Cuimhní (Memories) | Leah Beggs and Kathleen Furey at OCAP, Oughterard

Cuimhní (Memories) | Leah Beggs and Kathleen Furey at OCAP, Oughterard


10/07/2020 - 30/08/2020    


The Courthouse
Main Street, Oughterard, Galway, H91 XWH9, Connaught

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OCAP (Oughterard Courthouse Arts Programme) is delighted to present CUIMHNÍ (memories), the second Exhibition of our Summer Arts Programme 2020. CUIMHNÍ featuring new work by local artists Leah Beggs and Kathleen Furey will be launched online  on 10th July.  

The Exhibition Programme had originally been planned as part of the SET IN STONE project which was selected for Galway 2020 Small Towns Big Ideas programme.  Each Exhibition is in response to the research of local archaeologist and historian Bill Daly, who has traced the history of Oughterard back to neolithic times.   Covid 19 means the project has to be deferred until next year but OCAP plan to host the Summer Exhibitions online and look forward to returning to the Courthouse in 2021.  

Leah’s work responds to the different weather patterns and the importance of the landscape for its ancient inhabitants.  “Ideas around climatic effects on the landscape are one facet to my paintings, whilst other more abstract concepts explore an emotive response to the landscape by reminiscing or suggesting a ‘sense’ of place, an atmosphere or a feeling, rather than depicting a particular scene.”

Kathleen’s work for this exhibition references history, myth, memory and observation. It responds to personal research regarding our ancestors, our earliest flora and fauna and new research and theories put forward by archaeologist Bill Daly.  

OCAP is a voluntary group which was formed to run a programme of Visual Art Exhibitions during the Summer months in Oughterard Courthouse with support from both Oughterard Courthouse Conservation & Heritage Company and Galway County Council.  For further information on all our Exhibitions and Events email



Kathleen Furey – ROCKPOOL 2

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