Seascapes exhibition at Cultúrlann Sweeney

Seascapes exhibition at Cultúrlann Sweeney


Kilkee by Bríd Quinlan

Clare County Arts Office will host ‘’Seascapes’’, an exhibition of paintings by artist Brid Quinlan, at Cultúrlann Sweeney Gallery, Kilkee, from 21 August to 15 September.

Brid Quinlan is a self-taught artist who works mainly in the medium of oils.  The Limerick-born artist says the paintings in her exhibition are inspired by the “ever-changing aspect of the sea”.

The paintings include Clare coastal locations such as Lahinch and the Cliffs of Moher, as well as several seascapes based on her time spent in The Canary Islands.

Cultúrlann Sweeney Kilkee is a 108 seat theatre, gallery space and library in Kilkee. For more visit


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.