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About irishfolkartproject

Irish Folk Art Project was set up to identify and recorded examples of Irish 18th and 19th century folk art. Phase one of the project will identifying examples of non funerary stone sculpture in Tipperary & Waterford. It is hoped as the project matures to extend it into other counties.

Stories from the Landscape: The Cat with Two Tails

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Originally posted on Pilgrimage In Medieval Ireland:
Some of you may already know,  apart from my interest in pilgrimage, medieval and modern, I am also very interested in post medieval folk art.  In 2016, I set up the Irish Folk…

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Stone heads from Malta

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Some Galway Folk Art. The story of Stoney Brennan Loughrea

I recently visited a very interesting carving of a stone head on  Westbridge Street Loughrea, Co Galway. The head is said to depict/commemorate a local character  named Stoney Brennan. According to local folklore Stony Brennan was the seventh son of … Continue reading

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Carved Head at Holycross Mill

This week I was reminded of a piece of folk art I had seen a few years ago but had completely forgotten about, until I saw it in book earlier in the week.  The art is a large stone carved … Continue reading

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Folk Art at Tobar Padraig Monivea Co Galway

A few weeks ago Christy Cunnliff the Galway Archaeological  Field Officer brought me to see some seventeenth century folk art in East Co Galway.  For anyone interested in the archaeology and history of Galway, Christy writes the Galway Community Archaeology … Continue reading

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Photogrammetry Results for the Thurles Pillar, part of our Photogrammetry Survey of Folk Art in South Tipperary

In 2016 the Irish Folk Art Project was delighted to receive funding from Rosin O’Grady the Tipperary Heritage Officer to carry out a photogrammetry survey of 10 folk art carvings in Tipperary. Photogrammetry is the method of creating 3D models … Continue reading

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Folk Art at St Patrick’s Holy Well Patrickswell Co Limerick

We have just recorded our second folk art carving in Co Limerick. The carving in question is a limestone plaque located at a holy well located in the village of Patrickswell  Co Limerick. The well is located just off main … Continue reading

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Folk Art in the town of Fethard

Fethard, in South Tipperary is best known for its impressive medieval town walls and parish church and abbey. Tucked away off Main Street on a small laneway called Chapel Lane, is an interesting piece of folk art built into the … Continue reading

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Folk Art in Thurles Co Tipperary

St Bridget’s church site and graveyard (TN041-042003)  is located close to Thurles train station just at the edge of the Thurles to Holycross road.  Once a medieval parish church located outside of the walled town,  the site consists of an … Continue reading

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