Mary Callaghan



The Dursey Collection – prints available  HERE


The Dursey Collection draws inspiration from three seasons spent on a rocky outcrop off the wild South West coast of Co. Cork, capturing the many faces and moods of an island that seems to exist both out of time, but is undeniably of its time, and is shaped by its past, both recent and long forgotten.

Through the use of simple forms and lines, Mary represents the vital features of the natural and built heritage of an island known by the Norse as Thjorsey (Bull Island) and in Irish as Oileán Baoí.

The lino cut prints depict scenes of the landscapes that Mary was surrounded by on her daily walks, oftentimes juxtaposed against the wild Atlantic that so defines the island’s sense of place.