Welcome to '...and where are you from? Art of Longford Townlands' website. This resource is designed to be used with the teacher pack which will be launched and made available to all Co. Longford schools in early 2018 thanks to the support of Creative Ireland's Longford Committee.
The project started when Creative Ardagh were approached by Granard native artist Eilish Creamer with her vision for an art project to enable students to 'increase their cultural identity and imagination by application of history and folklore to art'
Eilish's own work had led her to explore the unique shapes of the townlands around the county on maps and with her local knowledge she began to see images in the shapes. A selection of her recent paintings were on view in Granard and Longford earlier in 2017 and feature stories from local legends, folklore and history such as Diarmuid and Gráinne's horseback ride through Granard and the '98 Ballinamuck Croppie pictured below.
This website is still a work in progress and will be added to regularly. Along with the teacher pack it can be used as inspiration for a similar project in your local area.
Follow the links on the pages above for more details.