Five wooden carvings will form new sculpture trail in Loughnaneane park

The arrival of five wooden carvings will form a new sculpture trail in Loughnaneane(lough-ni-nan) park in Co. Roscommon.

The sculptures depict figures from Irish myth and legend, including Cú Chulain, Queen Medb of Connacht, and Aedh (PRON: EE) and Felim O’Connor.

All of the sculptures have a link to the area, including a Nature Chair which features animals commonly seen in the park.

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The installations are step one in the Recreation Infrastructure Scheme, which Roscommon County Council successfully applied for.

Step two and three include pathways within the park as well as the creation of a bandstand, which will be constructed in early 2020.

The bespoke pieces, carved from cedar wood, are the creation of Mullingar artist Richie Clarke.

Director of Services for Outdoor Recreation, Majella Hunt, says they’ve added another dimension to the park: