Dungloe River Walk Art Trail

Dungloe River Walk Art Trail

Commissioned €60,000 public art
Completion February 2021

Responsible for design, manufacture and installation we have created a trail of related sculptures telling the Norwegian Troll legend of Dungloe, whilst immersing the visitor in to story. Including a 3m open book, a Magic Portal, in brown/red Corten-Steel with polyester-powder-coated white steel pages, with some of the pages appear to be falling out. The next sculpture relates to the Irish saying ‘leave your boots at the door’ and also the story that the Giant visiting Dungloe left in such a hurry that they left his boots behind, 2m high constructed in local Irish oak, also several pairs of boots ranging from the giants huge boots to tiny troll and fairy boots constructed in ceramics, left to the side of the path as a sign of respect to nature. Next are 4 Whopper swans, the swans are the Children of King Lir, who has been turned into to swans after being struck by a fairy wand by their step-mother jealous of their father’s great love for them, constructed steel polyester powder coated white, further along are Hares actual size in Corten-Steel again local to the area. Finally is a stainless-steel bent over Wishing Tree, the prevailing winds on the West coast of Ireland have created small resilient trees with horizontal shaped branches that are thought to have healing and magical powers.