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Press Statement - Landscaping at Nurney Roundabout

 

Press Statement

Landscaping at Nurney Roundabout

Work was completed in the last 2 weeks on the installation of a new art piece on the Nurney Roundabout off the junction for Kildare Town on the M7 motorway.

The theme of the pieces is 'Ghost Horses from the Bog'. The sculptures of four horses made from bog oak are the work of artist Lynn Kirkham. The bog oak was sourced from the Bog of Allen and the horses were constructed by Lynn at her workshop on Bere Island in Co Cork.

The four horses represent different stages of a horses gallop. The theme of horses was chosen for the roundabout because of Kildare Towns association with horse breeding and also the location of the National Stud close to the town.

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Landscaping at Nurney Roundabout - Photo

The remainder of the roundabout will be landscaped in the coming weeks with a wildflower seed mixture to compliment the sculptures. The landscaping of the roundabout is part of a programme to landscape all the major roundabouts at entrances to the towns and villages in the county and to pick, where possible, an appropriate theme that represents an aspect of the town or county and to create landmarks at the entrances to them.

ENDS

7 June 2013

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