Green Leprechauns & Shillelaghs Aside

St Patrick’s Day just around the corner and all things Irish being celebrated around the world, we are asking – what’s your favourite piece of Irish art and design? Show us any way you like, here on Pinterest or by posting on our Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/RiseCreatives
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Full Moon At Samhain by Eimear Brennan  "The Feast of Samhain, also known as Halloween, marks one of the two great doorways of the Celtic year. This is a time of decay, letting go, releasing the old to die in order to be transformed.

Full Moon At Samhain. Original Pen & Ink Drawing by Eimear Brennan (forest paintings, tree paintings, devas).

Love this!  Title: For the Road Artist:Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)Copyright:© Estate of Jack B. Yeats. All rights reserved DACS, London 2010

National Art Gallery of Ireland Title: For the Road Artist:Jack B. Yeats Copyright:© Estate of Jack B. All rights reserved DACS, London 2010

A Harry Clarke window depicting Saint Patrick preaching to his disciples, commissioned in 1925 for St. Michael's Church in Ballinasloe

Harry Clarke window depicting Saint Patrick preaching to his disciples, commissioned in 1925 for St. Michael's Church in Ballinasloe

As part of the Public Art program in Ireland is roadside sculptures. This sculpture of the "Gaelic Chieftan" stands on Ireland's Boyle Bypass

Sitting on a hill on the side of the road overlooking the road from Sligo to Dublin stands this impressive sculpture. It commemorates a bat.

1773 – Casino, Marino, Dublin  Architect: Sir William Chambers

1773 - Casino, Marino, Dublin - Architecture of Dublin City - Archiseek - Irish Architecture

John B Keane  - Irish Author    John B. Keane, one of Ireland’s most prolific and respected literary figures with works that include:  Many Young Men of Twenty,  Sive,The Field, Big Maggie and many more.

John B Keane - Irish Author John B. Keane, one of Ireland’s most prolific and respected literary figures with works that include: Many Young Men of Twenty, Sive,The Field, Big Maggie and many more.

Kilmainham Gaol - Yes, we know it is a prison but there is a reason why it is used in the majority of films & tv series produced in Europe!!

Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin, Ireland - Ireland’s most infamous former prison now turned museum. Kilmainham operated as a prison for over 130 years, built in 1796

The Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife. National Gallery of Ireland.  You could stand in front of this for a week and still not see everything - amazing detail, amazing depth.

Marriage of Richard "Strongbow" de Clare, Earl of Pemborke and Aoife MacMurrough daughter of Dermot MacMurrough (King of Leinster) and Mor O'Toole. Painted by Daniel Maclise in

Harry Clarke’s Illustrations for Edgar Allan Poe    Irish artist Harry Clarke‘s illustrations for a 1919 collection of Edgar Allan Poe stories.

Harry Clarke’s Illustrations for Edgar Allan Poe

Irish artist Harry Clarke‘s illustrations for a 1919 collection of Edgar Allan Poe stories.

John Rocque’s Dublin - Made mainstream by its inclusion on the old £ 10 note, Rocque’s map of Dublin from 1756 (his Exact Survey of the City and Suburbs of Dublin to give it the exact title) was a major cartographic achievement in its day. It’s historic value lies in how it captured the point in time when the cityscape was being transformed from a medieval warren to the designed streetscapes of the Georgian era.

John Rocque’s Dublin - Made mainstream by its inclusion on the old £ 10 note, Rocque’s map of Dublin from 1756 (his Exact Survey of the City and Suburbs of Dublin to give it the exact title) was a major cartographic achievement in its day. It’s historic value lies in how it captured the point in time when the cityscape was being transformed from a medieval warren to the designed streetscapes of the Georgian era.

Meitheal Adhmaid (Wood Collective) was a collaborative project between Architects, Landscape Architects/Designers, Artists, Sculptors, Designers, Builders, Engineers, Woodworkers, Foresters in association with Industry & Research Agencies. In 2010, they held an exhibition of documented collaborative works with innovative use of timber in experimental protypical works at the Greenhouse on Andrew’s Street, Dublin as part of Design Week & the Innovation Dublin Festival.

Meitheal Adhmaid (Wood Collective) was a collaborative project between Architects, Landscape Architects/Designers, Artists, Sculptors, Designers, Builders, Engineers, Woodworkers, Foresters in association with Industry & Research Agencies. In 2010, they held an exhibition of documented collaborative works with innovative use of timber in experimental protypical works at the Greenhouse on Andrew’s Street, Dublin as part of Design Week & the Innovation Dublin Festival.

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