Tuesday 17 October 2017

The seven images that reveal Ireland's most stunning rugged islands

Will colour Sunset Achill Island Photo: George Karbus
Will colour Sunset Achill Island Photo: George Karbus
Ancient Ruins Cape Clear Photo:Rohan Reilly
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The landscape pictures of seven of Ireland’s most accomplished photographers have shown the most stunning rugged islands in Ireland.

A new exhibition called ‘An t-Oileán - The Island by The IrishLight Collective’, showcases spectacular images captured on Dalkey Island (Dublin), Inis Mor (Galway) the Skelligs (Kerry), Bere Island (Cork), Cape Clear (Cork), Achill Island (Mayo) and Ireland’s Eye (Dublin).

Will colour Sunset Achill Island Photo: George Karbus
Will colour Sunset Achill Island Photo: George Karbus
Ancient Ruins Cape Clear Photo:Rohan Reilly
Dramatic light and ancient structure Inis Mor Photo: Daragh Muldowney
Dranmatic Light Achill Island, Co Mayo. Photo Michael Mc Laughlin
Fading Light Bere Island Photo: Norman McCloskey
Dramatic conditions Skelligs Photo: Peter Cox
The power of the ocean Tory Island Photo: Peter Gordon

The images were captured by Daragh Muldowney, George Karbus, Michael McLaughlin, Norman McCloskey, Peter Cox, Peter Gordon and Rohan Reilly.

Speaking at the exhibition opening, IrishLight founder Peter Gordon said: "As part of IrishLight 2017 it seemed fitting to explore the notion of Irish islands as individuals and bring the work together to see if common themes would emerge.  Isolation and space have come to the fore in these images, which is something that defines the very nature of islands and our art as landscape photographers."

Gordon added: "IrishLight aims to bring the best professional Irish-based landscape photographers together with the outstanding international practitioners in the field, while also mobilising the amazing enthusiastic talent that exists in Ireland and abroad. 

"Building on last year’s success, the 2017 festival provides a platform for inspiring exhibitions and education, with the Irish landscape once again providing the perfect backdrop.”

For more information visit www.irishlight.ie or check out our Facebook page.

Dramatic light and ancient structure Inis Mor Photo: Daragh Muldowney
Dramatic light and ancient structure Inis Mor Photo: Daragh Muldowney

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