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Original Water Colour Paintings by acclaimed botanical artist Wendy Walsh with portraits of Wendy by her daughter Lesley Fennell
Wendy Walsh was one of Ireland’s foremost botanical artists. She illustrated over a dozen botanical books, and designed postage stamps for the postal service of Ireland, and for Kiribati (formerly the Gilbert Islands). In addition she has worked with the late Sybil Connolly on fabric designs for Brunswick and Fils, and ceramics for Tiffany’s, including designs based on the flower collages of Mary Delany. She is known internationally for her books produced in conjunction with the distinguished botanist Dr Charles Nelson, former taxonomist at the National Botanic Gardens , Dublin. “An Irish Florilegium” won a bronze medal for the Most beautiful book in the world” at the Leipzig Book Fair.
Lesley fennell studied at the National College of Art, Dublin and the Byam Shaw School of Fine Art, London. She has always been particularly drawn to the human figure and the garden, and paints and draws extensively from life. Her paintings are mainly in oils, and she undertakes portrait and garden commissions. She has exhibited widely in Ireland, England, and abroad. Her work is in many collections, including the OPW, Department of Foreign Affairs, Trinity Law School, Limerick University, Kildare St and University Club, and KPMG
If you have a spare 20 minutes then tune into The Perennial Plates latest film shot over 3 weeks here at Burtown, in the midst of our scramble to open our Green Barn.
We are excited to launch out Christmas menu starting this Wednesday 14th - through to Sunday 18th. We will also be doing Christmas dinners on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th. The Green Barn looks stunning in these wet and dark days and is the perfect place to while away the afternoon in the warmth of it space, and taking in the view across our kitchen gardens. Come night time it takes on a different glow all to itself. A totally uniques space to dine in. Please see below our Christmas lunch menu. Places are limited so booking is recommended. To book email email@example.com or call The Green Barn on 059 8632865.
We are excited to open our New Green Barn which we have been working on for the last six months or longer when you take in all the hurdles. Serving the freshest possible organic produce straight from our garden that morning, or from local organic beef and poultry farmers, we strive to serve you the best seasonal produce which reflects in our changing menus. We love to combine, taste, texture and colours and believe in unfussy, unpretentious food, letting our produce be the strength in what you eat.
Saturday 16th April 2016, 12.00 Noon: - A talk on the stories and histories of some Irish and Heritage Daffodils By Mary O’Brien.
Display of flowering heritage bulbs in pots.
The Gallery Cafe will be serving delicious organic lunches from produce in our garden, and cakes and other goodies.