Feb 14, 2021

Valentine's Day in Ireland

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY The meeting on the Turret Stairs by Frederic William Burton which hangs in The National Gallery of Ireland was once voted Ireland’s favourite painting and probably it’s most romantic. The 19th century painting depicts a young soldier stealing an illicit kiss from his beloved as they pass on a turret stairs. The subject of the painting is the love story of Hellelit who fell in love with her personal guard Hildebrand. Burton was from Corofin, Co.Clare.