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Blood Horses by Paddy Lennon & Moyra Donaldson


  • The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre 9 Market Street Armagh, Northern Ireland, BT61 7BW United Kingdom (map)

Admission: Free | No booking required

Poet Moyra Donaldson has had a lifelong involvement with horses, and on encountering the horse paintings of Wexford artist Paddy Lennon, proposed a collaboration. The result is the stunning Blood Horses exhibition and limited-edition book.

Blood Horses tells the stories of The Byerley Turk, Darley Arabian and Godolphin Barb, the earliest three stallions that were the founders of the modern Thoroughbred horse racing bloodstock. Words and images combine to evoke the history of our human relationship with these beautiful creatures, the glories and tragedies of our partnership with them and their effect on us.

Moyra Donaldson is an award-winning and critically acclaimed poet from Co. Down who has published six collections of poetry. Dublin-born artist Paddy Lennon received a Diploma in Fine Art from the City & Guilds Art School in London. He has lived and worked in Ireland, England and Spain and his works are in private and corporate collections worldwide.