Art Inspired by Megalithic Monuments
Margaret Walsh - Textile Artist
Margaret Walsh is a textile artist living in Co. Meath, Ireland, and her craft is primarily felting. She
lives very close to where the River Boyne flows out to the Irish sea. Her inspirations are
the ancient sacred sites of the Boyne Valley and the seashore. Margaret is often down by the shore,
hoping to find interesting and unusual items of natural beauty that has been washed up by the tide.
Thomas Sheridan - Artist
Thomas Sheridan is a professional artist living and working in Co. Sligo,
Ireland. His inspiration is drawn from many sources which have touched upon his
life. From the human/spiritual condition within the real and emotional
landscape, to the nature of reality and relationships. An avid reader and
perpetual student; literary and philosophical currents also run heavily
throughout much of his work.
Patricia Mc Ateer - Artist
Her work is contemporary visual in acrylic and mixed media and her use of colour is essential,
not only in the paintings but because colour, movement and light remind her that legends
and mythology in different countries lay the foundation for cultures very different
from us and yet at the same time very similar to us on some inner level.
Paintings inspired by Newgrange
and Ancient Ireland
Dorothy Bentley- Jewellery Artist
moved back to Ireland in 2008 and created Dorothy
Bentley Jewellery Design to showcase her jewellery. Her designs are
inspired by her upbringing in the celtic tradition and by megalithic
symbols, especially the spiral symbols at Newgrange.
Dorothy features interlace knotwork and spirals (infinity symbols) in her
jewellery, because these designs incorporate an ancient tradition with a
uniquely modern style.
Kathryn Gordon - Artist
Kathryn Gordon is a multi-disciplinary visual artist living in the Pacific Northwest
of the United States. She has a long and abiding love of megalithic cultures and sites
brought about by her lifelong passions in history, language, art, and research into
the fields of archaeology, anthropology and mythology.
Kathryn Gerhardt - Artist
expresses myself using the symbols that have become her creative
vocabulary. The symbols, found in the sacred mounds of Newgrange, Dowth, Knowth
and Loughcrew hold great power and inspiration for the artist. The energy given
off by the stones and their carved spirals, circles and diamonds resonate deeply in Kathryn.
Tommy Barr - Artist
The early art of Ireland is rich in highly distinctive motifs, central to
this was the tendency to express ideas by symbol.
Artist Tommy Barr
calls upon this legacy to produce abstract contemporary icons. Many are easily discernible and Tommy
has not sought to disguise their influences. However, his challenge remains, to retain both the
disorder and the potency of the early icons, to speak in our native tongue and to
express that unique and still curious iconic identity.
Sally McKenna - Artist
Her search for sacred space through the discovery of the ancient and holy sites
of Ireland takes the form of a journey from the American South West to the
enveloping mists of Ireland’s ancient holy places.
now lives in the 100-year-old Glore Mill in Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo. The old mill was renovated
into the Glore Mill Follain Art Centre to provide a working sculpture studio and display gardens
for Sally to investigate new design and materials.
Judith Quain - Artist
is a US based artist, through her husband's work in archeoastronomy,
she was introduced to an ancient art form that not only celebrated the phenomenon
of light and shadow but also told the story of how they marked
the unfolding of time.
It was well known that the people of the Neolithic age made
carved symbols called petroglyphs in stone, but it was only recently that the
mystery of these engravings was revealed to be astronomical.
Boyne Valley Private Day Tours
Pick up and return to your accommodation or cruise ship. Suggested day tour:
Newgrange World Heritage site, 10th century High Crosses at Monasterboice,
Hill of Tara the seat of the High Kings of Ireland, Bective Abbey and Trim Castle the largest Norman castle in Ireland