Paintings and Prints of Ireland
by Barrie Maguire

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piebald-soul
Piebald-soul

20" x 16" - oil on canvas   sold (prints available)

PIEBALD-SOUL

"It is said in Ceannconn -- the Head of the Hound --
the Black and Tans came for my great-grandfather's horse, a piebald horse that ate windfall apples from a child's palm,  who back-burdened their small farm, who cart-pulled a whole clan the miles to Schull for Sunday mass.

They came for his horse as they came for all others,
with no intent of any speedy return.
Paddy Callaghan, staying gravestone silent, stared at the horse who reared full height on his back legs,
brandished hooves more deadly than smuggled Fenian guns.

So the Black and Tans went away,
passed the family in their moonlight ransacking.
If Paddy and his piebald came wandering towards
a boreen checkpoint, the makeshift soldiers stood aside as if he was Lord of West Cork, his family the heirs.

Has his Ceannconn nature passed through our blood, a piebald-soul that can incite bone-crushing wildness? Come between me and mine, and we'll see."

                        -- WILD HORSES by Denise Blake

                          from TAKE A DEEP BREATH,
                                  Summer Palace Press

 

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NATURAL ABSTRACTS:

Ramelton Fantasy - Lough Swilly Abstract - Reflecting on Gougane Lake - Three Irish Robins - Gougane Barra - Moville Pier - St. Ciaran's Shells - Dunree Head

 IRELAND AND THE IRISH, LANDSCAPES, COTTAGES, SHEEP:

The Burren: After the Rain - Crossing Dingle - Pastel Burren - Lyons Pub - M ODonovan - Himself & Herself - Connemara Dreamer - Road to Lisdoonvarna - Maam Cross - Allihies Parish - Mountry Sentry - Fanore Hill - Rainy Day in Clare - Burren Thistle - Donegal Cottage - I Remember Ireland - Celtic Biker - Stairway to Heaven - Window on Innismore - Aran islands - Dunworley Strand - Timoleage Abbey - West Cork - Water Lily - Five Irishmen - Listowel - Cemetery South of Enniskillen - Cemetery South of Enniskillen - Rathmullan #1 - Morning Nap Sheep - The Face of Ireland - Suppertime in Kerry - Achill Ram - Windy Connemara Sheep - Connor Pass Sentry - Show Off - sheep - Bunratty Castle Hen -  Lowtide near RoundstoneCounty Limerick from Heaven - Achill RamDingle Aire - Magpie - The Green Door - Loughros Beg - Kylemore Lough - Donegal Castle - Your Man - The Bay - Connor Pass - Loughros Beg Morning - Celtic Roundup - SheepIrish Quilt Prints- Prints of Ireland - The Irish Quilt - Digital prints of Irish Rocks - Lough Swilly - Giants Causeway - Almost Home - Finbar's Rowboat - Loughros Beg Dunes - Echo Lake Lilly - Bonnie's Onion - Black Abbey Angel - Queen of Donegal - Culdaff Pier - Spike Maguire
- John Buck - Portrait of the Artist as an Old Man - Kerry Gold: Pat Talbot's Cows - Inishmaan Pub - St. Mullins Meditation - Kilcooney Evening - Queen of Inishmaan -