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Irish Art. Pre-Christian Ireland 7000 –2000 B.C. Court cairns : consist of a stone forecourt area, with chambers used for burials, covered with a long cairn. They were built from c4000 BC and are found throughout Ireland. Dolmen.

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Irish art

Irish Art


Irish art

Pre-Christian Ireland 7000 –2000 B.C.

  • Court cairns: consist of a stone forecourt area, with chambers used for burials, covered with a long cairn. They were built from c4000 BC and are found throughout Ireland.


Dolmen

Dolmen

  • The word Dolmen means stone table in Breton. Most were built around 2000 BC along Ireland's East Coast.

  • The most obvious of early Stone Age tombs are dolmen.A large slab top three or more large stones. They can weigh up to 100 tons. It was an enormous feat of engineering. There are more than 1400 in Ireland.

  • They are mentioned in Irish legends too. Diarmuid and Gráinne allegedly slept under one when they eloped.


Newgrange

Newgrange

  • Newgrange, built around 3,200 BC and recently restored, is a great circular mound of earth and stone 250 feet in diameter encircled by a ring of standing stones. The interior is solid except for a single stone-lined and -capped passage 62 feet long and 3 feet wide which terminates close to the centre of the mound in main chamber with a corbelled vault 20 feet high and three recessed chambers.


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  •  The entrance, in front of which is a massive curbstone (10 feet long, 4 feet high) carved with spirals and lozenges, incoporates a roof box which allows the sun, at sunrise on the morning of the winter solstice on December 21, to penetrate the full length of the interior passage all the way to the main chamber. A similar carefully calculated phenomenon is also found at Abu Simbel in Egypt.


Bronze age 2000 500 b c

Bronze Age 2000 – 500 B.C.


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Iron Age500B.C – A.D. 400

Broighter Boat

Broighter Collar


Early christian period 5 th 6 th centuries

Early Christian Period 5th & 6thCenturies

Skellig

Kerry Coast


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Gallarus Oratory Co. Kerry


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Stone Carving

Carandonagh Cross Co. Donegal

Fahan Mura Slab


High christian period 7 th 8 th century

High Christian Period 7th & 8th Century

North Cross Aheny

Cross of Moone Co. Kildare


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Ardagh Chalice


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Tara Brooch


Viking invasions 9 th 10 th centuries

Viking Invasions 9th & 10th Centuries


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Round Tower


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Muirdeach’s Cross

Monasterboice

The finest of the high crosses.


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Manuscripts

The Book of Kells


The medieval period 11 th 12 th centuries

The Medieval period 11th & 12th Centuries


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Cross of Cong


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Eighteenth Century Irish Georgian Period


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James Barry Neoclassical Painter 1741-1806


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Walter Osbourne 1859 - 1903


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Influenced by

French

Plein-air Painting


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William Leech 1881-1968


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Paul Henry 1876-1958


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Jack Butler Yates 1871-1957

Son of John Butler Yates and brother of poet W.B.Yeats


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Louis Le Brocquy


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