Meet the Gallerist: Rosemarie Noone

The founder of the Claremorris Gallery in Co Mayo talks about her love of art, the thrill of the art space and putting Irish art on the world stage

Rosemarie Noone, owner of the Claremorris Gallery. Strands, an exhibition of paintings by Donald Teskey, will run at the gallery until December 20. Picture: Michael McLaughlin

What kickstarted your interest in art?

One of my earliest memories is from when I was four, snapping bubble wrap at the installation of the Claremorris Open Exhibition, an open submission exhibition for contemporary artists that ran for over 40 years. My mother is a keen art enthusiast and as a kid I was dragged along to museums, galleries, auction houses and studios of artists such as Tony O’Malley, Hughie O’Donoghue, Camille Souter and Brian ...