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31st May 2024
to 30th Sep 2024

Age Range
All ages

Branleys Yard


Local Connections

From the legends of Diarmuid and Grainne, to Cormac and Colmcille, to the poetry and artwork of the brothers Yeats', the iconic Benbulben landscape and rich cultural and natural heritage of the Drumcliffe/ North Sligo area has inspired many throughout history. 

This proposal is to engage a local artist, ceramicist Ian Carty, to explore with local residents/ community group members and Rathcormac NS schoolchildren (working through the Green Flag Committee Coordinator) the heritage and history of the Drumcliffe area to identify key aspects of the landscape and local story that can be visually represented in the sculptural piece.
The panoramic sculpture, which will span the central portion of the wall (approx. 2-3ft height/ 15-16ft long), will be made from clay finished in relief and fired to stoneware temp and made fully weatherproof. The surrounding area will be rendered with a mural painted to provide a ‘frame’ for the sculpture, which will be the focal point of the new entrance area, a landing place for visitors to the Market Yard, as well as a trailhead for the nature trail leading from the yard to the Bronze Age Burial Boulders on the far side of the valley.

Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.

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