Plants and wild flowers are part of the rich natural heritage in Mayo, and this exhibition has been organised between the North Mayo Heritage Centre, the National Botanic Gardens and the Irish Society of Botanical Artists.
This exhibition of botanical art depicts wild and cultivated plants from Ireland and overseas. These captivating pieces have been produced by artists from the Irish Society of Botanical Artists (ISBA).
The exhibition is open to the public and is free of charge.
The Irish Society of Botanical Artists is based at the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin.
It aims to facilitate the coming together of botanical artists in Ireland and to inspire botanical art in Ireland. Heritage Irish Plants/Plandaí Oidhreachta has been one of two highly successful projects, which it has run in recent years about Irish plants and Irish botanical art. The other was Aibítir/The Irish Alphabet in Botanical Art.
The North Mayo Heritage Centre and Enniscoe House are nestled in the oxter of Nephin Mountain.
In the Heritage Irish Plants exhibition we can look at the beauty of Irish wild plants and flowers in a unique cultural space and explore the natural heritage in Mayo.
We discover their beauty in the work of artists who know these wild plants and flowers very well, and who are passionate about drawing them.
We can marvel, relax and contemplate.
Contact: The North Mayo Heritage Centre, Enniscoe, Castlehill, Ballina.
00353 (0)96 31809
The North Mayo Heritage Centre aims to preserve and promote the precious heritage of the North Mayo region. It is located on the grounds of Enniscoe House and gardens, close to Crossmolina, and a short distance from beautiful Nephin Mountain.
The Heritage Centre is home to a museum and a Family History Centre (it provides genealogical research for parishes in the northern part of Mayo). There are three charming gardens and a looped walk. The Organic Garden is a jewel of the Centre.
There is a rich catalogue of exhibitions for 2017, which are unmissable cultural experiences. They provide an opportunity to understand our heritage and ourselves, local and visitor alike, in a greater roundness.