Irish Watercolor of Dunguaire Castle Galway by Keith Thompson

Irish Watercolor of Dunguaire Castle Galway by Keith Thompson.


Irish Watercolor of Dunguaire Castle Galway by Keith Thompson



Lovely little piece of Irish Art……………an Irish Watercolor of Dunguaire Castle, Galway by Keith Thompson.

Framed under glass.

We are particularly fond of this little piece ………because………. Dunguaire Castle is the Ancestral Home of the O’Shaughnessy Clan !!! No bias here !!! LOL

Dunguaire Castle is located in Kinvara, Co. Galway….about 20 mins from Galway City on the West Coast of Ireland.

The family castle has been fully restored and sits on a small peninsula that juts out into the famous Galway Bay !

It is now a well known tourist attraction in Ireland.

This is by well known Irish Artist …. Keith Thompson and signed by him on the watercolor and on the Matte, in pencil.

Enjoy !!!

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DUNGUAIRE CASTLE: Dunguaire Castle (Irish: Dún Guaire) is a 16th-century tower house on the southeastern shore of Galway Bay in County Galway, Ireland, near Kinvarra (also spelled Kinvara). The name derives from the Dun of King Guaire, the legendary king of Connacht. The castle's 75-foot tower and its defensive wall have been restored, and the grounds are open to tourists during the summer.The 19th century Gaelic scholar John O'Donovan states in his Ordnance Survey letters for County Galway and his book The Genealogies, Tribes and Customs of the Hy-Fiachrach that Dunguaire was built by the Ó hEidhin clan, chiefs of Coill Ua bhFiachrach, the district around Kinvara, and also of Uí Fiachrach Aidhne an area coextensive with the diocese of Kilmacduagh covering the part of county County Galway between The Burren and Galway Bay to the west and Slieve Aughty to the east.

Dunguaire Castle was used in the 1969 Walt Disney movie Guns in the Heather, featuring Kurt Russell, in which the castle was featured as Boyne Castle. It was also the Scottish castle home of the main character in the 1979 film North Sea Hijack.

Much contoversy surrounds who built Dunguaire Castle in 1520.............most materials will tell you it was built by the O'Hynes Clan...........BUT it was built by the O'Shaughnessy Clan........who lost it in a power struggle to the O'Hynes Clan. Just goes to prove that History is written by the victors !!!! LOL

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunguaire_Castle
Link: http://www.ireland.com/en-us/what-is-available/food-and-drink/destinations/republic-of-ireland/galway/kinvara/all/1-53377/?gclid=CPuNuunfjswCFYGFaQod6GgJPQ

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Irish Watercolor of Dunguaire Castle Galway by Keith Thompson.

Provenance: Bought at Dunguaire Castle, Ireland.

Dimensions: 14.75" x 12.75"

Price: $360.00. Sale Price Now: $260.00 - SOLD

 

Irish Watercolor of Dunguaire Castle, Galway by Keith Thompson

Irish Watercolor of Dunguaire Castle, Galway by Keith Thompson

Dinguaire Castle by K Thompson