The Old Wall along the Port Road, Killarney National Park 70x50cm

680.00

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The Old Wall along the Port Road, Killarney National Park 70x50cm

Framed size 76 x 56 cm, price includes  ivory frame.

Oil on canvas using the palette knife to create a textured impasto.

The Port Road, and presumably the old wall that runs alongside it, was built circa 1859 following the demolition of Gallwey’s Mill, some time after it was sold through the Encumbered Estates Court in 1855.

I love this old wall that goes from Ross Road all the way along the Port Road to the Cathedral. It creates the division between Killarney Town and the National Park, and lends a ‘Secret Garden’ feel to the woodland path that follows alongside it. This is part of the Demesne, and a most beautiful place to walk at any time of year, and especially in autumn when the majestic beech, birch and oak trees glow with the rusts, ochres and reds of the season.