Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Art on the Farm 2011 :: Session 3 :: Cork/Cape Clear Island

We spent three days traveling to Cork City and Cape Clear Island last week. Here are some photos from our travels:

Blarney Castle:

We went to the Crawford Art Gallery and saw the current exhibition Gravity. The students are viewing a photograph by Adam Ekberg here:

We took a ferry to Cape Clear Island:

I went on a walk up a steep hill to Cleire Goat Farm, which is run by Ed Harper and includes 16 goats (including two brand new kids!). The goat's milk is used to make ice cream and cheese. Ed teaches courses on goat husbandry and hosts members of WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) at the farm.

I sampled the chocolate ice cream, which was pretty tasty:

Cows in a neighboring field:

A vegetable patch next door to a pub:

Back on the mainland, we visited James Turrell's Irish Sky Garden at the Liss Ard Estate in Skibbereen, Co. Cork:

We walked through a path of trees, then climbed the stairs up to the crater:

Inside the crater:

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