The Irish Reef Is Ready For Next Outing

Over the weekend very many very loving hands put The Irish Reef to sleep. It is back in its boxes and ready for a new adventure.

The Irish Reef in Tinahely

I compiled this little video of our beautiful reef during the exhibition at the Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely. The tune playing is called ‘Hyperbolic Guitar’ composed and performed by Dónal, who kindly allowed me to use the tune. Thank you Dónal.

It was such a privilege to have this wonderful exhibition on display at The Courthouse and it was only made possible due to the kindness and the hard work of very many people. Reefers, you know who you are, thank you! The approximately 100 Irish crocheters who created this woolly wonder are shown great gratitude with thanks too! Thanks is also extended to Shelley Hayes and Eamonn Phelan and all the helpful staff at the Courthouse and HUGE thanks is extended to Dave and Kildarson Ltd for sponsoring the printed material, transport and storage boxes as well as general moral support. And then there is the very special thanks that needs to be extended to Dr. Daina Taimina along with Margaret & Christine Wertheim. It is such a privilege to stand on the shoulders of such giants of female brains. And the Science Gallery, always the Science Gallery, who brought this wonderful exhibition to Ireland in the first place.

IMG_7752smallWe hope to find a permanent home for our woolly wonder and we hope to travel it around Ireland too. If you have ideas or contacts at suitable venues for another outing or better still, a permanent home for it, please send a mail to The Reefers Group with the details. You can find the contact details right here, on The Irish Reef blog or send a mail to

5 responses to “The Irish Reef Is Ready For Next Outing”

  1. Jenny says:

    Great stuff Irene! I love that music – so relaxing! Will always remind me of Tinahely.

  2. Irene says:

    Thank you Jenny, it was a lovely time having our beautiful woolly wonder just around the corner for some weeks. Thank you, among others, for making it possible!

  3. FUUR. says:

    Musikken er smuk.
    Et stort arbejde er slut.
    Mon ikke udstillingen, udstillingerne,
    har sat nogle tanker i sving?
    Flot arbejde Wanda.

  4. Irene says:

    Musikken er rigtig smuk og hyperbolsk. Du kan tro mange tanker er sat i sving under og efter udstillingen. Man bliver så inspireret til at tænkes udenfor kassen!
    Tak for ‘flot’ mor!