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    'Wool and Sheep/Caorigh agus Olann', by Letterkenny ICA, facilitated by Deborah Stockdale. (Photo: Deborah Stockdale)
    'Wool and Sheep/Caorigh agus Olann', by Letterkenny ICA, facilitated by Deborah Stockdale. (Photo: Deborah Stockdale)

     

    Title of Textile:Sheep in Quilts -Caorigh agus Olann
    Maker: Letterkenny Irish Countrywomen's Association facilitated by Deborah Stockdale
    Country of Origin: Republic of Ireland
    Year Produced: 2009
    Size (cm): 2.25m x 2.25m
    Materials: Donegal wool and tweed
    Type of Textile: Quilt
    Description:

    Caorigh agus Olann was a project organised by Donegal County Museum as part of an international project involving partners in Norway and East Iceland. As the project theme was Sheep and Wool, Donegal County Museum chose The Gweedore Sheep War - an important historical event in Donegal in the mid 1800s - as the theme to create a quilt, using Donegal wool and tweed. Donegal based artist Deborah Stockdale, who believes strongly in the power of textiles to bring history alive, worked with Letterkenny Irish Countrywomen's Association (ICA) in creating the quilt.

    Owner: Donegal County Museum
    Location: Republic of Ireland
    Original / Replica: Original
    Photographer: Anne McGinley



    Textile exhibited at: Cultural Stories in Textiles, 25/02/2010 - 27/02/2010
    Sheep in Quilts, 1/07/2010 - 15/08/2010
    Story Makers 2008-2011, Twenty-five textile stories, 13/03/2012 - 18/06/2012



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