Paintings and Prints of Ireland
by Barrie Maguire

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Gougane Barra

30" x 48" - oil on canvas   sold (prints available)

Currently hanging at the Gougane Barra Hotel

The haunting national forest at Gougane Barra is straight out of a fairy legend.  Your eyes can play tricks on you here, sometimes you catch something out of the corner of your eye but when you turn your head it is gone, whatever, or whomever, it was. Hmmm. (see below)

St. Finbar's chapel sits on the tiny island in the middle of Gougane Lake alongside the ruins of the 17th century stone monastery with it's monk's cells and Stations of the Cross. This monastery was built on the site of Finbar's original monastery built in the (gulp) 6th century. It's all set in a gorgeous bowl of mountains west of Macroom, all of which makes Gougane Barra as spiritual an experience as Ireland has to offer.  The little stream that flows thru the mossy forest is the headwaters of the River Lee, Cork's sacred river.

(And by the way, across the water from the chapel is the Gougane Barra Hotel, our No. 1 favorite place to stay in all of Ireland.)


I've done two other paintings of Gougane Barra.


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Ramelton Fantasy - Lough Swilly Abstract - Reflecting on Gougane Lake - Three Irish Robins - Gougane Barra - Moville Pier - St. Ciaran's Shells - Dunree Head - The Whitmarsh Barn - Yankee Winter - Stay Awhile - Waterfall


 Elizabeth Pop - McCarthy's Band (Tierna) - Sullivan McCarthy - Riordan McCarthy - Ella Maguire - Maya Grace at Three - Judy Tecosky - Caitlin at 17 - Karen Maguire - Himself, the Arteest - Cindy, Cindy - Kellie at 14 - Brigid - Patrick Barrie - Sterling Fuller at 90 - Hanna Sweeney - Martin Hayes - After the Aire (Ariana Flood) -


The Burren: After the Rain - Crossing Dingle - Pastel Burren - Lyons Pub - M ODonovan - Himself & Herself - Connemara Dreamer - Road to Lisdoonvarna - Maam Cross - Allihies Parish - Mountry Sentry - Fanore Hill - Rainy Day in Clare - Burren Thistle - Donegal Cottage - I Remember Ireland - Celtic Biker - Stairway to Heaven - Window on Innismore - Aran islands - Dunworley Strand - Timoleage Abbey - West Cork - Water Lily - Five Irishmen - Listowel - Cemetery South of Enniskillen - Cemetery South of Enniskillen - Rathmullan #1 - Morning Nap Sheep - The Face of Ireland - Suppertime in Kerry - Achill Ram - Windy Connemara Sheep - Connor Pass Sentry - Show Off - sheep - Bunratty Castle Hen -  Lowtide near RoundstoneCounty Limerick from Heaven - Achill RamDingle Aire - Magpie - The Green Door - Loughros Beg - Kylemore Lough - Donegal Castle - Your Man - The Bay - Connor Pass - Loughros Beg Morning - Celtic Roundup - SheepIrish Quilt Prints- Prints of Ireland - The Irish Quilt - Digital prints of Irish Rocks - Lough Swilly - Giants Causeway - Almost Home - Finbar's Rowboat - Loughros Beg Dunes - Echo Lake Lilly - Bonnie's Onion - Black Abbey Angel - Queen of Donegal - Culdaff Pier - Spike Maguire - John Buck - Portrait of the Artist as an Old Man - Kerry Gold: Pat Talbot's Cows - Inishmaan Pub - St. Mullins Meditation - Kilcooney Evening - Queen of Inishmaan - Winter Shoes - Blue Moon - Marie Catherine - Killary Harbour - Queen of Innishmaan - Landis Store Pears -