An interview with Michael Brogan and Patricia Brehony-Martyn. This is to mark the opening of Ireland in Focus: Photographing the 1950s. The exhibition seeks to highlight the way in which three photographers, from France and North America, saw and portrayed Ireland of the 1950s, through the places they visited and the people they photographed.
The photographs of Paris-based American anthropologist, Robert Cresswell, who lived for over a year in Kinvara during 1955 and 1956, will also be shown. Cresswell took over four hundred photographs in the Kinvara area, including an exceptional set of Kodakchrome slides. The photographs were taken as part of his fieldwork in a 1950s’ rural community in transition. He published his findings in what is now regarded as a seminal anthropological study of rural life, Une Communauté Rurale de l’Irlande.
The exhibition is being formally opened tomorrow, 21 November 2019, by President Michael Higgins.
All of the Cresswell Photo Archive are available to view on this website. Simply click on the links at the top of the page.
Kinvara Walks are starting their Burren Guided Walks this Friday (Good Friday) for the Summer season. Walks on Friday & Easter Sunday, then every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday in April. From May until the end of August there will be walks every day. Continue reading “Burren Guided Walks”
Kinvara Walks are holding a Christmas walk on Wednesday, 27 December at 10.45. The walk is ideal for any of you who have over-indulged and want to burn off some of those calories, Continue reading “Christmas Burren Walk”
We are looking for new members anyone who would like to start playing badminton. We have a session for beginners and improvers on Monday evenings from 8pm – 10pm. Fee of €5 per session to cover rental of hall and purchase of shuttlecocks. Suitable for all ages