Rathlin Island by Jim FitzPatrick - Green Gallery

Rathlin Island by Jim FitzPatrick

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Rathlin is located on the northeast and is as near to Scotland as It is to Ireland. Close to the Mull of Kintyre, the legend has It that the Children of Lir spent 300 years as swans on the sea between these two islands. Its shores are dangerous and have been the peril of many ships and boats over the years.
The Island is shaped like the letter ‘L’ and is four miles long and three miles wide. Its cliffs are home to a wide range of birds including puffins.

Jim Fitzpatrick:
“This island is irresistible and powerful. I include Kinbane Castle, which has been there for hundreds of years and I also try to give a sense of the evocative stormy atmosphere. When you paint Rathlin you have lo include a reference to the Children of Lir and the lady in the painting is Aoife, whom the legend says turned the children into swans.”

CityJet, the Irish airline, commissioned the internationally renowned artist, Jim Fitzpatrick, to create images that would reflect the mythology, history and natural environment of Ireland’s islands.
These remote islands, nearly as far west as one can get in Europe, are hidden gems and places of staggering natural beauty. In some cases history and folklore are all that’s left today of some of the smaller  islands. The once vibrant fishing communities are now deserted, a haunting landscape of roofless cottages and grass covered potato ridges. The islands uniquely reveal to the resolute traveller a rare glimpse of Irish life over the centuries: bronze age settlements, promontory forts used by marauding Celtic tribes, small early Christian chapels, the rocky remains of Norman forts and the burial sites of islanders.
This collection includes paintings depicting the following islands:
Bere, Clare, Rathlin, Tory,
Skellig Michael & St. Macdara


Available in 4 sizes:


Signed Giclée Print
21cm x 29.7cm Unframed
26cm x 34.7cm Framed



Signed Giclée Print
29.7cm x 42cm Unframed
34.7cm x 47cm Framed 



Prints are Signed Limited Editions of 295 and are embossed as proof of authenticity
42cm x 59.4cm Unframed
47cm x 64.4cm Framed



Prints are Signed Limited Editions of 95 and are embossed as proof of authenticity
59.4cm x 84.1cm Unframed
64.4cm x 89.1cm Framed

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