Cooling off at Seapoint – Seacht nóiméad déag théis a seacht

photo by Eoin Mac Lochlainn of swimmers at Seapoint, Dublin Bay

Ó tá sé te na laethanta seo. Ró-the. Ach tá an t-ádh linne mar níl muid ró-fhada ón bhfarraige agus is féidir linn dhul ag snámh go rialta.

Is maith linn dhul thart ar a seacht a chlog sa tráthnóna – fiú má tá an taoide tráite – mar bíonn sé fós go h-aoibhinn ag Rinn na Mara (Seapoint).

Rud a thug mé faoi deara ná go mbíonn suaimhneas iontach le mothú san fharraige agus gach duine cneasta cairdiúil lena chéile.

Rud eile ná go bhfuil sé i bhfad níos éascaí snámh san uisce sáile. Tá difir mór idir é agus uisce locha…

photo by Eoin Mac Lochlainn of Seapoint, Dublin Bay

Ar aon chaoi, chuir an snámh i gcuimhne dom faoi phictiúr le James Hanley RHA (thíos) a bheas mar chuid den taispeántas: An Chuid eile/ Concerning the Other, a bheas ar siúl againn arís ag deireadh na bliana i gceannáras an Irish Georgian Society.

Ach roimhe sin – beidh taispeántas aonarach agam fhéin i nGailearaí Olivier Cornet! Nósfaidh mé daoibh faoi seo sar i bhfad.

pigment print by James Hanley for the Concerning the Other project
A print by James Hanley for the Concerning the Other project

 

It’s like a sauna in the studio these days. We’ve had unusually hot and dry weather since the beginning of June this year. Actually, I think I’ll go out to Seapoint again and go for a swim. Everybody needs a break…

Yes, we’ve been going for swims there regularly since the hot weather came.

But the Seapoint scene reminded me of a print by James Hanley which was part of the collaborative art project entitled: Concerning the Other – and this project will get a further airing in Dublin later on this year when it’ll be shown in the Irish Georgian Society’s Octagonal Room in 58 South William Street, Dublin 2.

In the meantime, keep cool, keep an eye on the tides here

and enjoy the summer weather (if you can).

http://www.oliviercornetgallery.com/

https://www.irishtimes.com/weather/tides

https://www.igs.ie/

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4 comments

  1. Bhínnse ag rothaíocht le Piaras go Seapoint le gabháil ag snámh go minic fadó – bhí tusa ró-óg ag an ama. Is cuimhin liom breis agus céad snámh a chomhaireamh bliain amháin.

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