Fáilte! Welcome!

Le Chéile at W.A.S. Ballydehob

Delighted & honoured to be showing as part of the first W.A.S. Members’ Show, entitled, Le Chéile, featuring work from 18 of the members. The show will be running through December.


Fite Fuaite

Ag reáchtáil Tob-Ghaeltacht —- Hosting a Pop-Up Gaeltacht in 49, North St., Skibb. the final Thursday of the month at 2.00pm. For those who are fluent, hesitant or even without any Irish. Fáilte roimh chách.         Next: 15th Dec. 2.00pm.

Irish classes for beginners and intermediate levels at various times during the week. In Ballydehob and Glengarriff. Contact me for details 086 053 1255.


Honoured to have been part of West Cork Feel Good Festival 2022 . Great to sing a song or two with the wonderful poet,  Julie Goo on Thursday 6th at 7.00pm in 49, North St. And Éirí-Ital the show at Levis’ Corner House on Sunday 9th Oct. , an eclectic smorgasbord of poetry, music, craic and dancing with a cast of thousands was oney massive! Thurs.13th will see me back at 49, North St., Skibb at 1.00pm, relaunching the Fite Fuaite Pop-Up Gaeltacht. Am álainn, cúpla amhrán agus craic. Finally, on Sat. 15th Oct. at 1.00pm, in 49, North St., Skibbereen, the great poet, Paddy Bushe  read from his wonderful work. Eipiciúil


Haiku of the week

In nacreous pre-dawn,
blackbird’s panicked alarm call.
The cat’s on his rounds.

For more about haiku, click here. Then, browse my Haiku of the Week Archives


Having fun at The Given Note, a morning of poetry and song in Working Artist Studios for the Ballydehob Folk Festival.


Tabhair tacaíocht d’ealaíontóirí áitiúla!

Support artists you know, who are local, who need your support!

Ceol! Leabhair! Music! Books! 

le Paul Ó Colmáin:

New work: Jazz Book, a limited edition artbook of lino prints of Jazz Greats


also: i ndomhain a lino print series.


The books & cds are also available in the wonderful

 Forest & Flock, Bantry

Working Artist Studios and Ballydehob Post Office.

Ranganna agus ceardlanna Gaeilge agus ealaíona trí Ghaeilge (óg is aosta) le fail.

Irish classes and art classes/ workshops through Irish available for young & old.


Uisce faoi thalamh. Hidden. Buried.

In practising my Art, I am  attempting to uncover an artefact in this bog that belongs to me.

“…glimpsed with atavistic instinct…”

Our language, Culture and Landscape are all connected. I cannot separate them.

“…gan teanga: gan anam..”

Like the Early Christian Irish monks, I seek to describe and marvel at Nature and express my response to it. Then to explore that response. To imagine and re-imagine.

My visual art, poetry and music and language are intertwined.

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