Dunguaire Castle, Co. Galway

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Watercolour of Dunguaire Castle, Galway, Róisín Curé

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Limited edition print (200). Watercolour area 570 x 238 mm. This painting was made in 2012, Kinvara Bay, Co. Galway.

This is a 12th century castle in Kinvara. It is a big tourist attraction and it is easy to see why: it positively reeks of past centuries, and you can climb to the ramparts and see forever over the beautiful Galway Bay. You can even book a seat at a medieval feast in the evening, where you will be served mead by girls in period costume. Many Irish writers of renown have stayed in Dun Guaire: Yeats, Synge, Shaw. The castle was a hotbed of creativity in the early 20th century.