Tamh Lacht – ‘The Wall’
“As a child I went to school in Tallaght when its main building was the Dominican Priory. Always a place of mystery, I loved climbing over the Monastery wall and roaming the grounds. I would find peace of mind in the Dominican Chapel where the friars taught us religion and said Mass.
I have always been fascinated by the history of Tallaght: its mythology, with the Parthalonian colony being killed by a plague and giving rise to the name Tamh (plague) Lacht (grave-monument); or the proven existence and importance of the monastery established by St. Maelruain.”
Tamh Lacht, consists of 14 individual panels each measuring 48” high x 30” wide and is informed by the history and mythology attached to Tallaght village and surrounding area.”
Medium: Microcement and acrylic on canvas
Each Canvas Measures: 152.4 cm (h) x 76.2 cm (w)
Total of 14 canvases = One complete work