Thinking time…

I spent most of May at one of my favourite places in the world, the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig, in County Monaghan, Ireland, among an always-changing, always-inspiring household of writers, visual artists, composers, filmmakers, translators, photographers.

This beautiful place, opened in 1981, was the home of renowned theatre director Tyrone Guthrie, who bequeathed it to the Irish State as a retreat for artists. That act of vision and generosity has since touched the lives of thousands of artists who have become Annaghmakerrig residents for a few days or a few weeks.

For me, it was a productive, regenerative time, with quiet days (and often late nights) of work and reflection framed by glorious early-morning walks and warm, convivial evenings.

Here are a few visual highlights…















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14 responses to “Thinking time…

  1. Marlish Glorie

    Wow, it looks like the most divine place, Amanda. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos.

  2. Maureen Helen

    What a wonderful experience, Amanda. Beautiful photos.

  3. It looks very special, Amanda. Thanks (I think!) for sharing the photos. I’m glad to hear it was a good time for you.

  4. Lesleigh Green

    Your photos provided a lovely start to my morning. Thank you.

  5. Barbara Gurney

    you have a way with photography – just as you do with words. Gorgeous.

  6. Oh gosh! You’ve made me want to go!

  7. Pat Nelson

    Beautiful photos as always, so pleased that you had a very rewarding stay in Ireland. I think we are going to put on a wet raining display for your return.

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