Art for All Exhibition at Ennis Market

Art for All Exhibition at Ennis Market


File Photo: © Pat Flynn 2016

A group of more than 30 local artists will be adding a splash of colour to the town during the annual Fleadh Nua festival weekend when Ennis Market is turned into an art gallery.

The Art for All Exhibition, which takes place tomorrow (Saturday 27th May) from 10.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m., is based on a similar and very successful scheme in St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin.

The event is being hosted by Clare County Council and will feature the work of artists from the Ennis-based Vincent Killowry Art Group.

Mayor of Ennis Ann Norton, who will launch the exhibition said, “It is wonderful to see local artists taking the initiative and adding to the cultural atmosphere of the town during the Fleadh Nua weekend.”

“The brightly lit market building is an ideal location for artists to display their original artwork of beautiful landscapes, botanical art, seaviews, still life and much more.  I would encourage members of the public to come and browse the works and support the artists,” added Mayor Norton.

Admission will be free on the day while the event will be complemented by traditional Irish music performances.


Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.