Laoch Na Laochra

  • BY: Dara Vallely
  • DATES: Mon 24 Jul until Sat 02 Sep
  • CATEGORY: Mixed Media

An Exhibition Of Paintings by Dara Vallely – John Hewitt International Summer School

Mon 24 July – Sat 2 Sept | Gallery & Foyer


A textual, visual and theatrical exploration of the story of Cú Chulainn. This exhibition of Ulster legend is comprised of a series of paintings specially commissioned as part of the Belfast-based Irish language festival, Féile An Droichead.


The exhibition sees Armagh artist and musician Dara Vallely capture Cú Chulainn’s cultural legacy in a series of vast paintings, with text from Gael Linn’s Réamonn Ó Ciaráin. Ó Ciaráin’s translations tread the fine line between precision and nuance to give descriptions of Vallely’s visual interpretations of the warrior hero.