we are delighted see that Eamonn O’Neill, who is a registered member on Tradesmen.ie, got chosen to take part in Dullamullóg, a new series on TG4. The series puts tradesmen into studio settings and pairs them with established artists in order to find out if they can transfer their skills and become artists.
Tradesmen.ie were originally approached by the company responsible for the production of Dullamullóg almost a year ago to ask did we have any Irish speaking tradesmen on our website. We sent out a request to all of our tradesmen and a number of them got back so we were delighted to pass on their names for consideration. Eamonn was chosen for the show which has been aired recently on TG4.
Each programme has a participant or tradesperson who has skills in an area of work not exactly related to the arts but that could still be quite creative (e.g. carpenters, builders, tree surgeons etc.), paired off with a well-known Irish artist. The artist acts like a mentor for this person, and also assists them in finding their inner-artist and in obtaining the skills and methods needed to create a work of art. They were looking for people to take part who they felt were genuinely interested in taking part in the project, and who may even use it as a means of opening new doors for themselves from a career point of view. The final piece is then put in amongst professional art works which is scrutinised by art critic Ciaran Bennett. Ciaran’s job is to decide which piece is made by the tradesperson.
The show features renowned Irish artists Cliodna Cussen, Peadar Lamb and Turner nominated Liam de Frinse. Eamonn O’Neill features in episode one and is paired with professional sculptor Séighean Ó’Draoi.
Eamonn is a Tree Surgeon based Shankill, Co.Dublin. Eamonn holds qualifications from NPTC and Coillte and specialises in Tree Surgery, Tree Dismantling and Onsite Logging. Eamonn’s company, Dublin County Choppers, offer a 24 hour Emergency Service also. For any tree surgery enquiries you can call Eamonn on 087 1399999.
Why not follow the series and see how Eamonn and our other tradesmen get on?
P.S. you can see the original article that we blogged about the series below:-