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The Wave
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Mark Joyce

The Wave

The work consists of 250 coloured aluminium columns that emerge from the flat granite of the site and create a wave of energy, with colours running from leaf green to violet on the visible spectrum. Seen from a moving car, the cluster of coloured lines will shift as the viewer moves.

Location

M50, Sandyford interchange (photo: Ros Kavanagh)

53.270799-6.21577
Pater and Ned
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Rowan Gillespie

Pater and Ned

Inspired by a sketch on the late Gerry Ryan show called Sil, Pater and Ned the sculpture depicts the characters who would have frequented the village square and The Sandyford House Pub. The artist felt such men were fast disappearing from modern Ireland and sees his sculpture as a monument to the ordinary man.

Location

Sandyford Village

53.269905-6.224844
Dreaming about The Celestial Mountain
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Agnes Conway

Dreaming about The Celestial Mountain

Dreaming about The Celestial Mountain is about journeys that will never be made except in the imagination. The path to the summit forms a labyrinth, and steps are inscribed with a poem that describes the preparations required for a successful journey.

Location

Marlay Park

53.271472-6.273724
Pagan
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Catherine McCormack

Pagan

This piece was conceived when the artist was inspired by vast spaces and horizons being broken by standing monoliths, thus creating an energy and tension between the vertical and the horizontal. The use of the three forms was considered on many levels, drawing on elements such as earth, air and water.

Location

Marlay Park

53.272257-6.266973
Eclipse
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Eileen McDonagh

Eclipse

Eclipse stands directly on grass, appearing to defy gravity by not rolling over to allow the heavy element at the top to rest. The sculpture is cylindrical in form, standing upright with a thinner tube form emerging from its side on the same plane.

Location

Marlay Park

53.275887-6.265816
Necromancy
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Vincent Brown

Necromancy

The "Necromancer" springs from the grass, right arm out in a calm yet commanding gesture, directed towards a glaring head emerging from the grass some two metres away. The pieces are constructed from lengths of thick steel plate; the sections are cut, shaped and welded together to form the features of the figure.

Location

Marlay Park

53.276502-6.266735
Solitary Figure
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Cathy Carman

Solitary Figure

Standing still and alien-like, from one side of the Solitary Figure the sun reflects the metallic stainless steel shine and the sculpture appears as though it were a two-dimensional image from a future age. From the opposite side the cut out shape is a dark menacing shadow emerging from the trees.

Location

Marlay Park

53.276582-6.267169
Freewheeling Champ
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Cliodhna Cussen

Freewheeling Champ

This piece was commissioned at the behest of the bicycle shopkeeper in Dún drum who supplied parts and gave encouragement to the young Stephen Roche. The bronze design represents bicycle gears, the lettered granite circle the movement of the cycle wheels.

Location

Dún drum Town Centre, Dún drum
(opposite the entrance to Roly's restaurant)

53.288386-6.242689
Usher Monument
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Unknown

Usher Monument

The Usher Monument was erected to the memory of the late Dr. Isaac Usher. It takes the form of a granite fountain with four baths designed to collect water from cast iron fittings. The pillar is ribbed delicately and takes the form of an obelisk.

Location

Opposite Dún drum Shopping Centre, Main Street, Dún drum

53.292083-6.245605
Conversation
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Julie Merriman/Nicos Nicolaou

Conversation

This work was commissioned for the residents of the three purpose-built homes for senior citizens at Ard Lorcan Villas. It is wall-mounted and based upon the structure of a crossword. The selection of words was chosen to help create a welcoming atmosphere.

Location

Ard Lorcan, Stillorgan

53.286601-6.196965
Cut Out People
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Dan McCarthy

Cut Out People

The piece depicts the human form in two different, two-dimensional profiles intersected at right angles and this is highlighted by the painted pattern on the figures. No one figure is central, both seem to flow, jump and dance in and out of each other in a jubilant and graceful movement.

Location

Blackrock Park

53.304764-6.185496
Blackrock Dolmen
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Rowan Gillespie

Blackrock Dolmen

Blackrock Dolmen depicts three elegantly elongated figures holding up a large capstone to symbolise the essence of Blackrock. The figures, two male and one female, are of cast bronze, whilst the capstone is of lighter resin bronze on fibreglass and is in the typical triangular form of dolmens.

Location

Blackrock By-pass, Blackrock

53.298972-6.17394
Face the Earth
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Nicos Nicolaou

Face the Earth

This work was commissioned as part of a new Corporation Housing scheme. The idea behind the work is based upon the abstract patterns formed by the roads, paths and streets of the development. To elevate this aspect of the commission, a low-relief of straight lines and small circles was used.

