Monday, 2 August 2010


Just made it to Cobh’s Sirius Art Gallery, next door to the Quays Bar/Restaurant, in time to see the Wilson Collection, comprised of photographs taken by three generations of the Cobh family. The exhibition features famous faces from times past and present and the photos were taken by Robert, Joe and Jasper Wilson.
The exhibition closed on August 1st but you may get updates on the Wilson Collection at Many of the shots feature people and ships that visited Cobh from the 30s up to the present time.
Enjoyed my viewing, particularly the photo of ex US president Dwight Eisenhower from 1962. I had seen Ike and wife Mimi in the railway station in Cork City that day on his way to Cobh and not many people believe me!

The Sirius (named after a famous trans-Atlantic steam ship) is well worth a visit, not least because the Cobh Tourist Office is housed there. It is a very fine building and you will really enjoy looking out over the harbour through its really beautiful windows which in turn help fill the rooms of the gallery with light.
A new exhibition of paintings and prints by Gerard Cox, entitled Undercurrents’, get underway in the Sirius this coming Thursday.
Tel: 021 4813790

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