Fionn Mac Cumhaill and his hounds
|Artist Name(s)||Lynn Kirkham - Greenmantle|
|Artwork title||Fionn Mac Cumhaill and his hounds|
This public artwork was commissioned by Kildare County Council for a number of reasons, it was to mark the contribution of the work of the army at the Curragh Camp, to mark the significance of Fionn and na Fianna in Kildare and to initiate a key piece to be included in the Public Art and Heritage Trail in Newbridge. The piece is located on a roundabout at exit 12 of the M7 for Newbridge South and The Curragh. The artwork was paid for from 'paid parking' in Newbridge.
The artwork was discussed on KFM and was covered in both the Leinster Leader and The Kildare Nationalist.
Lynn Kirkham is a well commissioned artist who works in a variety of media. Her public artworks include pieces in bronze, scrap metal, steel, concrete and willow. Lynn works all over Ireland but has bases in Tipperary and Bere Island where she has recently set up 'Bere Metal'. Her artwork is always site specific and in response to location.
|Commission Type||Local Authority|
|Commissioner Name||Kildare County Council|
|Commissioning process||Direct Commission|
|Funded By||Kildare County Council|
|Budget Range||35000 - 70000 euro|
|Location||Newbridge, Co. Kildare – Exit 12 of M7|
|Content contributor(s)||Rina Whyte|
|Relationship to project||Public Art Co-ordinator|
|Associated professionals / Specialists involved||
Engineer and steel worker
Greystones Educate Together National School appointed a voluntary committee with relevant expertise to oversee the per cent for art commissioning process. An external curator, Máire Davey, was appointed specifically for her expertise in working in a highly collaborative way as meaningful involvement from the students and school was viewed as central to the process. The procurement route chosen was limited invited competition.