Experience the beauty of West Kerry
This West of Ireland Painting Course is set in studio in Dun Chaoin (Dunquin) on the tip of the Dingle Peninsula overlooking the Blasket Islands for which it is named. With it's dramatic scenery and rich culture, the Dingle Peninsula has attracted artists like John Millington Synge and Jack B.Yeats, as well as Irish language scholars who came to study the Irish spoken in this most westerly point on the island of Ireland. The great Blasket Island itself was home to famous Irish writers such as Thomas O Criomhthainn, Muiris O Suilleabhain and the great folklorist Peig Sayers.
The Painting Weekends, under the guidance of experienced tutors the courses are suitable for both the novice and the more experienced artist. A setting of natural beauty where green hills dotted with wildflowers and ancient stone beehives curve to dramatic cliffs that meet the sea provides ample inspiration and support for the days of challenging work. From the dawns over the mountains to the spectacular sunsets in the western sky, both landscape and seascape are bathed in veils of supple and ever-changing colour and light.