Evening Sunlight In The Rosses by James Humbert Craig


Evening Sunlight In The Rosses


James Humbert Craig

Ref GM984
Type Fine Art Print
Image Size 24" x 20" (60 x 50 cm)
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The Rosses (official name Na Rosa) is a geographical region in the west of County Donegal in Ireland and is centred around the town of Dungloe. Defined by physical boundaries in the form of rivers, as well as history and language use, the area has a distinctive identity, separate from the rest of Donegal. A large part of The Rosses is in the Gaeltacht, which means that Irish is the spoken language. Interestingly, there are connections between the people of The Rosses and Scotland, especially Glasgow, due to the economic need for emigration in the past and the strong ties forged over the generations as a result. The Rosses has been inhabited since time immemorial and the ancient church of St. Crona in Termon has been dated back to the 6th Century AD and was the site of a monastery founded by St. Crona, a cousin of the Royal Saint Columcille, founder of the monastic settlement at Iona. Interestingly, in the 16th Century, a number of ships from the Spanish Armada sank off land just off the coast of Donegal, close to The Rosses. This painting captures the spirit and beauty of the landscape and strongly attracts tourists throughout the year.