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
Settlement by Cornelia Konrads
In Settlement the ruin of a small house is located in the meadow next to the road. With its simple, symmetric outline, the broad windows and the smooth rendered surface of the lower part this building reflects an average contemporary house, but the rendering blends into natural stone, which becomes more and more rough and weathered towards the top. On the upper part, the stones even seem to loose their connection, as if the walls are about to dissolve. Konrads creates here an ambivalence, a tension between contemporary and ancient architectural environments. The stones seem to be rising effortlessly into the air or tumbling down from above - reflecting the history of settlement in the region and the traces and relics that settlers have left in the landscape.
M8 Cashel to Mitchelstown By Pass, Co. Tipperary