Old Native crafts

A Gifted Pair of Hands
IN MEMORY OF PAT SHEVLIN,
BAYVIEW, BINGHAMSTOWN
A GIFTED PAIR OF HANDS

Here has been left to us, one of the finest examples of basket making ever seen in Erris. Pat Shevlin was one of the last people in the Barony of Erris who kept alive the old tradition of basket and creel making with native sally rods.
He was a master craftsman and attended many fais and heritage day exhibitions, he also gave many demonstrations all over Connaught, including his own native Erris.
We are lucky to have one of Pat’s demonstrations which in future can be viewed at the centre.
Sadly Pat passed away on Wednesday, 19th January, 2011 R.I.P.
BAIL Ó DHIA AR DO DHÁ LÁIMHI gcuimhne air an bhfear deirneach sa gceanntar seo a bhíodh ag déanamh párdógaí, cléibh, ciseáin agus bascéid le slataí óidir.
Bhí cáil ar a chuid oibre agus aithne mhór air fhéin ar fud Chonnacht.
Ba mhinic é ag tabhairt taspeántais agus tá ceann de na h-ócáidí seo againn ar fís.
D’fhág Pat Shevlin, Sáilín, An Áird Mhóir in aice leis an nGeata Mór slán ag an tsaoil seo ar an 19ú Eanáir 2011.
Ní bhéidh a leithidí go brách aríst.