Paintings and Prints of Ireland
by Barrie Maguire

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  The Source

22" x 28" - oil on canvas - sold

Currently hanging at Gougane Barra Hotel, in County Cork, Ireland

This painting was commissioned by the Lucey family, owners of the Gougane Barra Hotel. They wanted a "view of Gougane Barra from heaven." Because the tiny lake is the source of the River Lee as well as a source of spiritual fulfillment for thousands of pilgrims over hundreds of years, I call it, naturally, "The Source."

Gougane Barra sits nestled in a magical—and spiritual—valley in the mountains west of Cork. The site of St. Finbarr's sixth-century monestery, the lake is the source of the sacred River Lee. Finbarr (nicknamed St. Barry, thank you very much) founded the city of Cork in the marshland where the Lee empties into the Atlantic. St. Finbarr's Oratory, a beautiful chapel sits on the stony "island" in Gougane Barra lake as do the ruins of a stone structure housing the Stations of the Cross and several monk's cells built into the stone walls.

For years now, whenever we go to Ireland we always begin or end (or both) our trip with time there, basking in the spectacular scenery, and the warmth and welcome we find at the Gougane Barra Hotel adjacent to the lake.

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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 -