Review of the Shorelines Arts Festival in Portumna, County Galway

Shorelines Arts festival 2014 (Image Source: Shorelines Arts festival official Facebook page)

Shorelines Arts festival 2014 (Image Source: Shorelines Arts festival official Facebook page)

Keep these dates on your calendar. September 18th -21st. If you are in or around the area of Portumna County Galway, The Shoreline’s Arts Festival is worth attending.

Here’s my review of the 2013 festival.

Breise! Breise! Extra! Extra!

Last Thursday I attended the opening of the Shorelines Arts Festival in Portumna,County Galway in Ireland. I have been a Facebook stalker of the festival for quite sometime now, and this year I fulfilled my dream of attending the event, not just as an attendee and viewer of all the local talent, musical and artistic, but as a guest at the literary brunch. Pinch me, I must be dreaming!

The interior of the Irish Workhouse Center- Portumna houses artwork and sculptures by local artisans. (Image Source: Shorelines Arts Festival Portumna Facebook Page) The interior of the Irish Workhouse Center Portumna houses artwork and sculptures by local artisans. (Image Source: Shorelines Arts Festival Portumna Facebook Page)

The art work and sculptures on display in the gallery set up in the Portumna Irish Work House Center was an eye opener. Two large rooms filled with art work, bog art sculptures and wood carvings among many others were testaments to the myriad of talents available locally in and around Portumna.

My favorite was the painting…

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