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Limited edition in sizes A3 & A2.

From the collection 'Wintering'


Once common throughout Ireland, the barn owl was even said to have been seen in Dublin, nesting in St Stephens Green & roosting in St Patrick's Cathedral in the mid-nineteenth century. The Irish barn owl population is now of great concern, with efforts being made to install special nesting boxes across Irish farmland areas. Still mainly wintering here in Ireland, they are spotted predominantly in the South West most commonly at night.

In European mythology, similar to that of Greece, the owl was sacred to Pallas Athene, goddess of wisdom & victory. In ancient Rome, these silently skilled predators were greatly feared as messengers of death. Surprisingly however, Irish folklore is greatly lacking in mentions of the barn owl, mainly depicting this much loved bird as an object of humour. In Donegal, a person who thought they had a good singing voice, but in fact did not, was known as a ‘sréachóg reilige’ (literally a ‘churchyard screecher’)

Scréachóg Reilige - 'Barn Owl'

  • Limited edition in sizes A3 & A2.Giclée Fine Art print. Printed to museum quality on 305gsm Photo Rag by the Copper House Gallery, Dublin. 

    Size Guide:

    (Size in picture is A3)

    A4 - 21cm  x  29.7cm

    A3 - 29.7cm  x  42cm

    A2 - 42cm  x  59.4cm

  • Packaging: A4 (29.7cm x 21cm) sizes and under are shipped flat packed in a padded envelope. Any sizes over A4 are shipped in a kraft tube for added protection. When your print arrives I would recommend you take your print out of the tube and hang as soon as possible.

    Limited Editions are sent via Registered Post only.

    Processing time: The time I need to prepare an order for dispatch varies. For details, see individual items.

    Customs and import taxes: Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

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