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Minimal Style Poster of Bundoran, Co. Donegal, Eire.
Giclée print on 190gsm archival matte paper. Carefully rolled in recycled tissue paper and presented in sturdy transportable tubes.
Tourism has been a large part of Bundoran since the late 1700s when Bundoran Lodge was built. This started somewhat of a trend, and the villages of Single Street and West End merged into Bundoran as more holiday makers arrived. The completion of the Bundoran - Enniskillen railway in the 1860s made the town more accessible to visitors from Belfast and Dublin and hotels and guesthouses multiplied. In the years since, activities have progressed from bathing to surfing and today such is the renown of the surf break at The Peak, that National Geographic magazine named it one of the world’s top 20 surf towns in 2012.
Both of these elements have inspired this piece; the victorian Bayview terrace which has accommodated many of Bundoran’s visitors down the years and the surfer, whose presence continues to breath life into the area.
© Modern Eire 2018