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Our recent group exhibition “Revolution”

In Uncategorized on July 7, 2015 at 10:55

August Weekend/ Art on the Street and Prizegiving Childrens Art

In Uncategorized on August 8, 2014 at 13:58











Well unfortunately Saturday was very wet, but it didn’t dampen the spirits of some TAG members who came along outside the CourtHouse Arts Centre and exhibited their work. We had a few visitors, but really it was a day for staying indoors !!

However Sunday dawned bright, if a little windy and once more the troops gathered ! This time the rain mostly kept away. We had some visitors through the day and then at the time of the prizegiving we had more people arrive. Paintings were sold.

It was a nice way for TAG to take part in the community and we would like to thank the Courthouse for their hospitality and support.

The prizewinners on the day were :1ST Prize Jessica Murphy Age 7 TINAHELY N.S.

2ND PRIZE Jonathan Stedman KILCOMMON N.S.

3RD PRIZE Ellie May Hendrick Age 8 COOLAFANCY N.S.


CROSSBRIDGE Eimer Mutton Age 10


TINAHELY N.S. Tony Byrne Age 5

COOLAFANCY Keith Carroll Age 9

TINAHELY SHOW PRIZE (chosen and presented by Tinahely Show) Thomas Kealy Crossbridge

Childrens Art Competition

In Tinahely Arts Group, Uncategorized on July 29, 2014 at 14:54

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We had a great response to our art competition for local schools. There were over 250 entries. The schools who participated were : Tinahely NS. Kilcommon, Crossbridge and Coolafancy. The work is colourful and energetic. Thanks to the Courthouse for opening on Monday and helping us hang the exhibition. Maggie said they never had as many paintings on show. So be sure to get down and see it from Thursday 31st July to Sat 2nd of August. The prize giving will be on Sunday 3rd of August at 4.00. If you come to see it on Sat or Sun don’t forget to look at TAG members art outside the courthouse. Some of the members will be painting.

Some of the hard working judges and hangers !

Some of the hard working judges and hangers !







Avril checking the votes...

Avril checking the votes…



In Uncategorized on July 23, 2014 at 11:00

poster Saturday and Sunday of the August weekend. TAG artists will be displaying their work on the front lawn of the Court House and outside the library. Some of the artists will also be painting. Come along and support us and maybe be even buy a painting.

We have also sponsored an art competition for the local schools based on the Tinahely show. We have had over 250 entries. These will be on display in the Courthouse from 31st July to 2nd of August and some will also be on the Courthouse stand at the Tinahely Show.

Some of our sheep are going on an outing !

In Uncategorized on May 17, 2014 at 12:03

Our sheep are going to Gorey for the Golden Shears International Sheep Shearing Competition, check us out under Art Installation at http://www.goldenshearsireland.com.
Its a great opportunity for people around the world to find out what TAG are up to.
Otherwise our sheep are now once again out and about in Tinahely. They are a lovely addition to the town in the summer months and we get many complimentsDSCN1922





Art In the Woods

In Uncategorized on May 17, 2014 at 11:51

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On April 6th 2014, once again our group went to Tomnafinogue Woods to create our works of art in the woods. This was our third year creating art in Tomnafinogue.  We normally work individually, creating pieces from what is in the woods. This year we decided to do a collaborative piece, which for me was exciting. As artists we tend to work in isolation, so its nice to work alongside other people and share creative thoughts. The day was co-ordinated by Padraig McGowran, Simon Dalton and Niall O’Neill. Not too many members turned up but those who did had a wonderful magical creative day. We met as usual in the carpark and the rain was falling a little, but the sun soon came out. We started by doing a few individual pieces and then getting together to create our one collaborative piece. Simon who sometimes works doing props on film, brought along a wind up record player and some 78 records. The atmosphere was set ! The music mixed with the birdsong and the sun came out. What a fantastic day. If you would like to see our video that really shows the atmosphere check out our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tinahely-Arts-Group/179109778834668?ref=hl

A brief synopsis of what we have been up to since our last update

In Uncategorized on May 11, 2014 at 12:37

We apologise for lack of updating on this site. It was due to some technical issues, but all has been put right with the world  and we will try show what TAG has been up to.

LOOK AT IT THIS WAY Art Exhibition in Court House Art Centre Tinahely

An exhibition of work made specifically for this show by our members. The exhibition challenged the members to create work which is inspired by the people and physical, natural and manmade environment of Tinahely. This work  also addressed where and how this rural location has been effected by current social difficulties. We encouraged Members to make artistic statements that serve to both inform the viewer and push the members in their own art practice. The work was to have a direct relevance to the location it is being set in and  be a more contemplative and lateral artistic expression of who and where we are today.” It was opened on the 2nd of November 2013 by Eoin O’Connor and was very well received in the community. The show remained in place until Saturday 7th of December and on collecting our pieces we retired to our Chairpersons House (Bruce Copeland) and Bruce and his wife Olivia treated us to mince pies and wine. We were also joined by some potential new members.

MEET AND GREET PARTY Saturday 15th February 2014

On Saturday 15th of February we had our Meet and Greet party in the Farm Shop Tinahely. The party was for our existing members to get together and have some fun and for potential new members to meet us and find out what our events for 2014 were. The evening was a wonderful success and we had a lot of new potential members most of whom have now joined TAG and we would like to welcome them most sincerely and look forward to seeing their work along side all other TAG members in our future endeavoursDSCN1616 DSCN1613 DSCN1619 DSCN1621 DSCN1623 DSCN1611 DSCN1609 DSCN1608

Going Walkabout

In Uncategorized on April 30, 2012 at 16:31

The Tinahely Arts Group have been invited to display a handful of our sheep from the Tinahely Sheep Flock at the Art In Action event at Farmleigh this coming May Bank Holiday weekend.

Members of Tinahely Sheep Flock 2012 on lawn of Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely

We encourage you to visit the event at Farmleigh over the weekend, admission is free and more detail can be found here.