This carving represents the moment when the boy Setanta became the mythical hero Cuchulain. My piece depicts the moment when Setanta is confronted by Culain’s hound as he arrives at master smith Culain’s hall for a feast.
St. Fechin was a 7th century Saint who established the monastery at Fore, Co. Westmeath. This figure carved in Cedar now stands gazing out over Fore valley on the beautiful walking trail in the village.
This wizard lives in St. Catherine’s Park, Lucan, Co. Dublin
Hugh de Lacy
This 12th century English lord Hugh de Lacy was appointed Lord of Meath by King Henry II in the 12th century. This piece was installed at Trim, Co. Meath.
An ancient Spartan carved in Cedar
The Sacred Heart
Religious figure for a church in Co. Longford roughed out with a battery chainsaw, the Husqvarna 535i XP and then completed with hand tools. Carved in Lime.
This is Ted and his missus Dolly Lumper. Two characters from my imagination who are now living in St. Catherine’s Park in Lucan Village, Co. Dublin, Ireland.
Diarmuid and Grania
One of my favourite mythological tales full of excitement and sadness. Carved from Lime. 40 inches wide x 20 inches deep.
The Crow Queen
The Morrigan is one of the most mysterious deities in Irish Mythology. She is associated with war, destiny , fate and death. A shape-shifter, she often appeared as beautiful woman, but could transform to an old hag and various different animals including a jet black crow.
A depiction of crucified Christ
Táin Bó Cúailnge
Four famous characters from the Irish legend – King Felim O’Conor, his son Aedh O’Conor, Queen Meave and Cuchulainn. All 4 busts are carved in Cedar and can be found at Roscommon’s Loughnanane Park.
From the old Gaelic, Púca ….meaning goblin. The origin of the word Pooka is Scandinavian and translates as tree spirit. The Pooka is also known for shapeshifting into such forms as a rabbit, goat, goblin and an old man. This one is carved in Oak and resides at Castletown House…
My version of the Celtic mermaid. She has fiery red hair and a metallic bronze scaled tail. A commission for Fingal Co. Council. You can find her in Howth, Co. Dublin. She is carved from a Cedar of Lebanon butt.
The Old Man of the Sea
The “Old Man” is my take on an elderly fisherman repairing one of his nets and taking in the sights, sounds and smells all around him. A commission for Fingal Co. Council in Howth, Co. Dublin. Carved from Cedar of Lebanon.
Odin – The Wanderer in Lime
A Study of the Male Head
Male head carved from Lime
Mide and The First Flame
Mythological carving in a variety of woods
Female Nude in Irish Yew
Irish female form carved in Irish Yew
A Study of the Male Torso
The male torso in Oak
Norman sentry at Malahide
Log carving in Cedar
Demo carving for National Forestry Show.
6 foot high Oscar statue in painted Cedar
St Thomas the Apostle
St Thomas the Apostle in Cedar. Rosemount Church, Co. Westmeath.
The Hare, The Fox and The Owl
The Hare, The Fox and The Owl in Ash