There is a real feeling of history in the valley where my wife and I live.  Megalithic tombs and standing stones are to be found and the earthern ramparts of a ring fort act like a centre piece to this ancient setting.  On its way to Lough Corrib the Glenlosh river meanders its way through the valley and the Maumturk mountains, the 'pass of the boar' from which the range gets its name wrap around us in a protective horseshoe shape sheltering us from the Atlantic Ocean.  The rugged beauty and relative isolation of the valley inspired my work as a painter for over 30 years.

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