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Mayo North Sculpture Trail

Tír Sáile - The North Mayo Sculpture Trail is the largest public arts trial ever undertaken in Ireland. The trail originated in 1993, the year of the Mayo 5000, which was a year-long cultural celebration inspired by the surviving human imprint in earth and stone on the Mayo landscape over fifty centuries. 

The original trail entailed the installation of fourteen site specific sculptures along the North Mayo Coast. Key to the commissioning was the use of natural materials and environments by the artists, working in harmony with their surroundings. As anticipated a number of works have since degraded back into the environment. The trail currently consists of 11 works.  

The North Mayo Sculpture Trail begins in Killala and follows the coastal route through Ballycastle, Belderrig, Belmullet and down to Blacksod. For more information go to Mayo North Sculpture Trail:

In early 2017, Mayo County Council and Áras Inis Gluaire/Erris Arts Centre commissioned three public art residency projects in Erris, County Mayo. The artists selected for these commissions were Gareth Kennedy, Noah Rosa and Selma Makela and Joanna Hopkins.

Find out more about these residencies here.

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