The Story Behind Dunluce Castle- Rosie's Easel Unlocked Landscapes
by Rosemary Erwin
This is more than just a castle on a hill. It’s a landmark that has stood, watching over the gorgeous causeway coast for over 500 years.
Its witnessed battle,
Its witnessed the worst of the elements of the Atlantic Ocean,
its witnessed its very fibre being scavenged
And locals will be quick to tell you it witnessing its kitchen falling into the sea during a particularly fierce Atlantic storm.
Yet, it remains. In fact it has become an icon the world over, having featured in the HBO series game of thrones as Castle Greyjoy.
It is a symbol, that whatever today holds, tomorrow will come.
I used a 1960s one inch map as my canvas for this epic scene. The cliff edge in the picture runs almost perfectly parallel with the main route to the north coast- reminding local and international tourists that one day we will be ready to warmly welcome you back. When you do visit, you will find this epic scene just south east of the little rocks in the sea which are marked “the storks.”
This piece is nestled close to both Bushmills and Portrush where you will find stunning local businesses which I have highlighted below and in the local business page:
The French rooms, offers simple French inspired and elegantly presented dishes priced for regular visits and not just for special occasions. We love their hide away ‘snugs’ and incredible afternoon teas in front of their cosy fire. Their highly acclaimed 5 Star town house and upcoming individually decorated 6 bedroom suites, would be the perfect spot for your stay-cation. http://thefrenchrooms.com/
Causeway Coast Foodie Tours offers a unique foodie experience. This tour showcases hand-picked artisan producers and chefs. Their exclusive tasting sessions can open the door to previously undiscovered food producers. https://www.causewaycoastfoodietours.com/
Babushka Kitchen Cafe. This stunning cafe offers panoramic views of Portrush East Strand. Providing Speciality Coffee, brunches, seasonal specials and delicious house baked treats. https://babushkakitchencafe.co.uk/
Causeway Boats. The beloved ‘Causeway Lass’ and ‘Causeway Maid’ leaving from the Portrush Harbour, offer both fishing or sight-seeing trips. For a unique experience aboard this award winning boat and catch the coast from a whole new perspective. Their Mackerel fishing trips aren't to be missed! https://fishportrush.net/
Causeway Coasteering. Enjoy the rugged causeway coastline as a giant adventure playground. Experience the stunning caves, isolated coves and wee islands around our breathtakingly coastline. The awesome local Causeway Coasteering trained guides will be able to show you the coast from whole new heights. http://www.causewaycoasteering.com/
More details about this piece:
The Original Painting has been captured using acrylic paint, using a 1960's Ordnance Survey map as the background. This has been lovingly framed in an eye catching contemporary black frame. This piece is sure to become the new focal point of your favourite room in the house. It will be there to spark memories and take you back to adventures had at this stunning location.
The Print version is available in two sizes to allow you to find the perfect spot for your new piece of art. Both large and medium printsare displayed in a crisp white mount, allowing you to pair this with an already much loved frame.
Materials and Measurements
The Large Print dimensions are approx.: 21 x 30 cm, perfectly coupled with a mount with dimensions approx. 28 x 36cm. The Medium Print dimensions are approx.: 15 x 21 cm. matched with a mount with dimensions approx. 20 x 25cm.
The Original Painting created in acrylic paint on a map background base, this measures approx. 21 x 30 cm. The black outer frame is made from a fibreboard material and measures approx. 30 x 40cm. The mount is made from white card and the front protection of the frame is made from plastic (to ensure safe postage to your home).