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Mayo Arts Service


Tír Sáile Residencies

Various Artists, 2017.

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..

Gareth Kennedy worked in Carrowteige. Noah Rose and Selma Makela worked together in Belmullet and Joanna Hopkins was based at Claggan Island. This was an exciting opportunity for the artists to work with the communities and revisit some of the Tír Sáile sculpture trail sites with new artistic vision and approaches to contemporary public art practice.

Tír Sáile Symposium 2017 celebrated and reflected upon Tír Sáile history and context, in conjunction with presentations on the newly commissioned work by the residency artists.

The original trail was developed nearly 25 years ago and is currently undergoing a thorough maintenance programme. Visit the project website on

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