If you find yourself in Limerick with ten minutes to spare, pop into the Hunt Museum to see this free exhibition of photographs by James Fennell and Turtle Bunbury, (Turtle – what an unusual name!)
It’s a series of portraits of ‘characters’ from an Ireland that is rapidly passing … old men, old women. The detail, the lighting are amazing. Click here and you will get an idea.
Quoting from the Hunt Museum’s website:
In Vanishing Ireland: Recollections of our Changing Times, award-winning photographer James Fennell and bestselling author Turtle Bunbury once again journey the length and breadth of Ireland to bring us an extraordinary, powerful new collection of poignant interviews from ordinary men and women who share with us their memories, providing us with an invaluable link to our past.
Through words and stunningly evocative photographs, we meet the people of Ireland who lived through adversity and hardship during the formative decades of independent Ireland, yet whose courage, kindness and humour remains intact. We talk with those who watched friends and family sail for foreign shores, and lose ourselves in a world where life was simpler, yet somehow happier; where storytelling, fiddle playing, céilís and communal pastimes cemented the deep friendships that became the lifeblood of each community.
The exhibition continues until 23rd October. Definitely worth a visit.