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 Holy sites Peasants Art, Irish Celtic influences Holy wells Manners and customs Pilgrims and pilgrimages Religious processions

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