An Art Studio at the end of West Pier in Howth Harbour

Howth (Irish: Binn √Čadair, meaning "√Čadar's peak") is a village and outer suburb of Dublin, Ireland. Howth is located on the peninsula of Howth Head. The village itself is located 15 kilometres (9 miles) from Dublin city centre. The ninth of a series of eighteenth century milestones from the Dublin General Post Office (GPO). It is now a seaside-fishing village with great seafood restaurants, superb marine activities, breath taking cliff walks and majestic wild scenery.

Studio Location & Access

BY FOOT: Stroll along the west pier. You will find the Art Studio at the end of West Pier. Under Aqua Restaurant! BY CAR: A short drive from the city centre along the Howth Road, turn left after the Dart Station, I am in the last building on the fishing pier. BY BUS: The 31 bus runs from the city centre to Howth Village. There is a bus stop opposite the Dart station. BY RAIL: The Howth Dart station is the last stop on the northbound line.

Alan McLeod

In 2008 McLeod came to Howth Harbour and set the West Pier Art Studio. His initial aim was to explore the marine history, geography and community of the Howth Peninsula. In this time, he has researched the aural meta-histories of Howth's lobster men, produced vernacular sea charts, documentaries and visual responses to life in the harbour. 2016 McLeod will set about on new research avenues in which he has deep personal connections and experiences.

The Globbywore Project

McLeod befriended the local lobster boat men and over a period of time they shared with him their knowledge, heritage and traditions of working at sea! McLeod noted that this knowledge was aural and the current generation's sons show no signs in following in their fathers footsteps hence the traditions will not be carried on! This provided McLeod with the onus to start the Globbywore Sea Project.

Click here to watch Perils and Pearls

West Pier Art Studio

No. 1 West Pier, Howth
Co Dublin, Ireland
00353 (0) 86 1076140

GlobbyWore Sea Chart

Dimensions: 38x54 Inches, Paper: Fabrinano 250 gsm, Method: Giglee Print, Limted Edition of 50 in either Blue or Grey.

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