Friendship on Dún Laoghaire Pier


Two friends walking and chatting on the Dún Laoghaire East Pier in winter with Dún Laoghaire Town in the background.

Part of the ” Ireland through my Eyes” series.

  • Materials: Canvas
  • Medium: Oils
  • Weight: 1 kg
  • Dimensions: 900 × 20 × 700 mm


My husband and I spent a night in March at the Royal Marine Hotel in  Dún Laoghaire Town.

It was Easter 1989 when I was last in Dún Laoghaire while visiting my favourite Aunt Judy in Dublin during my AFS Exchange Year in Luxembourg. She and I had corresponded my whole life, and it was so exciting to finally meet her in person. Returning more than 30 years later with my husband was truly special.

I couldn’t believe how developed it had become. Despite the miserable winter weather, we took a long walk out on the pier. I loved seeing the people out and about and two ladies walking together, charring away, with their reflections on the wet promenade, became the inspiration for Friendship on Dún Laoghaire Pier.

70cm x 90cm Oil on Stretched canvas.


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