Kathleen Bridle (1897 – 1989): A Portrait exhibition opens at Fermanagh County Museum Enniskillen Castle

3rd July 2019

A new exhibition entitled ‘Kathleen Bridle (1897 – 1989): A Portrait’ was officially opened recently at Fermanagh County Museum, Enniskillen Castle by the Chair of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Siobhán Currie.

The exhibition explores the profound and lasting legacy of one of Fermanagh’s most influential artists and teachers, whose work spanned most of the 20th century and who had a significant influence on two of Fermanagh’s most recognised artists, William Scott and TP Flanagan.

While most of the works featured as part of the exhibition portray her deep love of Fermanagh, there are also some examples of her work which also reflect her passion for travel.

Speaking at the opening of the exhibition, Councillor Currie said,

“Alongside her undoubted talent as an artist, Kathleen Bridle enjoyed a reputation as an inspirational and influential teacher who inspired generations of young people in Fermanagh throughout her remarkable 40 year teaching career.”

Guest speaker at the opening of the exhibition was High Sheriff of Fermanagh, Kate Doherty OBE, a close personal friend of the artist.

This exhibition continues in Fermanagh County Museum, Enniskillen Castle until 29 September 2019. Normal opening times and admission rates to the Museum apply. For further information please visit www.enniskillencastle.co.uk or telephone 028 6632 5000.