Cork Culture: the Crawford

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I’m tired. This holiday business is exhausting. All the walking, cooking and blogging is catching up on me. Hopefully an early night ahead of a weekend in Galway will do the job and I’ll be full of joy and energy. Mom and Grace won’t know what hit them.

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Today, after getting a sassy new haircut, I went all cultured in the Crawford Art Gallery, a Cork institution. I remember visiting it when I was much younger and not being especially impressed (the lack of Leonardo DiCaprio no doubt a factor). William Crawford seems to have been a good egg, but they may have gone OTT in the memorial to him.

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As an older and wiser person, I was glad to find that the cafe is lovely and very reasonably priced.

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As a thrifty person, I was even more glad to find that the gallery is free. Four beautiful letters: F-R-E-E.

Here are some of my favorite items, found in the exhibition area dedicated to the Yeats Brothers, with bonus 1916 material. I really like the mixture of art and poetry.

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That last one of Terence MacSwiney’s funeral gives me chills.

So if you have a spare hour in Cork, pop in. Did I mention it was free?

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. brennanjane says:

    Love that Yeats poem.
    I highly recommend a visit to Glasnevin Cemetery on your next trip to Dublin. I’m sure ‘Discover Dublin Diva’ Mide Ni S would be delighted to accompany you… https://dromthornrecipes.wordpress.com/2014/06/08/a-tour-of-a-cemetery/

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    1. Definitely. Please blog again, I love your work šŸ˜Š

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