Portlaoise Sculpture

Artist Name(s) Eileen MacDonagh
Artwork title Portlaoise Sculpture

A major new stone sculpture by Eileen MacDonagh installed in Portlaoise in March 2013.


Eileen MacDonagh was born in Sligo in 1956. She lives and works in Leitrim. MacDonagh's work has featured in many exhibitions, both in Ireland and abroad, including shows in Portugal, Scotland, India and Japan. Eileen has both organised and participated in the International Sculpture Symposium movement, in Ireland and abroad and her work is included in numerous collections, such as the Irish Office of Public Works (OPW), the Lough Boora, Sculpture in Parklands, Co. Offaly, Kilkenny and Cork County Councils, Marlay Park, Dublin and Tawara Newtown, Osaka, Japan. In 2012 Visual Carlow mounted a major retrospective and exhibition of new work.

Commission Type Local Authority
Commissioner Name Laois County Council
Commissioning process Two stage competition
Partners The National Roads Authority
Artform Visual Arts
Funded By Laois County Council
Percent for art Yes
Budget Range 35000 - 70000 euro
Project commission end date 10/02/2013
Location Portlaoise By Pass
County Laois
Town Portlaoise
Street Address Co Laois
Website http://eileenmacdonagh.com/
Content contributor(s) Web editor



Commission Call Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown

16 August 2017

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