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Fúil - Cá bhfuil Aoife? is a project which has grown from my research into medieval women in Ireland and the Irish language. Gaeilge was the medieval language of Ireland, with Latin and French the other two most widely used languages up until Queen Elizabeth's reign. I am exploring opportunities to trace the bloodlines of Aoife MacMurrough and the Irish language's journey or connection with Europe, bringing together my love of women's history, language and travel. 

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In 2019, I built my own mobile screen printing station so the public could experience Gaeilge in a creative way I was able to bring the Irish language on the road to farmers markets, festivals and events, and I ran a number of workshops in collaboration with Bliain na Gaeilge and the Leinster Print Studio in Clane, where, in 2018,  where the idea was born. In theory, I just needed access to water and friendly, curious people who were willing to try out an age old printing method. Thankfully, curiosity is in abundance in Ireland so loads of inquisitive people,...

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The Illuminating Heritage project brings together artists, historians and archaeologists in order to generate authentic, accurate and innovative avenues of interpretation to Athy's Medieval history. Athy was known as the Stronghold of the Fitzgeralds, on the Marches of Kildare. It was enclosed by walls 40-feet high and was burnt to the ground 11 times by the native Irish of neighbouring Laois. I have already had such interesting exchanges on Medieval women, and learnt things I didn't know about the business practices of the time. I hope to progress my research into trade heritage stories which connect with the wider business and medieval communities of today whilst...

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As a screen printing artist, I have a love of textile art history and the influence of women in establishing small industries. In 2018, I started working with Trudy Carmody from Experiencing Laois and Mountmellick Embroidery Museum on a project to discover Ireland's rich lace and embroidery heritage.  Thread Softly through Ireland takes people on a tour of all things threading. Experience the rich heritage of the cottage industries of lace, embroidery, tapestry through workshops, heritage stories and the people who thread. Co Laois, Ireland, is renowned worldwide for Mountmellick embroidery, Ireland's only truly indigenous lace. Myself and Trudy launched Thread Softly festival of...

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So pleased my Ádhuil Lucky Horse Umbrella is included in "Rebates Zone gift guide for men". Check it out below: http://www.rebateszone.com/black-friday-gift-guide-men-2016    

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