Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Knockfierna Rambling House



Knockfierna Rambling House. Another one I did not long out of college, on the impetus of that. It's from a drawing.

Knockfierna is a real place in County Limerick, the hilltop is a commonage and has one of the few reconstructed Famine villages in Ireland. A Rambling House is what people did before television, they'd go visiting in the evening, for company, tell stories, sing songs, dance. This is a view from the window of the actual cottage, down the hill towards the village of Ballingarry.

Knockfierna is from the Irish cnoc on fhirinne, which means 'hill of truth'.

This image is from a drawing taking from one of the said Rambling Houses.

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