Location

Sweetmans Avenue, off Carysfort Avenue, Blackrock
(off Brookfield Grove)

53.29691-6.176973
Repose
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Niall O'Neill

Repose

Inspired by the concept of the land as Earth Mother, this sculpture takes the form of a reclining protective mother, holding her infant gently but firmly. It is a statement about our intimate and primordial dependence on the land and how it has nurtured us physically, mentally and spiritually over time.

Location

Brookfield Grove, off Carysfort Avenue

53.296457-6.177724
Stele for Cecil King
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Colm Brennan

Stele for Cecil King

Dedicated to the memory of painter Cecil King, this piece was erected specifically to be interactive for young children.
The geometric form in red painted steel stands monumental and proud against a mid-ground of the surrounding greenery.

Location

Toverna Park, Blackrock

53.29759-6.170422
River Gods/Ecosystem
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Hugh Lorigan

River Gods/Ecosystem

This mural incorporates brightly coloured ceramic vessels and plaques depicting human, animal and marine forms. The vessels refer to ancient earthenware jars used for the containment and transportation of liquids, a direct reference to the function of the building in which they are housed. The face panels allude to the watchful river Gods.

Location

West Pier Pumping Station
(Viewing by Appointment Only
contact dlr Arts office)

53.295975-6.149597
The Gift
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Sandra Bell

The Gift

The Gift depicts a curved abstract figure holding a bowl. It is inspired by Maggie Maloney, the original owner of the site, who was a fishmonger all her life and bequeathed her house to the County Council. The piece is adorned with fish scales and waves and the bowl is overflowing with water.

Location

Bentley Villas, Dún Laoghaire

53.29532-6.142265
Eclipse
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Grace Weir

Eclipse

This work consists of four separate bronze discs, representing an eclipse, sited on four different walls in the housing development. The work is set into the fabric of the wall at a height and each piece is surrounded by brickwork detail.

Location

Library Road, Dún Laoghaire
(the artwork is located on the buildings inside the development)

53.292053-6.140722
Journey Through the Centre of the Earth
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Sadbh O'Neill

Journey Through the Centre of the Earth

Commissioned as part of the Per Cent for Art Scheme, this unconventional 'landscape' encourages us to consider the theme of water. The work takes the form of a cross section through a segment of the Earth's crust, on top of which sits a town surrounded by fields and trees.

Location

County Hall, Dún Laoghaire

53.294142-6.13426
Christ the King
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Andrew O'Connor

Christ the King

Unveiled here in 1978, this monument was first exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1926 and brought to Ireland by subscriptions raised from persons of all religious denominations. The three scenes depicted on the tall bronze pillar are the stages of Christ's death and the resurrection.

Location

Haigh Terrace, Dún Laoghaire

53.293041-6.131339
George IV Testemonial
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Aird-engineer

George IV Testemonial

This monument pays tribute to King George IV and the renaming of Dún leary. It also records the laying of the first stone of the harbour in 1817. The base is a huge mound of granite upon which sits four large granite spheres, holding up the monument pillar.

Location

East Pier, Dún Laoghaire

53.293769-6.131873
Mothership
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Rachel Joynt

Mothership

This cast bronze and stainless steel piece depicts a sea urchin positioned on its side as if suspended in motion leaving a trail of metal silver droplets. It is as if the sea urchin has been thrown up onto the shore by a wave.

Location

Newtownsmith, Sandycove

53.289086-6.12406
Archer II
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Niall O'Neill

Archer II

Originally sited in Marlay Park, Archer II was designed with children in mind. The work deals with the tension and release of energy and specifically expresses a momentary release of energy; frozen time, petrified, solidified.

Location

Newtownsmith, Sandycove

53.288462-6.123234
Sky Tables
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Julie Merriman/Nicos Nicolaou

Sky Tables

This work was commissioned as part of the refurbishment scheme of Glasthule Buildings. The idea for this work came from the design of the buildings themselves and the manner in which they are stacked, one upon the other. The artists wanted to repeat this stacking pattern within a structure that pointed to the farthest places imaginable.

Location

Glasthule Buildings, Glasthule

53.286569-6.122681
Celebration
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Dick Joynt

Celebration

A central theme of Joynt's work is the celebration of family and humanity. In this sculpture the mother, with unrelenting strength, holds aloft the curled child. The simple curved forms and the balanced bulk of the figures gives the work a monumental, timeless and universal quality that is fitting for this residential location.

Location

Eden Park, Glasthule

53.287641-6.126215
Sun Worshipper
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Noel Scullion

Sun Worshipper

This sculpture is based on a section of solid shadow of a seated woman aligned in a north-south direction and with the noon summer solstice. The sun shines through a vacant section allowing a beam of light to pass through its own shadow for 10 minutes at midday.

