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Sam Keogh

Four Fold

The Old Croghan Man is one of a number of 2,000 year old ‘bog bodies’ unearthed from Irish wetlands in recent years. His remains, which comprise only the upper torso and arms, have been extensively analysed through a variety of tests, scans and forensic examinations to help build a picture of his life and his demise. He was likely the victim of a human sacrifice known as the ‘threefold death’, a violent ritual suffered by Celtic kings who failed to appease their subjects. His body was then deposited in a bog lake where the soft-tissue was compressed, tanned and preserved by the biochemical composition of the environment. The compacted remains are now on display in the National Museum of Ireland.

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Upcoming Exhibitions

The Artist’s Eye
Éireann and I

Acknowledging the crucial role artists play in influencing and shaping other artistic practices, ‘The Artist’s Eye’ series asks those exhibiting in Gallery 1 to invite an artist of influence to present work in Gallery 2. In this instalment, Alice Rekab has invited Éireann and I, an archive of Black life for Black migrants in Ireland. […]

Alice Rekab
Family Lines

The Douglas Hyde is delighted to present a commissioned solo exhibition by artist Alice Rekab. In their work Rekab explores embedded personal and cultural narratives; the stories that we tell and the stories that we are told about ourselves. This work emerges from their own mixed-race Irish identity, their family history, experiences of growing up, […]

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