Articles and Writings

SPUD Pamphlets:

SPUD #1 Collaborative Research with Frances Whitehead, X-PO Participants Francis Whelan, Michael Malome and Tom Keating and Deirdre O'Mahony and produced for Grizedale Arts & Yangjiang Group, Colosseum of the Consumed' at Frieze Artfair in 2012.

SPUD #2: Documentation of SPUD Projects in London, Barcelona, Donegal and Ireland Producced for Dingle Food Festival 2014.

SPUD #3 Documentation of SPUD Projects and research in the National Irish Famine Museum, Callan Workhouse Union, and other locations 2016.

SPUD #4 (Forthcoming). Pamphlet on A Village Plot collaboration with the Irish Loy Association researched and produced as part of the Grizedale Arts A Fair Land IMMA Residency Programme .


A Letter to Lucy Lippard:  A Letter to Lucy 20 Aug.pdf

Abandoned Clare: Essay By Deirdre O'Mahony Abandoning the RuraL DOMahony .pdf

Magazine: Abridged 0- 20: Abandoned Clare:  Abridged-0-20-Abandoned-Clare.pdf

Seminar Paper on painting and earlier landscape based work: Deirdre OMahony Seminar paper Trouble_beauty VAI .pdf

Papers co-written with Dr Anne Byrne, on  the Rinnamona Research Group and the Harvard Irish Mission, and X-PO.


Family and Community: (Re)Telling Our Own Story

Texts and Papers by others:

Frances Whitehead: Frances Whitehead on 'Post-Normal Art' 

Aiden Dunne on Abandoned Clare: A duty to document dereliction.pdf

Pat Cooke Catalogue Essay 2008: Pat Cooke Essay Inside Outsider

 PhD Research:

O’Mahony, D. New Ecologies Between Rural Life and Visual Culture in the West of Ireland: History, Context, Position, and Art Practice. Doctoral thesis, University of Brighton, 2012. Here

Journal text: O'Mahony, D, “New Ecologies between Art and Rural Life...”, Irish Families and Globalization: Conversations about Belonging and Identity across Space and Time, Groves Monograph Series, Pub. University of Michigan Press. 2014 OMahony_New_Ecologies_between_Art_and_Rural_Life.pdf

 Combined Reviews of work from 2013  Sm_Combined_Reviews_and_Articles_Deirdre_OMahony.pdf



Cross Land:

Description of Project: Cross Land Text no oic Deirdre OMahony.pdf

Report on Gathering by Philip Gaston  Cross land gathering Report.pdf

Cross Land Diary: The Cross Land Diary .pdf

Dromoher, Kilnaboy, Co. Clare, Ireland