A Discussion with Blessington Lake, 2021

This work was made in the first trimester of college I attended during Covid 19. I began to think about my 5km restrictioned area. I then became curious about Blessington Lake as my family have no history in this town due to my my parents being from Tipperary and then moving here to raise myslf and my sibilings. I know from word of mouth it was a man made lake to feed Dublins need for water.

I began researching the history of the lake and fond alot of information on how locals of the flooded valley were forced out of their home. They were offered payment for their property but this was far below its worth. The few who didn’t take it their homes were flooded and they were driven out.