Paintings and Prints of Ireland
by Barrie Maguire

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tackled pony
The Tackled Pony

30" x 30" - oil on canvas sold

    'Tackling a horse is not a fool's job. Never forget that,' Danny Dooley had spoken curtly to Mark one fair morning when the younger man tended to take the exercise for granted.
     'Tackling a horse properly will save your horse's life and maybe your own. What if the two traces are not tied to the same length! How about the damage such carelessness will cause to your horse's breast! How about if the slides are not greased and the straddle shifts! You'll scorch your horse's breast for sure. What if you forget your bellyband and your horse bolts! I knew chaps that tackled horses and they didn't know a common bit from a running bit. Wronging a horse is as bad as wronging a woman. A good woman or a good horse will never let you down.  Remember that always and you won't go far wrong.'

                                 — John B. Keane  DURANGO


Listowel, Co. Kerry -- The annual Listowel Horse Fair is always held the first week in October. The square is filled with horses, buyers, sellers, vans, trucks, and the occasional lucky tourist. And you better watch where you step.  The John B. Keane Pub sits at the end of the square, a cozy place with walls covered with posters of the many plays and movies that sprang from the great man's stories of rural Ireland.  His widow Mary still runs the kitchen and is well known for her soup. We spent a pleasant hour there, enjoying hot tea and discussing the time the 1948 Kerry football team played for the all-Ireland championship in the Polo Grounds, New York City, USA.

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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 -