thoor Ballylee' is a commissioned piece that was presented to the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins by Gearóid Cheaist Ó'Catháin on his visit to the President's official residency, Áras an Uachtaráin, in Dublin on 26th March 2015. Gearóid had been invited to visit the President as part of the official launch of his book, 'The Loneliest Boy in the World' which recounts Gearóid's younger days on the Blasket Islands. You can view TV footage of Gearóid presenting a copy of his book and the painting to the President at the following link:
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The painting 'Thoor Ballylee' is an oil on paper and is framed in a cream-coloured wooden frame. Thoor Ballylee was once the country residence of the renowned Irish poet, William Butler Yeats, in Galway. A set of limited edition prints, signed and stamped by the artist, is available; email Mícheál for full details. 'Cork & County Living' magazine has also reproduced a copy of this print suitable for framing/collecting in its edition of February 2016.


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