After A Trip To Ireland, Artist Decided To Paint Its Stunning Landscapes As Beautiful Watercolors

According to Carsten Wieland: “The Cliffs of Moher may be one of the first things to come to my mind when thinking about the typical Irish landscape. And probably one thinks about the color green, too. When I arrived for a short trip to Ireland, I had, in fact, the feeling that the whole landscape is created from an unbelievable richness of variations in green.” More: Carsten Wieland, Instagram...

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The British And Irish Association Of Zoos And Aquariums Has Announced The Winning Images In Its Annual Photography Competition

The British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) has announced the winning images in its annual photography competition. The 2020 winners show the important work of zoos and aquariums at an immensely challenging time. After months of closures, these conservation organisations are reeling from the financial impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. Winner, Life in a BIAZA Collection...

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Irish Artist Makes Magnificent Surreal Masks That Speak To Modern Concerns

Threadstories is a visual artist from Ireland who has been making waves with her sea creature-esque masks, made from colourful threads she intricately weaves onto a ground surface. As a child she was exposed to handicrafts such as knitting, crochet and numerous other domestic textile craft, which her mother and grandmother ultimately passed onto her. More: Instagram h/t: i-D “By the time it...

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Hotpants, Cigarettes, Harp Lager And Guinness – A Belfast Student Party In 1970

It’s a student party in Wolseley Street in Belfast – what would be called the University Quarter these days. It’s Christmas time in 1970 and students from Queen’s University live it up on Harp lager and tins of Guinness. These wonderful photos are courtesy of Norman Craig. More: Flickr h/t:

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Vintage Photographs Of Welsh Coracle Men With Their Catch Of Fish In The Early 20th Century

Though many types of boats have evolved, flourished for a time, and then been replaced, the coracle, which Caesar described, and even adopted in his Iberian campaign, has remained practically unchanged in a thousands years. Made of split birch and a canvas skin, it is still used for fishing in the rapid-running rivers of West Ireland. It is the most portable of craft, as can be seen in the...

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The Irish Farming Calendar For 2020 Is Here And It’s Really Quite Something

While we’re reluctant to start talking about Christmas yet – it’s still too early – it is perfectly acceptable to chat about Halloween plans because the spooky festivities are just a few days away. On that note, do you have your pumpkin sourced and ready to be carved? If not, what better reminder to get than a topless farmer that’s just having the craic on top of some...

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Photographer Joseph Philippe Bevillard Captured The Secret Lives Of Irish Travellers Revealed In Intimate Portraits

Ttese fascinating pictures captured over a decade show the secret lives of Irish travellers. Photographer Joseph Philippe Bevillard shares work from his ongoing series documenting these travellers’ lives through intimate portraits. Irish Travellers (Irish: an lucht siúil, meaning ‘the walking people’), are a traditionally itinerant ethnic group whose members maintain a set of...

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Irish Street Artist Creates Anaglyph Mural Of Edward Bruce, The Last High King Of Ireland

ACHES was just invited by the good people from Seek Dundalk to paint for their first ever festival. As usual with ACHES, the piece is technically incredible and shows an image of “Edward Bruce”, the disputed last High King of Ireland. More: Instagram h/t: streetartnes Painted on Francis street in Dundalk, a couple of feet from where he was crowned High King of Ireland in 1315. Bruce died in the...

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Great Portraits Of Ireland And The Irish At The Turn Of The 19th Century

Four boys at the Rocking Stone at Islandmagee, County Antrim.1870 Ireland in the late 19th Century was all boulders, rocks, pigs, plus fours, mud and stoicism. Well, it is if these photographs of the period are our guide. For people of great wit, anecdote and gab, the subjects look remarkably glum. You can detect a hint of merriment in the eyes of the cricket team, one or two of the lifeboat men...

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2019 Irish Farmer Calendar Is Here!

Who needs beefy firemen or hot policemen calendars when you can have this amazing thing hanging on your wall? Featured below are the funniest photos from Irish Farmer Calendar 2019 issue and previous years. Scroll down and enjoy! More: Irish Farmer Calendar h/t:

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