“A picture paints a thousand words.”
Alright, so this is a well-worn metaphor, but that doesn’t make it any less fitting when talking about the world of art.
A beautiful picture – whether a photograph, an illustration, or a painting – has the power to transcend language and stir emotions. These unique ‘windows’ can allow us to hear laughter or music, to smell the rain and the grass, or to experience the soul and bustle of vibrant cities.
Photography alone also has the ability to bring fascination, wonder and sometimes, even sorrow – such is its beauty.
By capturing a small instant, a beautiful moment of life and history, it’s also possible to create a timeless piece of art.
A Curator Showing Emotion Through Photos
From an early age Leo O’Connor, the founder of Súileir, has been in love with the world of photography thanks to the influence of his father, Leo senior.
A childhood spent travelling around Ireland with family, with a camera in his hand, led young Leo to develop a passion for capturing the beautiful Irish landscape around him.
In his adult years, this in turn led to the creation of Súileir – the Irish term for ‘Ireland’s Eyes’ – a way for Leo to arrange a collection of curated work, gathered with the aim to inspire emotion and profound appreciation for the breath-taking landscapes and history of Ireland.
Súileir, created as a testament to the love that Leo has for his father, is a reflection of the great breadth of talented artists and photographers that we have on this island of Ireland. But most of all, it’s a heartfelt celebration of an intriguing and storied landscape.
The Ability to Tell a Story
From the sculpted valleys of Wicklow and the majestic mountains of Mourne, to the dramatic coastlines of the west and the brooding wildness of the north, the sense of history in Ireland is tangible.
The monuments of our past, such as Brú Na Bóinne, Clonmacnoise and Cashel connect us to a people long gone, but we can still feel their presence.
At Súileir, we are deeply proud of being able to bring together a carefully selected group of extremely talented photographers, artists and illustrators – visual storytellers in their own right – who understand exactly what it means to be Irish.
Through the work of these professionals, we are reminded of the great beauty of an ancient island, steeped in the culture of its people, and defined by the stories they tell.
In these strange times we can sometimes miss the joy of travel, discovery, or connection. But, what better way to feel connected, than with a little piece of home, wherever you are?
A Mission to Bring a Piece of Ireland Around the World
Our main aim, and one that we’ve had since day one, is to bring a piece of Ireland to as many homes throughout the world as we possibly can. With this little piece of our island, comes the associated wonder and emotion.
Whether you’re Irish by blood, or Irish at heart, Súileir is here to bring you on a heartfelt journey to the Emerald Isle.
By browsing through our online shop, you’re bound to find the perfect gift, either for yourself, or for that someone special.
We happily ship worldwide, and can also add a personalised note to any order.
After making your order, our staff proudly take care of everything to keep your print as safe as possible. Whether framed or unframed, all images are mounted, carded and wrapped, and sent in branded gift boxes through An Post, the Irish postal service. Each package can also be tracked with a tracking number.
Rest assured also, when buying from Súileir, you’re fully supporting Irish businesses.
Every item produced by Súileir is totally produced from start to finish in Ireland. All our Photographers and Artists are based in Ireland. Our printing, framing, packaging and support materials are all produced by Irish companies in Ireland. And, our branding, website design, maintenance, promotion, and hosting are all conducted by Irish companies.
What are you waiting for? Have a look at our shop now and grab a little piece of home, wherever you are.
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