Beginnings

The first time I saw Bridge House…

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It was beautiful…

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I thought…

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‘It’s not what I’m looking for…’

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‘But it’s everything I’ve always wanted.’

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An old house, a little cottage, lots of outhouses, a beautiful hay barn……… a river running under an old bridge in the garden.

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Tin roofs, old metal, farm machinery, rusty tools…

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Boxes of old books and letters, discarded possessions, the detritus of life.

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All the things that inspire me as an artist.

The perfect location for an Art Gallery and Studios.

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It needed a lot of work…

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A lot of work!

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The inside of the gallery before work started.

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The outside of the old cottage…

Starting work…

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Reclaiming as much as much as we could…

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Old Killaloe Slates.

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An old drawing on the outside wall…

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Gallery finished!

The rest is still a work in progress…