Free Shipping available for this artwork


An Colleen Bawn (Original)

1,895.00 1,295.00

An Colleen Bawn is an original oil painting by KT McCaffrey. It is based upon a haunting Celtic tale from Irish Folklore.

“This tale involves a young woman called Ellen Hanley, she was only 16 years old and married for six years. …”

[ Read more of this story ]

Painting Dimensions:
This painting measures approximately 60 cm width X 80 cm height on a stretched canvas.

Do you have a Gift Card code? KT Artists Gift Cards can be redeemed at the checkout on all artworks.

In stock



An Colleen Bawn Celtic Painting

An Colleen Bawn

This artwork captures a representation from a haunting tale of Irish Folklore legends.

This tale involves a young woman called Ellen Hanley, she was only 16 years old and married for six years.

Ellen Hanley was a young woman of outstanding beauty with a bright and friendly disposition.

Her husband Scanlon,  grew tired of his young bride and plotted her muder with his servant, Stephen Sullivan.

On a boat trip, Sullivan shot Ellen with his musket.  He removed her clothing.  Finally he tied a rope from a stone, and dumped her body overboard into the River Shannon.

Six weeks later her body washed ashore at Moneypoint in County Clare.

A trial took place where Scanlon was defended by the famous lawyer Danial O’Connell. The court found him guilty and sentenced him to death.

Sullivan’s trial took place shortly after Scanlons. He also received a guilty verdict and sentenced to death on the gallows.

Elleen Hanley is buried at Burrane Cemetery near Kilrush in County Clare. Today, a Celtic Cross remains at the head of her grave.

It reads:

Here lies the Colleen Bawn
Murdered on the Shannon
July 14th 1819 RIP

‘An Colleen Bawn’ Celtic Painting

Artist: KT McCaffrey

Artwork details:

This original oil painting is one of KT McCaffrey’s most dramatic oil paintings. This celtic art inspired painting captures a young and beautiful Celtic Flautist in her traditional costume.

Artwork Dimensions:

The artwork measures 50 cm width by 60 cm height on a stretched canvas.


The artist supplies this painting with a studio frame for safe delivery. We recommend that you purchase your preferred style of mount and frame to match  your environment.

FREE Shipping on all Original Paintings:

KT Artists offers FREE Shipping of all our original artworks and fine art prints.

We take great care and attention to ensure that every painting arrives safely to your address. We use secure packaging to safely ship the artwork. Please allow up to 14 working days after payment processing for the delivery as this depends on the distance to your location.

Secure Payment:

Our checkout uses SSL Security to protect the address information you provide us with. We do not store any credit card or payment details on our website. Once you proceed from the checkout, you are taken to a payment system called Stripe to process the payment. This is one of the world’s safest and most popular online payment systems.

credit card secure payment

‘An Colleen Bawn’ celtic painting, is also available as a fine art print:

These prints are also available at a fraction of the cost of the original artwork and look every bit as good! All our prints are professionally scanned and printed to match the colour, texture and vibrancy. Available as limited edition prints!

Returns Policy:

We offer a 14 day money back guarantee! Simply notify us by email within 14 days of receiving your delivery that you intend to return the artwork. We advise you to read our returns policy carefully before contacting us regarding the return of an artwork.

If I don’t love it, how do I return it?

If your artwork arrived in good condition and you have changed your mind, no problem! You can return it to us within 14 days of receipt and receive a refund for the artwork. After receiving the goods you have 14 days from the delivery date to return them  for a full refund. All returned artworks must be undamaged and in the original packaging and condition. You can return the artwork to us by post or courier. The customer must pay the cost of return postage of artwork to us.

Damaged Goods:

In the unlikely event of goods damaged on arrival,please notify us immediately. We will require you to email us a good quality photo of the damaged artwork, your order number, postal address, email and phone number. We will then require you to return the damaged artwork to us. KT Artists will either deliver you a new one or refund you the cost of the artwork. When the artwork has been returned to us we will refund the full cost of the artwork & the cost of delivery to you. If an artwork is damaged upon delivery, it is in your best interest to email us within 24 hours.

Cancellation of order:

You can cancel an order within 48 hours of ordering. We will refund you within 14 days from the date of cancellation of your order. We can only cancel an order before the manufacturing and shipment stage. Once the product is in the printing stage or if your order has already shipped we cannot cancel your order

For more information on our returns policy please take a look at our returns policy.

artist KT McCaffrey

Artist: KT McCaffrey

KT McCaffrey is an Irish artist with a great interest in Ireland’s cultural and storytelling heritage. He studied graphic design at the National College of Art in Dublin.

KT McCaffrey lives in Dunshaughlin, County Meath, near Dublin. The artist likes to surround himself with everything he loves in life. He has a great passion for Irish literature, music, Celtic Folklore and the beauty of the Irish countryside.

KT McCaffrey blends all this to create his own style of art. KT has great respect for the Irish stained-glass artist Harry Clarke. Harry’s style is visible in many of KT’s paintings. The artist has created more than 80 oil on canvas paintings. Every brushstroke creates a rich composition with strong color contrasts, illustration and patterns.

Many of KT’s paintings capture a moment in time through the art of storytelling.  These paintings showcase scenes from Ireland’s tales of Folklore and Mythology.

For a more in depth look at KT McCaffrey’s journey as an artist, check out our blog post detailing his career.

Additional information


KT McCaffrey




Oil On Canvas




60cm X 80cm approx (width X height)