Faoi Rún


Faoi Rún is a series of site-specific artworks set on the Ros Muc peninsula tracing the interplay between landscape, climate and culture. Inis Mór artist Seán Ó Flaithearta’s Portráidí Criathraigh (bog portraits) pay homage to Ros Muc personages Bridget Aylward, Queen of Alaska, and sean-nós dancer Cóilín Sheáin Dharach Seoige. Composed of bog and drowned sky, they echo the filling and emptying of seasonal turloughs, and reference the ingenuity of traditional ways of working within and with the natural landscape.

Merging the physical and virtual landscapes, digital media artist Paul Kinsella explores the simultaneous alternatives of Ros Muc’s past, present and future. Inspired by unrealised plans to build a railway to the area, the works highlight the tension between the seeming permanence and mutability of place.


Update September 10th 2020: Due to COVID concerns organisers will present Faoi Rún online as a film by film-maker Joe Lee documenting the installations in the landscape. The film is available online from September 25. The self-directed element of the project will come later in the year.

Ealaíontóir | Artist

Seán Ó Flaithearta

Paul Kinsella


Arna choimeádú ag | Curator

Ríonach Ní Néill


Scannán | Film

Joe Lee


Ceamadóireacht | Camera

Daniel St Ledger, Joe Lee, Ríonach Ní Néill


Tochailt | Excavation

Maolra Ó Máille


Áit | Location

Ros Muc


Dáta | Date

25.9.20 – 31.03.21


Do chách | for all


Saor in aisce | Free


Be aware that some of the sites have no vehicular access and are on rough terrain, walking shoes recommended.


Buíochas le | Thanks to

Pobal Ros Muc, Eoin Ó Nia, Beartla McDonagh the community of Ros Muc, Eoin Ó Nia, Beartla McDonagh