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Public Art Project update for Irishtown Community

Date: 17-04-2023

The community of Irishtown, County Mayo are invited to a Project Update event on Saturday 13th May 2023 at the Irishtown Community Centre. The artist Noah Rose, who is working on a public sculpture project for Irishtown due to be installed this Autumn, will give an update on the project he is working on.

Noah has been researching aspects of the history of Irishtown in the County Mayo Libraries archives and is focusing on Irishtown’s historical importance as ‘the Cradle of the Land League’, especially on the rally of 1879 attended by 10,000 people - the first of several ‘Monster Meetings’ across the West of Ireland that led to the formation first of the Mayo Land League and then the National Land League, laying the ground for Irish independence.

Noah will be presenting sketches, visualisations and examples of other work he has made for previous commissions.  There will be an opportunity to see some of the research, including selected newspaper articles and illustrations from 1879-90 from the Connaught Tribune, Irish Times, Mayo Examiner and other newspapers and journals.

There will be a walk to visit the proposed locations of the Irishtown artworks and an opportunity to talk to the artist about his previous work in County Mayo and elsewhere and to discuss the results of his research into the history of Irishtown.

The event will run from 2 – 4pm.  All welcome - no need to book, just turn up.  Refreshments will be provided.

Visit for more information: This commission is part of Mayo County Council’s Public Art Programme, funded by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage under the Per Cent for Art Scheme.

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