Greetings from Greenore – Architectural Print Exhibition
Celebrating our 150th Anniversary – by Greenore Residents & Tidy Towns
This exhibition celebrates the rich architectural heritage of Greenore through art, for residents and visitors who know and love the village. Prints of the buildings highlight and celebrate the rich architectural details of the Victorian architecture, a famous trademark of the railway company and of the time. The buildings are works of art themselves.
Greenore A Victorian Railway Village constructed in 1873 by the London North Western Railway (LNWR) and officially opened by Lord Lieutenant Viceroy of Ireland Earl Spencer on the 30th of April 1873. It became the Dundalk Newry and Greenore Railway (DN&GR).
The village consisted of a railway station, a hotel and passenger ferry route to Holyhead, Wales. The railway station has been demolished with only two remaining walls and two water towers. The hotel was demolished in 2006. The village consists of two streets (Euston Street and Anglesey Terrace), with houses built for railway employees and a school for their children. The Greenore Co-operative Society & Assembly Rooms, the former Schoolhouse, School Master’s House, RIC Barracks and former St Patrick’s Church, Greenore Golf Club Pavilion. Other non-railway buildings in the village include the former lighthouse and lighthouse keeper’s cottage, the Coast Guard Houses & Coast Guard Station, the former Boathouse; the former (very fondly remembered) Beach Cafe.
The Artist – Gráinne Murphy www.grainnemurphyart.ie
Gráinne Murphy is a printmaker from Dundalk. She is a graduate of Limerick School of Art and Design, where she received a BA Honours degree in Printmaking. She is a current Print Studio coordinator and technician at Creative Spark and a member of the Art As Exchange (AAEX) collective. Previous Projects. Love Louth’s Landmarks & Dundalk’s Shop-fronts
Digital prints for sale: A4 unframed cost €25 plus postage & packaging of €5 Total €30.
Prints are available to order by email to Greenore Residents & Tidy Towns Chairperson Sean Breen: email@example.com Payment is by deposit to the Greenore Residents & Tidy Towns account Mark Deposit -Art Prints:
IBAN: IE66 AIBK 9324 5069 6970 48
Postcards are available to send to friends, former residents and diaspora as mementos of visits to Greenore.
The Venue: The exhibition is in the Assembly Rooms on the first floor of the former Greenore Co-operative Society Building on Euston Street. Since its inception in 1873 the Co-operative “store” has been an integral part of Greenore.
Today the Co-operative houses the Railway Maritime Museum including a miniature DN&GR model railway, shop, Victorian themed Tea Room and a photographic display documenting our rich Rail & Sea Heritage. Greenore Co-Operative Society Building
This project is funded and supported by: