Irish Art and Culture Photos

The art of Ireland ranges from carved stones by Megalithic peoples, to Medieval Christian works, to Celtic Revival designs, to modern arts & crafts.

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Megalithic Carvings of Ireland Passage tomb entrance guarded by Megalithic-carved swirl at Newgrange. Ireland Neolithic carved design at Knowth. Ireland Neolithic carved stone with river-like design at Knowth. Ireland
Christian Monasteries of Ireland Romanesque octagonal Lavabo in cloister at Old Mellifont Abbey. Ireland Rock of Cashel, a hill top monastery. Ireland Tower houses in walls at Kells Priory. Ireland
Irish High Crosses Irish high cross, Temple Conner & Temple Finian at Clonmacnoise. Ireland Detailed view of an Irish high cross at Clonmacnoise. Ireland Eve & Adam with Cain & Abel on Muiredach's high cross at Monasterboice. Ireland
Irish Christian Church Carvings Carved nave corbel with human figures & fighting animals at Boyle Abbey. Knocknashee, Ireland Stone face in Lady Chapel at Tintern Abbey. Ireland Cloister enclosure carving of Christian figure between double columns at Jerpoint Abbey. Ireland
Irish Christian Tomb Carvings Grave slab reading "prayer for Odran who had knowledge" in Irish at Clonmacnoise museum. Ireland Details of Celtic carvings at Jerpoint Abbey. Ireland Sarcophagus carved with Celtic knots in Cormac's Chapel at Rock of Cashel. Cashel, Ireland
Irish Monastery Floor Tiles Ancient painted ceramic floor tiles at Christ Church Cathedral. Dublin, Ireland Ancient painted ceramic floor tiles at Christ Church Cathedral. Dublin, Ireland Medieval floor tile designs with red circling those found at Old Mellifont Abbey. Ireland
Irish Round Towers Round tower at Glendalough. Ireland Round Tower & Irish crosses at Rock of Cashel. Ireland Round Tower beside St Canice's Cathedral, Kilkenny. Ireland
Irish Christian Decorative Arts Gilded silver chalice from Reerasta, Limerick at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland Copper alloy crucifixion plaque possibly from Killaloe at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland Waterford processional cross at Museum of Treasures. Waterford, Ireland
Irish Pins Silver Irish penannular brooch at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland Silver Irish brooch - penannular from Kildare at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland Gold Waterford ring brooch at Museum of Treasures. Waterford, Ireland
Ancient Irish Gold Gold dress fasteners at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland Gold disk from ear-spool from Enniscorthy at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland Gold ribbon torc from Belfast at National Museum of Ireland Archaeology. Dublin, Ireland
Irish Harps Brian Boru Harp at Old Trinity Library. Dublin, Ireland Irish harp carving on Cellarette in dining room at Dublin Castle. Dublin, Ireland Waterford glass harp given to former Irish president at Aras an Uachtarain. Dublin, Ireland
Irish Celtic Revival Arts Silver dish by Joseph Johnson Jr. of Dublin at National Museum Decorative Arts & History. Dublin, Ireland Celtic revival graphic at Pearse Museum. Dublin, Ireland Post Car graphic by Jack B. Yeats at Pearse Museum. Dublin, Ireland
Irish 2-wheeled Carts Traditional Irish wagon with fenders for passengers to sit sideways parked in Folk Village, Glencolumbkille. Ireland Decorative cart with milk can & vintage cottages in Dingle. Dingle, Ireland Horse carts at Hughes House at Ulster American Folk Park. Omagh, Northern Ireland
Irish Silver Silver-gilt Monteith or punchbowl by Thomas Bolton of Dublin at National Museum Decorative Arts & History. Dublin, Ireland Silver table snuff box by Edmond Johnson of Dublin at National Museum Decorative Arts & History. Dublin, Ireland Silver coffee pot by Brian Clarke of Dublin & goblet by Francis Girard of Dublin at National Museum Decorative Arts & History. Dublin, Ireland
Irish Waterford Glass Sculpted Georgian plaster ceiling decoration with Waterford chandelier at Christ Church Cathedral. Waterford, Ireland Glass piggin possibly Waterford at Ulster Museum. Belfast, Northern Ireland Glass turn over rim bowl possibly Waterford at Ulster Museum. Belfast, Northern Ireland
Irish Belleek Porcelain Porcelain Art Nouveau butter dish & scent bottle in case by Belleek at Ulster Museum. Belfast, Northern Ireland Porcelain water lily centerpiece by Belleek at Ulster Museum. Belfast, Northern Ireland Porcelain grass pattern teapot by Belleek at Ulster Museum. Belfast, Northern Ireland
Irish Art at National Gallery of Ireland Self-portrait by Nathaniel Hone the Elder at National Gallery of Ireland. Dublin, Ireland Connemara Girl painting by Augustus Nicholas Burke at National Gallery of Ireland. Dublin, Ireland The Liffey Swim painting by Jack Butler Yeats at National Gallery of Ireland. Dublin, Ireland

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