Commission | Bishop William O’Higgins Memorial Sculpture, Drumlish, Co. Longford

The deadline for applications is Friday 23 June at 5pm

The Bishop William O’Higgins Heritage Project committee seeks expressions of interest from artists of all levels of experience in developing a new artwork to be situated outside the church on St. Mary’s Street Drumlish, it will be part of the Drumlish Heritage Trail.

The commission is to commemorate the life of Bishop William O’Higgins and his particular significance to the local area. The commissioners are seeking a figurative bronze sculpture of Bishop O’Higgins.

This project will mark and make known this most distinguished son of Drumlish. His life and his achievements are a symbol of the hidden history and heritage of the locality.

Please Note: The project is subject to securing part funding through the EU LEADER Rural Development Programme.


The total budget available for the artwork is up to €65,000 (inclusive of VAT).


Applicants are requested to read the full content of the brief document carefully as it contains important information pertaining to all stages of the commission: Bishop-O’Higgins-Commission-Brief

Site Visit

A site visit will take place on Saturday 20 May at 1.30pm. To register your interest in attending the site visit please email or call 01 6729488 before Friday 19 May, 12 noon.


Please note that all submissions should be posted in hard copy to:

Bishop William O’Higgins Applications

Visual Artists Ireland,

Windmill View House,

4 Oliver Bond Street,

Dublin 8.

Supporting images may be provided in electronic format on CD, DVD, or Memory Stick.

Late submissions will not be accepted.


The open call is administered by Visual Artists Ireland on behalf of Bishop William O’Higgins Heritage Project committee. All queries should be sent by email to




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