Dánlann Yawl Art Gallery/Painting School was established by Seosamh Ó Dálaigh in 1985 in Dooega, Achill Island. Over the years, it has gone from strength to strength. The culmination of this success was the establishment in 1998 of Seosamh and Nora’s Art Gallery/Painting School at their home in Owenduff, Tonragee, 6km from Achill Sound . Next to the Gallery is The Old Stable Studio, where Seosamh works and holds his painting courses.
The Gallery building is perfectly situated on a sheltered sea inlet off the R319 Mulranny - Achill Road, overlooking the magnificent Cleggan mountain range, with breathtaking views of Croagh Patrick to the South.
Adjacent is The Great Western Greenway Cycle/Walk track from Achill to Westport.
This picturesque area on The Wild Atlantic Way is a pleasant resting spot for visitors to Achill Island/Curraun Peninsula.
Seosamh’s original paintings in oils, watercolours and pastels are for sale in the Gallery . In addition to these paintings, one can view and purchase a selection of local arts and crafts.
Currachs at Rest, Curraun
The Yawl Race, Achill
Saving the Hay, Achill
The Gallery got its name from the traditional Achill sailing boat- The Yawl- used by the people of Achill as a work boat for hundreds of years. “Dánlann Yawl” was an obvious name choice and his depictions of the yawl are almost a signature brand! Today, the Achill Yawl is given new life through the Annual Yawl Sailing Festival
Over the years many touring exhibitions have been hosted by the Dánlann Yawl Gallery. John Behan gifted the gallery with this sculpture entitled 'Fish'.Exhibitions:
- Paul Henry, Grace Henry, Seán Keating, AE, Cecil Maguire etc. courtesy of National Gallery and Oriel Gallery.
- Percy French watercolours-Oriel Gallery
- Alexander Williams watercolours-private collection.
- Women of the Western Seaboard-Kenny’s Galway-opened by President Mary Robinson.
- Oileáin/Islands, The Island Trust touring exhibition opened by Mr. Michael D Higgins, Minister of Art,
- tourism and Culture.