Newgrange

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.   More ...

Margaret Walsh - Textile Artist


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.   More ...

Thomas Sheridan - Artist


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.

An Exhibition of paintings by Patricia Mc Ateer was on display the Brú Na Bóinne Visitor Centre for the month of April 2009.  More...
Patricia Mc Ateer - Artist


Dorothy Bentley- Jewellery Artist

Dorothy Bentley learned the art of Lost Wax Sculpting in Venice Beach, California. Dorothy 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. Every piece is handcrafted and unique. The Celtic knots, twisted, plaited and interwoven in an endless flow represent the spiritual unbroken "thread of Life". More ...
Newgrange Pendant


Kathryn Gordon - Artist

Kathryn Gordon 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.   More ...
Newgrange


Kathryn Gerhardt - Artist

Kathryn Gerhardt 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.   More ...
Newgrange


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. This premeditated abstraction resulted in beautiful and curious icons.

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. More ...

Srahwee by Tommy Barr


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 bright sunshine of the American South West to the enveloping mists of Ireland’s ancient holy places.

Sally McKenna 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.   More ...
Newgrange by Sally McKenna


Judith Quain - Artist

Judith Quain 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.   More ...
Newgrange Kerbstone by Judith Quain
Day Tours Dublin

Boyne Valley Tours

Boyne Valley Tours Private Tours by Limousine or Mercedes-Benz Minivan. Pick up and return to your accommodation or cruise ship. Suggested day tour: Brú na Bóinne Visitors Centre and Newgrange, the 10th century High Crosses and Round Tower at Monasterboice, Hill of Tara the seat of the High Kings of Ireland, Bective Abbey and Trim Castle the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland.  More ...
Boyne Valley Tours