The votes are in.
Reader Feargus has won the beautiful set of new Irish Walk prints by Offaly-born, Dublin-based graphic designer Emily McKeagney (available at Jam Art Prints).
We asked for your favourite walk.
My favourite walk – especially in lockdown – has been the short but steep climb up Croghan Hill in Emily McKeagney’s native Offaly. It may only be a little over 200m high but the panoramic views are amazing at that elevation; across the local bogs and meadows; over to the Hill of Uisneach and down to the Slieve Blooms; and further afield to Wicklow, Down, Tipperary and Galway. Catch it on a day of scudding clouds and the play of light across the landscape is mesmerizing. The beautiful carvings and haiku engravings at the summit are an intriguing interpretation of the hill’s volcanic origins and its folklore. A plaque at St Patrick’s Well commemorates the time pope John Paul II flew over the Croghan Hill on his way to Clonmacnoise, although it doesn’t mention that he was in a helicopter at the time. Hopefully Emily will be inspired to add it to her series.
Previously: Walk This Way
The Creation of Pints by Fuchsia Macaree
With Fuschia Macaree‘s Michelangelo-inspired print on offer, we asked for your best pun of a famous painting that includes some sort of alcoholic beverage in the title. Moira Cardiff wins the print with her suggestion: Salvador Dali’s The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory loss (after a night on the tear). Thanks all