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First Dead Man Buried Under Soil
Kate Swift

First Dead Man Buried Under Soil, Kate Swift

First Dead Man Buried Under Soil, Kate SwiftFirst Dead Man Buried Under Soil
Kate Swift
Griffith College and PhotoIreland


32 pages
150 x 210 mm
ISBN Not Available


There is a part of Ireland’s history which includes a mysterious enclave that entwines with the very soul of mankind: a coastal site named Árd Ladhran in County Wexford. Between myth and matter, shivers and shapes, land and sea, lies Ladra, the first dead man buried under Irish soil. In the eleventh century Book of Invasions its manuscript records the origins of the ancient Irish from the creation of the world, to the myth of the man and the beyond. These environments inspired Kate Swift to unearth this hidden story entwined with her own unconscious roots. This universal ancestral story questions mortality and the mystery that a landscape retains. Swift sought to unearth the deeper existence and soul of this land, its people, past and present.
(source: blurb)

About the Artist
Kate Swift is a photographer based in Ireland.

About the Publishers
Founded in 2009, PhotoIreland was conceived as an organisation that stimulates a dialogue around photography in Ireland by developing a varied array of initiatives and events with a strong participative approach.

Griffith College is a private university based in Dublin.

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