Year: 2021

Poetry Town, Adare Laureate Reveal

Edward O’Dwyer the poet laureate for Adare Poetry Town 2021 reads his poem to us in this video accompanied by the equally wonderful Prionsias McMahon and George Stacpoole. A Poetry Town adventure where the poems of yesteryear Adare, Seán Ó Riada and Gerald Griffin meet that of New Adare..not the participants!

Peer Review

The 2021 Plein Air Competition includes a peer review prize where the plein air entrants get to choose who they think came up with the best paintings on the day. Each entrant can allot their vote to one of the entries displayed in the gallery and send by email to draiochtadare@gmail.com When the paintings have …

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En Plein Air 2021

Date: August 15th, 2021 Venue: Draíocht Art Gallery, Adare Please note there are some changes to allow for safe conduct demanded by CoVid-19 Welcome to en Plein Air, Adare 2021 organised by Draíocht Art Gallery, Adare, the information hub for competition and generously sponsored by Regeneron Ireland with a first prize of €1000. Adare Village, …

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‘Sincerely’ – Leonard Cohen

‘Do not be a Magician – be Magic ‘ A stunning new bronze from Mayo’s John Hogan. ‘Sincerely, L.Cohen’ on exhibit for sale in Draiocht, Adare. #ilovelimerick @indo_travel #fillyourheartwithireland

Vivienne St Clair

Art Currently Available at Draíocht Vivienne St. Clair was born and educated in London. Her earliest memory is holding a paint brush alongside her father. She worked as an archaeological illustrator producing thousands of.drawings, meticulously recording various artifacts for archive and publication, but quietly painting. In 1986 she moved to Ireland painting in earnest and …

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Liam O’Neill

Liam O’Neill is among Ireland’s foremost contemporary artists. Born on Corcha Dhuibhne, West Kerry, Ireland, in 1954, he left aged 17 to pursue a teaching career, but returned there in 2002 to pursue his passion for painting. During his time in Dublin he developed his own personal style painting street scenes and Smithfield horse market …

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Sandy Kennedy

Permanent resident artist with Draíocht Art Gallery, Adare Co. Limerick since 2009. Chelsea School of Art, London. BA studies Fine Art. Visual and Conceptual Artist multidisciplinary practice which includes sculpture, painting, drawing, installation, and film. Skills:Concepts.Research, Curation. Sandy has exhibited in both group and solo exhibitions, nationally and internationally. She has more than fifteen years’ …

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Thank You for Making the List.

5 Reasons to visit Adare. REASON NUMBER 3 Our recent trip to Ireland took us to many places; none as charming and interesting as Adare. Walkable with interesting shops, restaurants and bars to hop into this post will give you my 5 best reasons not to miss it! The fact that the only art gallery …

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Miriam Smithers

Miriam is an established Contemporary Figurative Irish Oil Painter seeking inspiration for her work from looking at the human form in everyday living and life. Her photographs of unplanned gestures, meetings and movements are sources of reference to her work. She acutely observes how we see people visually, their posture, emotion and how we engage …

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