Tory Island


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Tory Island, or simply Tory, is an island 14.5 kilometres off the north-west coast of County Donegal  and is the most remote inhabited island of Ireland.

It is also known in Irish as Oileán Thoraí or, historically, Oileán Thúr Rí. The word Tory comes from the Middle Irish word Tóraidhe which means bandit.

Boat connects the 100 + islanders to the vast strand of Macheroarty. (Machaire Rabhartaigh – In Irish, the plain of the spring tide)

Tory Island is now what Ireland once was.

From the artist:

“Going in to Tory is stepping into the ancient. The most northerly part of Ireland holds the oldest form of the Irish language and a landscape which captures hearts immediately. My first visit many years ago would be the first of many. I understood how the artist Derek Hill would make the island his home and open the islanders to world renown as artists. This sunset captured from west town gives a rich homage to the rugged beauty from the island and to the Atlantic.”

Geralyn Mulqueen, Irish Artist, based in Downpatrick Co Down, Ireland.

Geralyn uses colour spontaneously in the emotional translation and captures the essence of reflection and emergence uniquely felt by the individual. The pieces are vital and honest, always allowing for movement and growth. Geralyn has exhibited across Europe – Berlin, London, Paris and Dublin, The MAC in Belfast 2019, Dubai 2020. Featured artist 2019 Stendhal Festival.

Subject Tory Island
Width 40cm
Height 40cm
Framing Unframed
Materials Oil with knife on linen

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