Dysert O Dea, Corofin, Co Clare
Typical 15th century Irish tower house, situated on the periphery of the Burren It is 500 km off the R476 & 6km from Ennis The home of the O’Dea chiefs until 1692 was the scene of many sieges by Cromwellian forces
Kilnaboy, Co Clare
The former post office in Kilnaboy was re-opened as X-PO by Deirdre O'Mahony. Reactivating the post office as a public meeting point was intended to give physical and metaphorical space for reflection and consideration about the future of rural life in a post-agricultural landscape. Such a 'thinking space' can also serve as a counterpoint to public perception and media representation of rural communities in the west of Ireland as either slow and lacking the intensity of urban life...