Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Clifden - St. Parick's Day 2015 by Aerial Eye

Cover photo by ‘Aerial Eye


We woke to sunshine and blue skies in Clifden today, the 17th March, a notoriously unpredictable day on the weather front. In the last five years, we have had a couple of warm, dry St. Patrick’s day celebrations and at least two wet cold ones. 2013 was so wet, the parade had to be cancelled outright – I remember this particularly as my parents travelled from Dublin especially to see our girls in the parade. We had to make do with a low – key performance in our kitchen instead! 

Today was perfect. I struggle to remember such a warm bright St. Patrick’s celebration in the twenty plus years I have lived in Clifden. This photo was taken by the talented ‘Aerial Eye‘ (alias Fearghus Foyle) using a camera drone or Unmanned Aerial Vehicle as it it more properly known. I always feel so proud of our town when I see these aerial images as they manage to encompass everything from the buildings and the unique structure of Clifden to the mountains, sky and atmosphere of the place, right out to the horizon.

The Gallery is closed today, although the tireless Gavin Lavelle is busy in his studio making some excellent art ( no doubt ) and will be back as usual tomorrow. Enjoy the day wherever you are 🙂



by Deborah Watkins