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Inishative with John Shaw-Rimmington

Inish less or inish more
Inish either Inish or
I’m glad I’m back in Inisheer
I think I’ll have a local beer
Inish woman Inish man
On the isles of Aran
The first Irish coming here to live
Really had inishative

Flattish roundish
Start to finish
Upish downish
Outish Inish

Beyond the view beyond the sky
Almost as far as sea can eye
Before my strength and health diminish
I must return once more to Inish

Attractive views here and there
You see a tractor everywhere
Walls of grey
On greenish isle
random walls in feidin style

Mudders here. Children there
Tursty tourists everywhere
You needn’t be a power house
To climb up to the tower house

It isn’t such a real big hastle
To catch a view from yonder castle

It’s worth the trip on the ferry
To Lands of walls of bramble berry

Words and Image: John Shaw-Rimmington

 

Feile na gCloch 2017 schedule for sketch outs

Féile na gClochsketchers

Feile na gCloch 2017

4 day Sketch-Out Loose Schedule

Thursday 14th Sept

If you arrive early, you might like to enjoy casual sketching along the shore line beyond Tigh Ned’s from 2pm – 4pm.

An Halla 4.30-7PM Welcome and talks (see brochure). An Halla is in the school up behind the sports ground. It is roughly located at number 3 on the map (see below).

Friday

Morning 9am – 1pm sketching the Plassy shipwreck. Meet at 9am sharp at An Halla. The shipwreck is about a 20 minute walk. We will leave An Halla at 9.10am. If you are late, please make your own way to the sketching location. Beyond the beach, walk out past the airport, keeping left along tarmac roads.

(Raining option – Aras Éanna exhibitions. Aras Éanna arts centre is sign-posted from the villages. It is a large grey building towards the west of the island)

Lunch – in Tigh Ned’s down near the harbour

Afternoon 2pm – 4pm sketching the beach and Harbour. Meet on the harbour wall at 2pm. If late, make your own way to the sketching location and get stuck in.

(Raining option – Tigh Ned’s near the harbour)

5PM-7PM talks at An Halla including ‘Tales of the Inis Oírr Zibaldone. Exploring worlds through an artist’s notebook” by sketcher’s Jessica Peel-Yates and James Moore at 6pm.

Dinner Tigh Ruairi 8PM (Dinner not included in price of the weekend)

Social gathering after dinner Tigh Ned’s or Tigh Ruairi’s

Optional – performance by MacDara at Áras Éanna at 9pm. MacDara Ó Conaola is an authentic and highly renowned traditional and sean-nós singer from Inis Oírr. The concert will last one hour. Aras Éanna arts centre is sign-posted from the villages. It is a large grey building towards the west of the island.

Saturday

Morning 9am – 1pm sketching at O’Brien’s Castle / Caislean Ui Bhriain. Meet at 9am sharp at An Halla. O’Brien’s Castle is about a 10 minute walk. We will leave An Halla at 9.10am. If you are late, please make your own way to the sketching location. Follow the tarmac road between the sports field and the campsite, turning right up the hill at the sign to the Seaweed Cafe and continue up the hill.

(Raining Option – Cafe Una near the harbour)

Lunch – in Tigh Ned’s down near the harbour

Afternoon 2pm – 4pm Sketching the Dry Stone Wallers

(Raining option – TBC)

Dinner Tigh Ruairi 8PM (Dinner not included in price of the weekend)

Social gathering after dinner Tigh Ned’s or Tigh Ruairi’s

Sunday

9 am – 1pm Sketching Teampall Chaomháin, the sunken church. Meet at 9am sharp at An Halla. Teampall Chaomháin  is about a 10 minute walk. We will leave An Halla at 9.10am. If you are late, please make your own way to the sketching location. Beyond the beach, look out for the gravetones on a small hill.