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Enniscorthy: Eileen Gray at Enniscorthy Castle

Enniscorthy: Eileen Gray at Enniscorthy Castle

In addition to learning about its architectural history, spanning the medieval to the modern, visitors to Enniscorthy Castle also have the opportunity to learn about furniture designer Eileen Gray, who was born close to the town. The second of two permanent exhibitions dedicated to Gray’s designs, the display includes examples of her furniture – such as the iconic Bibendum chair and her circular side table.
Eileen Gray: open daily

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Wexford: From the Mountain

Wexford: From the Mountain

Celebrating its 45th anniversary, Wexford Arts Centre, the oldest regional arts centre in the country, in partnership with Wexford County Council, hosts ‘From the Mountain’, where the artworks on show consider our relationship with the natural world and how it has changed radically over time. Featuring works from the Arts Council collection, as well as invited artists: Orla Bates, Stephen Brandes, Fran Greene, Olivia O’Dwyer and Michael John Whelan.
From the Mountain:19 October – 25 November

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Wexford: Parris Portrait at Johnstown

Wexford: Parris Portrait at Johnstown

Designed by Daniel Robertson, Johnstown Castle has recently reopened to the public after a substantial restoration. While enjoying the Castle, visitors can view Edward Thomas Parris’s portrait of Hamilton Knox Grogan Morgan and his family, recently conserved by Pearl O’Sullivan, as well as a commissioned illustration of the site by Danielle Morgan of Flax Fox Designs for the newly opened visitor centre. The Irish Agricultural Museum is also housed in the Castle Estate, showing a display of the history of farming and rural life in Ireland.

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