- Jul 2015
UCD Sculpture Trail
The creation of campus heritage can help to promote, strengthen, and support community and public engagement. Cognisant that the most successful and sustainable communities contain a wide variety of things to do, see, and enjoy, the University will shortly reveal UCD Sculpture Trail to focus on the rich collection displayed across the Belfield Campus.
These public works of art are an integral part of the urban fabric of University College Dublin, enriching the sense of place and the physical beauty of the natural environment.Varying in style and material, the collection is representative of national and internationally renowned artists including John Burke, Jason Ellis, Thomas Glendon, James Hogan, Kevin O’Dwyer, Bob Quinn and Giorgio Zennaro.
One of the earliest works in the sculpture collection is 'Hibernia with the Bust of Lord Cloncurry' by James Hogan. This marble statue made in Rome is an important work by the Irish born artist dating to the mid 19th century. Other pieces include 'Figurehead' By Jason Ellis as one of the largest free standing stone sculptures in the country and commissioned by UCD in 2007.
The University recognises that the truly inclusive design of it’s amenities should consider creation of places that can be enjoyed by people from all walks of life.
Running along the core of the Campus, UCD Sculpture Trail will link to existing pedestrian routes, and will be a positive addition to the identity of the University as an interesting, attractive, and culturally rich community.
Dundalk market day, Co. Louth
The Dundalk Market Square web site offers the following history of the Dundalk market:
In the 17th century, Lord Limerick (later James Hamilton, 1st Earl of Clanbrassil) created the modern town we know today. He was responsible for the construction of streets leading to the town centre; his ideas came from many visits to Europe. In addition to the demolition of the old walls and castles, he had new roads laid out eastwards of the principal streets. The most important of these new roads connected a newly laid down Market Square, which still survives, with a linen and cambric factory at its eastern end, adjacent to what was once an army cavalry and artillery barracks (now Aiken Military Barracks).
In the 19th century, the town grew in importance and many industries were set up in the local area. This development was helped considerably by the opening of railways, the expansion of the docks area or 'Quay' and the setting up of a board of commissioners to run the town.
The present photograph was captured by the Coimisiún Béaloideasa Éireann (CBÉ) / Irish Folklore Commission (1935).