Death of Bernard Loughlin
I am sorry to tell you that we learn that Bernard Loughlin has died at his home in Spain. As first resident Director of the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Bernard, together with his wife Mary, formed the spirit, the style, and the substance of the centre as a workplace and retreat for artists from Ireland and abroad. He was a pioneer who created a new experience and new possibilities for Irish artists.
We send our condolences to Mary and to Bernard’s family and friends. In due course, the Tyrone Guthrie Centre will announce a permanent commemoration of Bernard’s achievement and his legacy. His life enriched us all; we honour his memory.
A memorial event will be held in Ireland in the near future. As further details become available, I will keep you informed.