Paintings and Prints of Ireland
by Barrie Maguire

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St. Ciarán's Shells

24" x 36" - oil on canvas - $4200

Driving west on R340, the wonderfully scenic twisty road along the Connemara coast from Galway towards Carna, we passed over a narrow inlet and up ahead saw a road off to the left winding down to a pier.

I never saw a pier I didn't like. So we turned off the road and doubled back past the ubiquitous, and very effectve, sign warning us not to drive into the water, down to the long

concrete pier sloping gently into Galway Bay, where I found two amazing piles of shells, one mostly clamshells and the other mostly oyster shells. They were so closely packed that it looked like an art installation, as if carefully assembled by hand. It's taken me four years to do a painting of that amazing gathering of subtly colored shells.

I later learned we were in the townland of Cill Chiaráin, which means, "Ciarán's Church." The sixth-century Saint Ciarán spent many years here.



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NATURAL ABSTRACTS:

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

PORTRAITS

 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) -

 IRELAND AND THE IRISH, LANDSCAPES, COTTAGES, SHEEP:

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 -