Monday, June 30, 2008
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.