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Clancy Sisters Make Waves At Lán Mara Exhibition

Press Release November 2000

Lán Mara, (meaning Full Tide) currently on exhibition at The Old Market House Arts Centre, Dungarvan, is the outstanding and critically acclaimed work of four artists from the Ring Ghaeltacht: Blawnin and Rayleen Clancy, Roisin Ni Chionnfhaolaodh and Hugh O'Carroll. The Clancy sisters are daughters of the late world renowned Tom Clancy from Carrick-on- Suir, and are following in the creative and artistic family tradition. Rosemary Clancy (12), youngest daughter of Joan & Tom Clancy is featured in some of Rayleens works.

The work which has featured on RTE Nationwide and TG 4, is inspired by the mountains and coast line of County Waterford.

"Daingean na Trá Móire" by Blawnin Clancy, an impression of the old coastguard station in Tramore which burned to the ground recently, is a very fine painting, and a permanent reminder of the architecturally dignified building very much part of the ethos and tradition of Tramore for over a century.

Irish art is a very good investment, and the paintings by Blawnin and Rayleen Clancy, and stained glass by Roisin Ni Chionnfaolaidh make unique millennium statements which can grace any home.

The sound track is a hauntingly beautiful piece composed specially for the exhibition by classically trained Hugh O'Carroll. Married to Rayleen Clancy, he is the second son of Mrs Phil and the late Richard O'Carroll from Kilkenny - music runs in his veins too.

Lán Mara exhibition runs until November 11th at the Old Market House Arts Centre, Lr. Main St., Dungarvan. Open Tuesday Friday 1:30 to 5 pm; Saturday 12 6pm. Admission free. Phone (058) 48944.

The final day of the exhibition is Saturday next, November 11th, so be sure to get down to the Old Market House, where the Library was located before it moved to the Quay in Dungarvan, and see this wonderful exhibition for yourself.

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