“During my visits there I was stunned by the steep, near-vertical walls, and gigantic steel sluice gates fifteen metres below sea level,” said Brian, “the contrast between the massive ships and industrial machinery towering above the workers was something I found irresistible given its dramatic visual appeal. But the extraordinary range of the dock’s muted tones contrasting so starkly against the vibrant colours of the ships, with nothing but steel gates to prevent this hidden world from being engulfed by the sea, took my breath away.”

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AN exhibition of paintings by one of Ireland’s greatest artists has just opened at Mayo Antiques & Fine Art at the Castle Street car park in Castlebar. The gallery and showrooms, over two floors, was opened just before Christmas by business partners Les O’Neill and Sean McNeela and they specialise in antiques and contemporary fine art.

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Exhibition by artist Brian McCarthy opens in Castlebar

Culture Near You – Dublin City Council
The Kittiwake in Dublin Port's Dry Dock

Culture Near You is an online map of culture in Dublin. From arts and heritage, to sports, nature, food, hobbies, community involvement and more - the map helps you find the places where culture happens and the people who make it happen.

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Culture Near You – Dublin City Council

"Sparrowhawk" by Brian McCarthy

One of my favourite original oil paintings "Sparrowhawk" is now back on the market with Balla Bán Art Gallery. Framed prints are also available to order online at: https://brianmccarthyart.ie/shop/.

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Like most artists, Covid-19 hit me like a freight train. It seemed like one minute I was celebrating turning 60 and reminiscing about my first solo exhibition Masquerade featuring Venetian carnival masks,…

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Impact of Covid-19