Artist Aoife Dowd opened an exhibition of paintings in Powers bar, Oughterard, on August 15. Aoife was born and brought up in Carna, but now lives in Oughterard. The paintings in this exhibition, she says,  are inspired by the landscape and times of her youth. She studied in Thomastown Kilkenny and at the Limerick School of Art and Design. The exhibition will run until early September, and all but two of the paintings sold at the opening evening. Aoife is pictured here with Paraic Breathnach, who opened the exhibition.