Doonagore Castle By Spires StudioSKU
Artist: Spires Studio
Spires Studio is a collaboration of artists, crafts people & designers who have always worked in the creative industry. Born in county Tyrone on the 8th of Feb 1988, we started life in humble surroundings on the outskirts of Omagh town.
We have always worked in the fields of art, design, sculpture, painting, fused glass, framing and graphics throughout Ireland, the UK and internationally from Ethiopia to America and even Switzerland, not to mention Cruise Liners on the Med.
Based in a truly unique wagon topped building with a brook running below our artisans create lots of wild, weird & wonderful things many sold on a totally exclusive bases. Lead by Colm, Damien, Leona & Rachel for almost 30 years, the business has gone from strength to strength and Spires artworks can be seen in many locations around the globe.
Our vision has always been to create 'art for all'
Product Type: Framed art with a glass finish.
'Wild Atlantic Way' Collection: The Wild Atlantic Way is 2600 km (1600 miles) in length, is one of the longest defined coastal route in the world. It winds its way all along the Irish west coast from the Inishowen Peninsula in the north down to the picturesque town of Kinsale, County Cork, in the south. This route from start to finish unfolds the wonders of nature, the power of the ocean and its imprint on the west coast of Ireland, and the stunning countryside in all its diversity. Enchanting villages are nestled along the coast as well as ancient monuments - their origins having long sunk into the mists of oblivion dot the landscape. Behind every bend on this magical coastal road a new delight awaits.
The wild Atlantic with its unrestrained and untameable tides and storms has continuously been moulding the west coast of Ireland. With a constant meeting of water and land, a deeply indented and wild terrain has emerged with towering cliffs, spellbinding bays and beaches, mystical islands, always changing and never reaching the end. In the isolation or perhaps expressed in a different way living near and with the Atlantic at your doorstep has ensured that old traditions and the Irish language have been preserved.
Doonagore Castle: A round 16th-century tower house with a small walled enclosure located about 1 km above the coastal village of Doolin in County Clare, Ireland. Its name may mean "the fort of the rounded hills" or the "fort of the goats"; it sits on a hill overlooking Doolin Point and, along with a nearby higher radio mast, is used as a navigational point by boats approaching Doolin Pier. Doonagore Castle is at present a private holiday home, inaccessible to the public.
In September 1588, a ship of the Spanish Armada was wrecked below the castle. 170 survivors were caught by the High Sheriff of Clare, Boetius Clancy, hanged at Doonagore Castle and buried in a barrow near Doolin called Cnocán an Crochaire.
Size: 23" x 20"