Letter from Lady Clonbrock to Mrs Budson, 19 April 1916

Letter from Lady Clonbrock (Augusta Caroline Dillon (née Crofton), wife of Luke Gerald Dillon, 4th Baron Clonbrock) to Mrs Budson requesting help in the creation of sub-centres in County Galway for the collection of moss for surgical dressings. The moss was to be used for the tre

World War I, 1914-1918

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The Holy Well

The large canvas depicts Ireland's Celtic heritage with sardonic eye and is anti-romantic comment on the fanciful idealisation of western peasant culture. He bases his scene on the old practice when, on 'pattern days', people would gather to pray at a holy site associated with a

A Sense of Identity | Celtic Revival | The West

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Killary, near the Mouth of the Bundoracha River, Co. Galway.

This richly coloured watercolour is part of a portfolio of 43 sheets entitled 'Studies in Cunnemara [sic] County Galway'. A number of the studies were engraved as black and white illustrations in Mr and Mrs Samuel C. Hall's lavish guide book, Ireland: its Scenery, Charact

A Sense of Place | The West | Manners and customs

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The Monster Meeting at Clifden in 1843

Daniel O'Connell, M.P., (1775-1847), who campaigned for Catholic Emancipation, addressing his supporters at "The Monster Meeting of the 20th September 1843 at Clifden", County Galway, Ireland.

A Sense of Freedom | O'Connell, Daniel, 1775-1847 | Monster Meeting

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Film.

16 mm Bolex transferred to DVD, Shot in Connemara in 1962 while he was a student at Yale, this is Michael Craig-Martin’s only film to date. It captures the essence of the landscape in a style that would colour the rest of his career. The seemingly basic approach echoes the

A Sense of Place | Arts | Irish landscapes

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Economic Pressure.

Scene of man bidding farewell to his family as he prepares to emigrate from Aran Islands.

A Sense of Place | The West | History

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