Hector McDonnell is one of Ireland’s best-known contemporary painters. Raised in Co Antrim, he had a classical education at Eton and Oxford, and then studied art in Munich and Vienna. His work has taken him all over Europe and North America, and to Tibet, China, India, Rwanda and Sri Lanka. He has illustrated many books of Irish literature and poetry, and has written four books and numerous articles on various aspects of Irish history.
Interviews with Hector McDonnell
One of Ireland’s best-known contemporary painters discusses five books on early Irish history and explains that the myriad of oddly named and often eccentric Irish saints are in fact mythical ancestors or local gods