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Summer's Day at the Bulman

Updated: Feb 20


The Bulman is right on the sea near Kinsale. I used to come here as an 18 year old when it was all pub and no restaurant. Back then, people would think nothing of driving out from the city to have a few pints and crowds would spill out onto the road and the pier on a summer evening. But for many years now the emphasis at the Bulman has been on food. Excellent food too. I've painted this lovely building several times over the past few years, sometimes as I remember it in the 1980's. I love its bright orange colour, the two murals depicting the leaders of the Spanish and Irish contingents in the Battle of Kinsale, and most of all the fact that it is right at the water's edge. This painting is bigger and more detailed than any previous one, and it shows the Bulman of today, with people coming for their lunch on a sunny day. A beautifully reproduced limited edition run of prints is available direct from this website and also from the Boathouse Gallery in Kinsale.

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