By Sean Moriarty

Lockdown has prevented artist Declan O’Meara from bringing his classes to Killarney so instead he is going online. O’Meara is well-known locally for his annual landscape and portraits classes at The Art House on Park Road.

With The Art House closed, and O’Meara and his customers unable to travel, he has decided to stage new online art and craft classes for kids, teens and adults to celebrate St Valentine’s Day.

The arts and crafts class on February 14 is free of charge unlike the majority of his other online classes.

“I just wanted to give something back. There is always a waiting list for my portrait and landscape classes in Killarney,” he told the Killarney Advertiser this week. “During these challenging times I think it is very beneficial for us all to have a creative outlet. I tailor my classes to suit all ability levels for kids, teens and adults alike. I understand that learning a new skill can be daunting, but rest assured there is no need to feel overwhelmed by it. I break down every stage into small, achievable steps.”

​​​​​​​Visit to register for the free St Valentine’s Day class or other classes.