This fella arrived at the office earlier this week and then came back again yesterday. He’s sitting up there on the top layer of the office glaring at me. Well, gazing maybe.
Ironically sitting right beside the *Paddy Pigeon* illustration file.
I get very twitchy when I’m working while being watched so I kind of need to find out what I should be doing. He’s ringed but I don’t want to freak him out either or I’ll have Pigeon poo all over my artwork. Any suggestions.
I was commissioned to draw a map of the lovely new walk built by those adorable people at Sligo County Council . Thought I’d send a bit of info about this impossibly beautiful spot in County Sligo if anyone wants to visit
This is not Glencar Waterfall (Leitrim) but is about 2 miles up the road from it on the Sligo Leitrim border.
The gas thing about Sruth in aghaidh an aird (roughly translated: “Stream against the height”) also known as The Devil’s Chimney, is when the wind blows a certain way and it’s been raining the waterfall is sort of upside down.
Bad news for Powerscourt though- Sruth in aghaidh an aird is actually the tallest waterfall in Ireland at an eyewatering 492 ft. Also nearby there’s this remarkable bit of creative forestry which no doubt was planted by a fan of John Paul Jones.
The walk itself is a trip through the beautiful twisty gnarly enchanted woods filled with creatures real and imagined.
The walk was built by Sligo County Council under the stewardship of Michael Carty and Ray O’Grady with kind permission of the landowners, Fiona and Mark.
It’s not hugely demanding on the knees and you can do it in about an hour (but add a couple of hours’ awestruck gazing time).
On the subject of real or imagined, I have a very nice (approx A3) limited edition print to give away to whoever can spot how many monsters there are in that map. Not as easy as it looks lads.
Annie West’s poster for this year’s Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann.
Literally ‘The Music Festival of Ireland’ the Fleadh is the largest single festival of Irish Music in the WORLD and will attract revellers numbering up to 400,000 [all pictured above] over the course of nine days in August.