Dalkey Island


Dalkey Island oil painting was very enjoyable to create – Every time I see Dalkey Island, it has a mesmerising effect on me.  With the backdrop of a great big sunlit sky, it sends out a feeling of tranquility to all who witness it.  What a special place!

What does it stand for?

Dalkey Island is an island for which the nearby village of Dalkey is named (Irish: Deilginis meaning “thorn island”). Its an uninhabited island located c. 16 km (9.9 mi) south of Dublin and 3 km (1.9 mi) south of Dún Laoghaire harbour. An important site of pilgrimage for centuries, it has been known as “St Begnet’s Isle” since records began.

It is an important site of ancient and historic remains. Artefacts from the island, now housed in the National Museum in Dublin, show that the island’s original occupants were from the Mesolithic, or Middle Stone Age.  Humans continued to use the site through the NeolithicIron Age and Early Christian period.  It is a home to a colony of seals and there is much  birdlife too along with goats and rabbits. Kayakers and fishermen make good use of it too.



What are the measurements of the painting?

The measurements of the painting are 30×40 inches on canvas and is framed in a white contemporary box frame with inner mount.

Overall size 39 x 49 inches and makes for a very nice statement piece.

Is this an original painting?

Yes, this painting is an original oil painting created by me, Donna McGee and it contains my signature on the front.

Is the painting ready to hang?

Yes, the painting is presented in a white wooden frame with double mount and has a chord on the back making it ready to hang.  All you need is the picture hook on the wall for placement.


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