Exhibition opening: ‘When the Wind Blows’. A Decade of Fermanagh Photographs from the Kite

11th September 2018

A unique aerial photographic exhibition by Ciarán May, entitled “When the Wind Blows”, depicting stunning scenes of the Fermanagh landscape as viewed from a kite, has opened at Fermanagh County Museum.

The exhibition was officially launched by the Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Howard Thornton.

Speaking at the launch Councillor Thornton said,

“Ciarán has captured the beauty and charm of his native county through this wonderful selection of images. An oft quoted cliché is “We don’t truly appreciate what is on our doorstep.” Ciarán’s beautifully crafted images will certainly positively address this and I am confident that visitors to this exhibition will gain an appreciation of the stunning natural landscape and heritage of our county. It will also afford visitors to the exhibition an opportunity to reminisce and recount days gone by.”

Ciarán, from Maguiresbridge, has captured a collection of images, using kite photography, for this exhibition giving a totally different perspective of the landscape. The display showcases some beautiful idyllic settings in Fermanagh and it also provides a pictorial record of Fermanagh life over the last decade.

His skill as a photographer comes through years of experience but also his keen eye for framing a shot. His work has previously been exhibited in a diverse range of locations including IKEA Belfast, Dublin City Council and Derry’s 400 Walls.

Speaking at the exhibition opening, Ciarán said:

“Having travelled the length & breadth of Ireland with my Kite & camera I’m so excited to have this opportunity to showcase my photographic work in Fermanagh County Museum. It’s a real homecoming for me.”

This exhibition continues until 19 January 2019. Normal admission rates to the Museum apply. For further information please visit www.enniskillencastle.co.uk or telephone 028 6632 5000.