|Paintings and Prints of Ireland by Barrie Maguire|
28" x 22" - Oil on canvas sold
As the story is told, St. Brigid went to the King of Leinster to tell him she needed land upon which to build a convent.
"You do, do you?" replied the king. "How much do you need?"
"We need only the land my cloak will cover - no more", answered Brigid.
"Well if that's all!" said the amused king, "You shall have it. That can be settled easily."
On hearing that, Brigid removed her cloak and laid it on the
ground. Then to the absolute amazement and astonishment
of everyone watching, the cloak began to grow. It grew and
grew. It stretched all round at once, stretching itself out and
Finally it stopped. Brigid looked around her. In every
"And thanks be to me," said the king. "Make good use of it."
Brigid's Cloak - Prints
Limited edition of 250 Giclée prints, signed by the artist, are available for $160 each (plus $20 shipping), unframed.
Image is 18" wide by 12.5" high.
INDEX of Irish Art -
Paintings and Prints of Ireland: