This project catalogues the particular quality of light and colour experienced in the Irish landscape in a unique series of colour palettes for Ireland.

Initiated by Irish visual artist Paula Barrett. All images are her originals.


This identity building colour palette was produced in late 2021 to be used in way-marking along a number of walking and driving routes in the Rathcroghan area.

Rathcroghan, in County Roscommon, is known as the ancient capital of Connacht and the oldest and largest unexcavated royal site in Europe, and so, due to its archaeological significance, a light touch was needed when making any kind of intervention in the landscape.

All colours in the palette come from native Irish vegetation that thrives in the local climate. Each year the colours in this autumnal palette will naturally synchronise with elements of the landscape around the time of Samhain, an important time in the Celtic calendar and at this location where the festival of Samhain is said to originate.

The creation of walking routes in Rathcroghan is an ambitious project requiring the collaboration of a number of groups and individuals working together to protect our national heritage and to make a valuable amenity accessible to the wider community. Among those involved are Steve Larkin Architects, Helena Fitzgerald, Daniel Curley from The Rathcroghan Visitor Centre, Petra Kock Appelgren from Farming Rathcroghan and a large number of local farmers and land-owners.


Awarded funding from The Heritage Council of Ireland to work with community members of Bere Island, County Cork 2017, creating site-specific photographic colour palettes recording historical place names.

Collaborating with locals, initiating dialogue and documenting place name history & choosing paint colours for use in external painting projects on the island.

Exhibited at

Straight out of Ireland, Philadelphia, USA, 2022

Studio Ten, Dublin, 2022

Boyle Arts Festival, Co. Roscommon, 2022

Images are All We Have, PhotoIreland Festival, Dublin, 2022

Heritage Week Launch Event, Bere Island, Cork, 2017

Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre, 2017

In Progress, Unit 3 James Joyce Street, Dublin, 2017

Speaker at Body&Soul Festival, Westmeath, 2017

Freedom Exhibition, Hang Tough, Dublin, 2016

Speaker at Voice Box August, VISUAL Carlow, 2015

Halftone, PhotoIreland, The Library Project Dublin, 2015

'Greetings from Ireland', The Library Project Dublin 2014

Limited Edition Fine Art Prints

Archival Quality Prints on Hahnemuhle Paper
A4 size €125 limited editions of 20
A3 size €185 limited editions of 20
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Proud to have three prints in the national collection of the OPW State Art Collection

Postcard Sets

Sets of 18 postcards
A6 size, Printed in Dublin,
Biodegradable Packaging

Available to purchase here;

The Library Project, Templebar, Dublin

PhotoIreland Festival, Dublin Castle


Irish Times 'One to Watch in 2016'
IMAGE Magazine
TOTALLY Kilkenny
IMAGE Interiors and Living
Irish Examiner
Irish Independent


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