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Perpetual Motion © Guth Publication

Perpetual Motion Paris has the Eiffel Tower. London has Tower Bridge and Big Ben. New York has the statue of Libery and the Empire State building.. And Naas has… Well, everyone knows it as the ‘Big Ball’. Familiar to anyone who has driven down the N7/M7 from Dublin, heading for Limerick, Cork, Waterford, the south… Continue reading Road Art 6

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‘Squires’ Gannon Bill ‘Squires’ Gannon, who played in the Kildare All-Ireland Senior Football Championship winning football team in 1927 and 1928, the first captain to raise the newly minted Sam Maguire Cup in 1928, and the only team to win two All-Ireland SFCs with the same fifteen players. Sculpted by English artist Mark Richards, the… Continue reading Road Art 5

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The Martin McBrearty Chair As part of the Donegal Stone Festival in 2015, the stone chair, carved in Kilkenny sandstone by mason Christian Helling and dedicated to the memory of Kilcar stonemason Martin McBrearty. “It has taken me a year to find this perfect stone,” said Christian Helling. “It is given in memory of Martin… Continue reading Road Art 4

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Clocha na hÉireann Located in Gleann Cholm Cille, Co Donegal, Clocha na hÉireann is a stone map illustrating the 32 counties of Ireland. It was commissioned in 2016, marking the entenary of the Proclamation of the Republic in 1916. Each stone is carved from stone native to the county it depicts, and in most cases… Continue reading Road Art 3

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Ghost Horses From The Bog The four Ghost Horses From The Bog, by Lynn Kirkham, made from bog oak from the Bog of Allan. There are several equine themed public sculptures near my home outside Kildare town, but this is my favourite. It captures the essence of horse and motion. Through the Percent For Art… Continue reading Road Art 2

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The Gaelic Chieftain The Gaelic chieftain, sculpted in metal near Boyle, Co Roscommon by Maurice Harron, photographed on St Patrick’s Day, 17 March 2009. The sculpture represents Aogh Rua (Red Hugh) O’Donnell, who lead a rebel Irish force against the English under Sir Conyers Clifford in 1599 at The Battle of Curlew Pass. The English… Continue reading Road Art 1