Micheal O Muirthile

Thoor Ballylee (2015)

28x20 cm ~ Painting, Oil ~ Paper


'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.
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. See also this image in my 'NOW' folder for more photographs and more detailed information.
'Cork & County Living' lifestyle magazine has also reproduced a copy of this print suitable for framing/collecting in its edition of February 2016. Visit their website (see details in this folder's description) for further details on this publication.

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