The Boyne Bridge

It’s official title is the Mary McAleese Boyne Valley Bridge, after the former Irish President in honour of her contribution to the Northern peace process. However locals tend to refer to it simply as the Boyne Bridge. Either way, it’s an impressive piece of engineering and a striking feature on the landscape as it spans not just the river but …

‘A Tree In A Sculpture’

The striking eight metre tall ‘A Tree In A Sculpture’ by Japanese artist Naomi Seki is one of a series of large sculptural works at the wonderful Lough Boora Discovery Park in County Offaly.

Brian O’Loughlin – Passage

I never tire of seeing this magnificent sculptural landmark as I drive west along the M6 motorway between Dublin and Galway. (Prior to the Covid lockdown, of course!) ‘Passage’ by Brian O’Loughlin comprises six ten metre high pieces made primarily from bog oak taken from the very ground on which it stands in the heart of the Irish midlands.

Stormy Voyager

Linda Brunker’s ‘Voyager’ has stood up to all kinds of weather on the seafront at Laytown, County Meath. What’s one more storm?

Man Bird – Fidelma Massey

Fidelma Massey is a Dublin-born artist who has worked in bronze and ceramic for the over 30 years. She says: “I like to invent images for invisible beings. I love hybrids: beasts that are neither one thing or the other. A man who is also a bird, a woman who is a tree – deliberately ambiguous images.” This image was …

Ferryman’s End

Feel like you’re just wading your way through the suffocating treacle of lockdown? Well, say hello to this resident of what is easily the strangest sculpture park in all of Ireland – the Hindu-themed Victor’s Way, near Roundwood in County Wicklow. Described by the owner as “an extreme spiritual adventure park,” it covers 22 acres of  woodland and fields filled …