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Cloch / Stone

September 15, 2022 @ 8:30 pm - September 25, 2022 @ 4:00 pm

Photograph by Hwan Jin Jo (Jeju Island, Korea)

A photographic exhibition with artists Cormac Coyne (Inis Oirr), Jacqui Devenney Reed (Donegal), and Hwan Jin Jo (Jeju Island, Korea) opens in the gallery at Aras Eanna Ionad Ealaine this evening.

The opening of the exhibition (8.30pm) also marks the official welcome of a group of stone masons from Jeju Island, Korea, and delegates from the Irish Korean Stone Culture Art Exchange 2022 to Inis Oirr for the Féile na gCloch festival this weekend.

Since the dawn of civilisation stone has left clues to our ancestors through carvings, structures, walls and buildings. From burial chambers, dolmens to mounds of stone atop mountains marking a burial site of a legendary hero, the round towers, holy wells and ornate Celtic tall crosses depicting early Christianity and gateposts, millstones, plaques and sea markers all leaving clues to how our ancestors lived.

Áras Éanna Arts Centre, Inis Oírr, is delighted to commisson these exceptional photographers to produce an exhibition celebrating stone.

Their brief for this exhibition was one word ‘Stone’.

Local musicians will perform live music at the arts centre for the launch. All Féile na gCloch attendees and anyone on Inis Oirr this evening is invited to attend.

The exhibition runs until Sunday, September 25 (11 to 4pm, except Monday).


Photograph by Jacqui Devnney Reed.

A view of Inis Oirr and the Cliffs of Moher. Photograph by Cormac Coyne.

While you are here, why not browse through Cormac Coyne’s wonderful 2020 online exhibition ‘Inis Oirr in Lockdown’. Cormac continued to take photos of the island when restrictions prevented non-islanders travelling to Inis Oirr.



September 15, 2022 @ 8:30 pm
September 25, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
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