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Trasna na dtonnta by morganobrienart
Trasna na dtonnta

This is an older image of mine from an exhibition I held a couple years back but I never released it online for some reason. Probably because it wasn't my favourite at the time. Kind of have a soft spot for it now, the original is actually hanging in the nursery.


Trasna na dtonnta, dul siar, dul siar,

Slán leis an uaigneas ‘is slán leis an gcian;

Geal é mo chroí, agus geal í an ghrian,

Geal bheith ag filleadh go hÉirinn!

Chonaic mo dhóthain de Thíortha i gcéin,

Ór agus airgead, saibhreas an tsaoil,

Éiríonn an croí ‘nam le breacadh gach lae

‘S mé druidim le dúthaigh mo mhuintir!

Ar mo thriall siar ó éirigh mo chroí

An aimsir go hálainn is tonnta deas réidh

Stiúradh go díreach go dúthaigh mo chliabh

‘S bheidh mé in Éirinn amárach!

Muintir an Iarthair ‘siad cairde mo chroí,

Fáilte ‘is féile bheidh romham ar gach taobh.

Ar fhágaint an tsaoil seo, sé ghuidhim ar an Rí

Gur leosan a shinfear i gcill mé.

Translation of the Irish


Over the waves, going west, going west!

Good-bye to loneliness and to the distant remoteness;

Bright is my heart and bright is the sun,

Happy to be returning to Ireland!

I saw my fill of countries abroad,

Gold and silver, the wealth of the world,

My heart rises in me with the break of each day,

As I draw closer to the land of my people!

On my journey - oh! my heart rises!

The weather is beautiful and the waves are settled

Steering directly to land of my bosom

And I'll be in Ireland tomorrow!

People of the West, they're the friends of my heart,

Welcome and celebration awaits me on every side.

Leaving this life I pray to the Lord

That it's with them I'll be stretched in the graveyard!

Thanks to everyone who has visited my deviantart page from the recent io9 article, and a special thank you to everyone who bought prints... I really appreciate it! As always I would love to see the pictures whenever they find good homes, feel free to tweet me on twitter: morganobrienart or visit my blog: www.morganobrienart.blogspot.i…

  • Watching: Fosters Home For Imaginary Friends
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  • Drinking: Coffee


Morgan O'Brien
Current Residence: Galway, Ireland
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Large
Favourite photographer: Franz Lanting
MP3 player of choice: Sony Walkman X-Series
Favourite cartoon character: Stitch
Personal Quote: Dare to dream, dream, then dream again

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Crazi4yu Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you are amazing and inspiring and your art is the most hilarious combination of adorable and random and...and...i'm gushing... you brought a smile to my face today so thanks :D
Nushaa Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
because I think everyone deserves a little Heart now and then - keep being awesome!
exit-humanity Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome art :D
9fruits Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
Hey I saw your art posted to tumblr without credit here:…

Nothing indicates that they have your permission so I thought I'd let you know
ewm Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi there! I was linked to one of your beautiful watercolors and I looked through your gallery and love all of your watercolors featuring animals knitting or with yarn. I've added a couple to my wishlist that I'd like to frame and put in my fiber arts/photography studio. I hope you add more of these to prints :)
morganobrienart Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Thank you very much for dropping by and the kind words about my art : )
ewm Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. I'm glad I was linked to your artwork. I was sitting here winding a ball of yarn for a cardigan I'm knitting and thought about your adorable drawings.. and an idea struck me of how cute it would be to see a Sugar Glider playing with a ball of yarn. I have three of them, so much fun. I don't let them near my yarn though. We played with them with peacock feathers once oh boy they were fierce when it came to feathers LOL :)

LitefootsLilBestiary Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi There! I found your work on tumblr and someone finally linked your dA account. You have absolutely beautiful illustrations.
morganobrienart Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Thank you very much,
twp3pf2 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Your watercolor illustrations are some of the most wonderful I've ever seen; if you don't already have work doing children's books, I hope this attention from iO9 brings you some.  This quality of work would win you a Caldecott.
At any rate, it's right up my alley.  Thanks for posting here!
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