Séamus Connolly is one of Ireland’s leading bronze portrait sculptors, best known for his highly acclaimed life-size portraits.
Seamus runs a bronze foundry in West Clare and rather uniquely, takes all his work from inception in clay, through to being finally cast in bronze, right here in his own workshop.
His main body of work includes lifesize bronze portraits of various public figures, from John B Keane in Listowel, Dermot Earley in Roscommon, Richard Harris in Kilkee, Mick Mackey in Castleconnell, Frank McCourt in Limerick and GAA all-star Paidi O Se in Ventry, Co. Kerry, he is equally sought after for his artistic and stylized bronze pieces.
He has a fantastic reputation for these individual, quirky sculptures, most of which are inspired by animals and nature and sit particularly well in people’s homes.
His work is currently owned by the OPW, the Irish Government, the GAA, the National Irish Writers Museum as well as a list of high end clientiele from the Swiss Ambassador to Bertie Ahern and even the inimitable Pauline McGlinn.