Morning Across the Boyne, ©John O’Grady 2014
Oil on deep edged Beech Panel, 20.4 cm x 15 cm x 3.7cm deep (approx. 8″ x 6″, no need to frame and ready to hang)
The river Boyne rises in County Kildare, weaves its way through the rolling hills of Co Meath and flows into the Irish sea. It travels through some of the most historic sites in Ireland.
One such place is Newgrange featured in this painting. It’s an ancient megalithic passage tomb dated to circa 3200 BC and aligned to let the sun rays light the chambers on the winter solstice.
On the morning I visited there, the day started off with a blueish autumnal mist hanging over the river. I could imagine the people who had built Newgrange fishing the same stretch of river 5000 years ago on such a cool morning.
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