Location

Crosthwaite Park, Dún Laoghaire

53.286759-6.13424
Vigil
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Richard Enda King

Vigil

The theme of Vigil is based on the mythological Phoenix and is conceived as a flame form. The sculptor has interpreted this theme as being symbolic of the ever present and continuous vigilance of the fire station personnel. The sculpture is fabricated in sheet steel.

Location

Kill Avenue, Fire Station

53.281752-6.151826
Mosaic Trees
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Karen O'Riordan

Mosaic Trees

These brightly coloured mosaic trees are sited on a wall in Carriglea Gardens estate. The work was created using a variety of ceramic tiles in a broad spectrum of cheerful colours.

Location

Carriglea Gardens, Carriglea

53.281805-6.148263
Sunflowers
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Derek Whitticase

Sunflowers

This work consists of two sunflowers carved in relief in limestone and sited beside each other. The piece is mounted on a wall making the artworks appear like two stone pictures.

Location

St. Kevins Close, Sallynoggin, Dún Laoghaire

53.279023-6.139681
Old Dalkey Head
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Tom Glendon

Old Dalkey Head

Old Dalkey Head is a study in the form of the elongation of a head in a setting, which though intimate, relates to the nearby quarry from which most of Dún Laoghaire was built. The use of granite and the theme of this piece reflects the historical importance of this material in the Dalkey area.

Location

Swan's Hollow, Upper Glenageary Road

53.278448-6.131429
Bird Bath
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Cliodhna Cussen

Bird Bath

This tapering pillar carved with woodland motifs represents the fringes of the woods in early summer, beautifully resembling a bird bath.

Location

Rochestown Gardens, Rochestown House, off Sallynoggin Road

53.274523-6.14662
Theatre
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Agnes Conway

Theatre

Theatre is a sculptural group consisting of 6 'Performers' and 7 'Audience', each cast in granite. It represents an aspiration to a more ideal world where the ability to recognise and accept the evils and flaws in human nature allows one to move forward without being changed or scarred by them.

Location

Cabinteely Park

53.260214-6.158835
Mother and Child
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Michael Whelan

Mother and Child

This sculpture is an abstract figurative bronze form mounted on a granite plinth and depicts a mother and child embracing. The inspiration for this work comes from the flower of the plant known as Lords and Ladies. The sculpture is situated in Ballinclea Heights family park.

Location

Ballinclea Heights, Killiney

53.269071-6.120652
Thus Daedalus Flew
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Niall O'Neill

Thus Daedalus Flew

Thus Daedalus Flew celebrates both the great Irish wordsmith, James Joyce, in his literary incarnation as Stephen Daedalus; and the mythological inventor, sculptor, and bronze-smith Daedalus, father of Icarus. The piece has many layers of meaning and is concerned with man's quest to fly at every level, physical, mental and spiritual.

Location

Entrance to Killiney Hill Park

53.266554-6.114884
Spend a Penny?
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Cathy MacAleavey

Spend a Penny?

The piece consists of three restroom symbols - male, female and disabled. The sculptor used Celtic figures in the symbols set with the background of the Dublin mountains. The pieces were made using many textures, then cast in bronze. A green patina was used on the bronze to reflect their location near the sea.

Location

Killiney Beach carpark
(exterior of public toilet building)

53.257345-6.113296
Untitled
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Maurice MacDonagh

Untitled

This monumental piece stands at the entrance to Cromlech Fields housing estate. It is made from two large pieces of granite with a bronze section connecting them and is reminiscent of dolmens acting as a gateway to the estate.

Location

Entrance to Cromlech Fields, Killiney Hill Road

53.244258-6.121659
Dún  Rath Group
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Tom Glendon

Dún Rath Group

The three-piece sculpture reflects a family group in a setting echoing a pastoral landscape, at a busy junction with Killiney Hill as a backdrop. The Dún Rath Group explores the theme of standing stones whose form and distinct sloping tops combine to echo the ancient stonework of Rathdown barony.

Location

Loughlinstown roundabout on the N11

53.240755-6.128819
Untitled
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Dorothy Heywood

Untitled

Commissioned as part of the Per Cent for Art Scheme, this is a series of colourful, locally inspired images in bronze and mosaic panels, inset into the pavement along the main street.

Location

Shankill Village
(outside the shops on the Main Street)

53.230029-6.124221
Family History
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Terry O'Farrell

Family History

A circular pathway in clay holding personal memories of families within this small Dublin community. The hopes and dreams of the children are inlaid into the centre of each slab and will only come to light over time as one surface fades to reveal the inlaid drawings of the next generation below.