Bád Eddie, Bunbeg, Donegal


Oil on Linen canvas, 80x40cm, unframed

Bád Eddie” a painting of Mageraclogher beach, with Errigal brooding magnificently in the background and in the foreground, the famous shipwreck that lies on the beautiful sandy Magheraclogher Beach in Bunbeg known locally as Bád Eddie, Bád meaning boat in Irish/Gaeilge.  I initially thought “Bad Eddie” was a nickname like Paul Newman’s character in the movie The Hustler, “Fast Eddie”. It made me think the wreck had been some sort of errant boat, but no it just means Eddie’s Boat in Irish. This is, after all,  Gaoth Dobhair (Gweedore), an Irish speaking area of Ireland.

Originally built in France, the boat was bought by local fisherman Eddie Gillespie but washed ashore in the 1970s. Mageraclogher beach is vast and windswept and the autumn light is fleeting, illuminating the boat just for a moment.

Read more about the story of the shipwreck in my blog here.

ORIGINAL ART BY Emma Cownie – Finest quality oil paintings on linen canvas –Only the highest quality archival fine art grade oil paints are used on the surface.

READY TO HANG – Edges of the canvas are painted so the Art is ready to hang without a frame if required.

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Painting of Bad Eddie, Bunbeg,Ireland
Bád Eddie,Ireland.

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Dimensions 80 × 40 × 2 cm


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