Founder of Dublin City Gallery, the first known public gallery of modern art in the world. It houses impressionist masterpieces, modern and contemporary Irish art, the Sean Scully Gallery and the Frances Bacon Studio.
Awesome, rich, well done in the extreme. Dignified.
Lady Heath 1928
Hugh Lane by John Singer Sargent.
Frances Bacon Studio. Brought from London. All 7000 pieces.
The Clarence. U2's hotel dead bang in the center of town. Drove down from Collon House after a lavish breakfast. Took about an hour. Dublin has a wonderful vibe. Great scale. Very human. The hotel is made mostly of light oak and has all the right touches in the room. Floor length mirrors, hooks by the door for coats and umbrellas and a lovely terrace looking out over Temple Bar area and Dublin Castle.
The view of The Clarence from across the river Liffey.
Drive to southwest Scotland and board auto ferry - the fast ferry to Belfast. A smooth crossing. 2 1/2 hours. Disembark and drive south through the green country and land at Collon House. 1740. Here's the bed I landed in. Feet up before dinner. What a place.
Good place to land. Part of Hidden Ireland. The lovely Collon House.