Downpatrick Head By Spires StudioSKU
Product Type: Framed photographic art print with a glass finish. Part of the 'Wild Atlantic Way' collection.
Outer Frame Size: 23" x 20"
'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.
Downpatrick Head: Downpatrick Head is a majestic heritage site found about 5km north of Ballycastle village. Jutting out into the ocean and rising almost 40m above the waves, it provides unparalleled views of the Atlantic, including the unique collection of islands known as the Staggs of Broadhaven. You can also spot the nearby Dún Briste sea stack, with its different coloured layers of rock and nesting sea birds. In addition to the natural scenery and wildlife, Downpatrick Head is home to the ruins of a church, holy well and stone cross, which together mark the site of an earlier church founded by St Patrick. Ireland's patron saint is also honoured with a statue that was built in the early 1980s. Given its religious associations, Downpatrick Head was once a popular destination for pilgrims, who came here each year on the last Sunday of July, known as 'Garland Sunday'. Today that tradition lives on, and mass is still celebrated at Downpatrick Head on that same day.
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 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'