most popular show video

The story behind the show – ‘Between the lights’

between the lights

Between the lights
Oil on canvas 50x70cm €1,950
Available to view at The Gallery Kinsale

Between the lights

Around the turn of the century, my great grandmother, Annie Kiely was an enterprising and creative woman from Kinsale town. She was a dressmaker and employed a number of local women in her business.

Aine Kiely

Aine Kiely and her son Joe

The story behind the show

While on a recent trip to Kinsale my Mum told me this story.

Annie and her girls would work by daylight until dusk would fall, and then there would be a short time before the gas lights would become effective. Then Annie and the girls would ‘take a turn’ up the road to rest their eyes, have the chat and take the air before returning to finish the day’s work. They called this time around dusk, ‘between the lights’.


My work has been deeply influenced by light and much of my interiors paintings are informed by the fall of light from within or without. In this show I turn to the lights of daylight and dusk for inspiration.

The show opens on Saturday 17th, at The Hayfield Manor Hotel and I will be there from 6-8pm for a very informal drink and a chat. If you are free to join us we’d love to see you there.


Bringing it back home: Solo Show in Cork

Róisín O’Farrell returns to Cork in September for her first Solo Show for several years. The show, curated by The Gallery Kinsale, opens at The Hayfield Manor Hotel, Perrott Ave, College Rd, Cork on September 17th and runs until mid October.

For more information contact Ken Buckley at The Gallery Kinsale
Mobile: 086 844 8589 Email:

and finally…

The story my mum told me and some paintings from the show…
Click on the image below to view the video.



Leave a Comment

Win a signed print

and get some news (& beauty) in your inbox.
Enter to win a signed special edition print value €75
Winner notified by email
Best of luck my friend
Email address
First Name
Last Name
This form also adds you to my newsletter list.