My Portrait of Michael Collins Revealed at Sligo Gaol

Michael Collins Portrait in Sligo Gaol 2018

On Sunday 9th September my portrait of Michael Collins, commissioned by Friends of Sligo Gaol and funded by Creative Ireland was unveiled by his grand niece Mary Clare O’Malley. This was an experience I will treasure for all time. My heartfelt thanks to the Friends of Sligo Gaol for including my work in their wonderful event in commemoration of the 100 years since Michael Collins was imprisoned here in Sligo. The gaol is a historical treasure that must be preserved and the events of this weekend have underlined that for us all.

The making of the portrait was funded by Creative Ireland.

On Saturday 8th September our event made it to the evening news! Here is the link:

RTE News Six One Report by Eileen Magner