Within cities too the work of artists and sculptors remind us of ancient stories.
Queen Maeve - Bronze statue in Beresford Place, Dublin. Created by Patrick O'Reilly.
The Children of Lír, Dublin Garden of Remembrance. Created by Oisín Kelly.
The Children of Lír, Lough Owel, County Westmeath. Created by Linda Brunker.
The Children of Lír, Ballycastle, County Antrim. Artist unknown.
Sculpture of Étaín and Midhir by Éamonn O'Doherty
standing in the park near the Ardagh Heritage & Creativity Centre.
Princess Macha at the entrance to Altnagelvin Hospital, Co. Derry by F.E Mc William.
Macha was said to have founded the earliest hospital in Ireland.
Éire with harp by Jerome Connor, Merrion Sq Park, Dublin.
The dying Cú Chulainn by Oliver Sheppard can be seen in the GPO, Dublin
and is a memorial to the participants of the 1916 Rising.
Bronze statue of Cú Chulainn carrying his dying friend Ferdia
by Ann Meldon Hugh, Ardee, County Louth.
Lugh on the shore of Lough Dunlewy at the foot of Mount Errigal, Co. Donegal. Artist unknown.
Manannán by Peter Grant, The Mall, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.
Sea God Manannán by Ann Meldon Hugh, Dundalk, Co. Louth.
The stolen statue of Danu who once stood near the Paps of Anu, Co. Kerry.
and one has returned.
In a moment of syncronicity when I began to write this post I heard that the statue of Manannán Mac Lír, stolen back in January and recovered, will be erected again to look out from Binevenagh Mountain, Co. Derry towards Lough Foyle.
Manannán Commands the Sea by sculptor John Darren Sutton.