Monday, June 30, 2008

Mythological Ireland

Driving northwest, heading into Roscommon and Sligo, this is what suddenly appears on top of a hill overlooking the highway. I love when art, and public art in particular, calls up the ancient mythology and communal archetypes of a nation. I always get a thrill when I see this. The metallic sculpture by Maurice Harron is called "The Gaelic Chieftain" and is in memory of the 16th century Battle of Curlew Pass.

3 comments:

paddy said...

Thought you might enjoy this:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2008/jul/02/uk.wildplaces

Em said...

Thanks for the advice! I've only been as far west as Killarney so far, but visits to Cavan and Donegal are murky possibilities in my future. Wahoo!

Michelle said...

Oh, this is wonderful! I swear I'm coming to Ireland if it kills me. LOL...hope the writing is going well and I hope that you're enjoying your summer days...

Michelle