‘Stories of Irelands Past’ Seminar Art Display

Seminar poster 2014 LATEST

On Thursday the 28th of August, at the yearly NRA(National Road Authority) Seminar, I will be showcasing the work I have done for them and be there to discuss my artwork and answer any questions attendees may have about my process and archaeological illustration, from 4 pm to 5 pm. The Seminar will take place in the City Wall Space, Wood Quay Venue, at the Dublin Civic Offices.

The Seminar is the 20th of Anniversary of the founding of the NRA and so suitably it will reflect on various aspects of Archaeology in Ireland and the discoveries in recent years through the NRA’s road building schemes and the resulting archaeological boom around it. The day features a series of promising talks delivered by some of the leading academics in their various fields. Im certainly looking forward to attending and Im blown away by their list of speakers, many of whom I have read their brilliant books and articles when creating illustrations.

Hopefully I will get a chance to see some of ye there too. For more on the Seminar and the timetable for the event take a look at this link:


Sceitse in Imagine FX!!!!


Sceitse, a group I have been organising for the last 2 years and a bit has just been featured in a double page spread article in Imagine FX magazine!!!! The magazine is a global art and illustration magazine. Its been one of my greatest achievements keeping this thing going, has been continuously rewarding and surprising what we have seen and what we have accomplished and I have made some great friends because of it and spent many an hour laughing or being inspired. Here’s to hoping the group keeps going for another 2 years!

You can see a higher rez version of the article and the editors letter in this blog post:


Black Night Launch


Islander Art and Drink and Draw Cork have teamed up to launch the Islanders 2nd anthology book; BLACK NIGHT on Saturday 4 pm, May 17th, at, Franciscan Well on the North Mall in Cork City.

The art book contains illustrative artwork and stories from a large portion of Islander Art collective members including myself, JG O’Donoghue, as well as Eleanor Reilly, Kevin Gough, Mike Nolan, Marian Noone, Alan Corbett, Wayne O’Connor, Sara Otterstatter and Raul Fernandez.

Drink and Draw which usually is on biweekly alternatively on Tues & Thurs in the Franciscan well, will be having a one off special Saturday session at the book launch. So bring the art supply of your choice and get drawing, painting, doodling, crafting, whatever you have in mind!. Everybody is welcome, no matter the level!

If you ever missed Drink and Draw on a weekday, this is your chance to visit as the Islanders combine with the drink & drawers to make a DRINK and DRAW ISLAND for one day only!

The FB Event is here:


Exhibition in Cork News


My Exhibition was mentioned in the Cork news on Friday!

Exhibition Change of Dates


Due to a strike in UCC next week, there has been a change of date for the opening night of my exhibition (details in poster & below), so I am now reposting this as I dont want anyone to show up at the wrong day. The new opening date is 5 pm Wednesday the 5th of March, sorry for any inconvenience or confusion caused.

FB Event for Opening night here: https://www.facebook.com/events/245566762282222/
Opening Night- 5pm Wednesday 5th of March
Dates of Exhibit- 12th February to 30th of April
Venue- Seomra Caidrimh, O’Rahilly Building, UCC
Normal Opening Hours- – 10:30 – 12:00, 15:30 – 16:30, 20:15- 21:00.
Website: http://www.jgodonoghue.com/
FB Event for the Exhibition itself: https://www.facebook.com/events/1418425835068460/

‘Mothú Áite/A Sense of Place’ is a solo exhibition by emerging Cork illustrator JG O’Donoghue. The exhibition will be opened by a talk given by Dr. Kevin Murray of the department of Sean- Agus Meán-Ghaeilge/Early and Medieval Irish. While the exhibition itself explores the Irish landscape through the perspectives of language and archaeology with pieces of art and illustration on placename’s, fairytale’s, archaeology and the Irish language itself.
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Le Cheile Radio Interview

I will be on Cork FM’s ‘Le Cheile’ radio show this Saturday at 11 am to talk about my current exhibition and its opening night which happens next Wednesday, the 26th of February, at 5 pm (Facebook Event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/245566762282222/).

Le Cheile is a bilingual show that is both in Irish and English, hopefully those of ye in Cork will tune in this Saturday!

More information about Le Cheile can be found here:


Mothú Áite/A Sense of Place in the Cork Independent Newspaper


My exhibition was just mentioned in the Cork Independent today! Above is the article in the paper. Im grateful to the Deirdre O’Shaughnessy and the Cork Independent for mentioning my exhibition in their newspaper. The exhibitions’ opening night is on Wednesday the 26th at 5 pm, while the exhibition itself is currently open inside UCC in the Seomra Caidrimh room within the O’Rahilly building. Opening hours are from at the following times : 10:30 – 12:00, 15:30 – 16:30, 20:15- 21:00.

Young Archaeologists Kit


I worked on the booklets’ illustrations in this absolutely brilliant toolkit from Fortified England, it is available for pre-order now! The minute I heard about it I thought it was a great idea! You can find out more about it here:


Reconstruction in NRA Seminar

Seminar 2013 FINAL

My reconstruction illustration of an early Bronze Age settlement will be appearing in the upcoming NRA Seminar ‘Fragments of Lives Past’ this Thursday the 22nd.  It was commissioned by Ros Ó Maoldúin and will be  part of his talk there ‘The people behind the pots: considering Bronze Age remains found in French Furze, Co. Kildare’, which will be taking place at 10.50 am, City Wall Space, Wood Quay Venue, Dublin Civic Offices, Dublin 8. So if your in the Dublin region make sure to pop in, looks to be a great Seminar!

More information on the Seminar can be found here:


My Weekend Evening Echo Interview

My interview in todays Evening Echo newspaper! The Evening Echo is Corks largiest local newspaper and they were nice enough to do a full page interview with myself about what Im up to this weekend and weekends in general. It can be seen in large for reading here: