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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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, Character

A Sense of Place The West Manners and customs Country life Landscape with figures 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 Emigration and Immigration Social history Manners and customs Boats and boating Clothing and dress

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A scene from an Abbey Theatre production of The Playboy of the Western World, 1924.

Maureen Delany, Arthur Shields and Sara Allgood in a scene from the Abbey Theatre production of The Playboy of the Western World by J.M. Synge.

A Sense of Freedom Arts Drama Irish drama Theatre Production and direction Synge, J. M. (John Millington), 1871-1909 Manners and customs Country life Communities Actors Delaney, Maureen, 1888-1961 Shields, Arthur, 1896-1970 Allgood, Sara, 1883-1950

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Prompt script for Riders to the Sea by John Millington Synge.

Prompt script for the world premiere of Riders to the Sea by J.M. Synge, Molesworth Street Hall, Dublin, 1904.

A Sense of Place Arts Drama Irish Drama Synge, J. M. (John Millington), 1871-1909 Manners and customs Country life Islands Seas History Social history

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