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Ballyscunnion

Ballyscunnion, The mythical Irish village, was created by William (Bill) St.J Glenn. The images of the daily happenings in the village were published in the monthly Irish magazine "Dublin Opinion". The drawings started in the late Thirties and continued until the magazine ceased publication in the Sixties.

The drawings were created using the "scraper board" technique that gave a crisp dramatic presentation. The monthly sketches combined Humour and current World events as seen in an Irish village of an earlier time period.
 
The Artist had wished that the Ballyscunnion  sketches would eventually be available for viewing by the general public. The collection of over one hundred original drawings have now been transfered to the National Gallery of Ireland for safe keeping and display as part of their future programs.

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Poster from the London Showing

Drawings must not be reproduced without written permission

A selection of drawings are displayed, these will be periodically changed to show the diversity of Ballyscunnion images.

Link to Skyeglen Studio
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Link to Dublin Opinion
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