Ennis exhibition brings Rural Ireland to life

Ennis exhibition brings Rural Ireland to life


Autumnal Still Life Oil on Canvas by Larisa K Bevillard

Ennis-based artist Larisa K. Bevillard will present a new body of work at Clare Museum from 17 October to 4 November.

The visual artist/muralist, who has been drawing and painting since childhood, will host an exhibition featuring a collection of new oil paintings depicting a series of still lives and vignettes of traditional Irish rural scenes.

Larisa K. Bevillard achieved a degree in Design and Marketing from the Art Institute of Boston and then went on to achieve a BA in Fine Arts from Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.  In 2009, she founded ‘Arts in Ennis’.

The school’s primary aim is to teach appreciation of Fine Art and to make art instruction accessible to the local community and in particular to the youth of Ennis.


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.