Statues - Hither & Thither

Ireland
Tralee - Trá Lí
Kerry - Ciarraí

Town Park

Garden of the Senses


2000

Tralee - <i>Trá Lí</i> /  Garden of the Senses   Tralee - <i>Trá Lí</i> /  Garden of the Senses

Description

Sculpture garden designed to appeal to the five senses. The garden places strong emphasis on ancient Hanley history of Ireland. It includes:
  1. SOUND: Horns of Clogherclemin
    A hoard of bronze age horns was found in a bog at Clogherclemin,
    Tralee in 1875. This interactive sculpture pays tribute to the
    craftmanship of the ancient Irish.
  2. TASTE: Cauldron of the Dagda
    In ancient Ireland, The Dagda (the Great God) possessed one of the
    four treasures of the Tuatha de Danann, a vessel of endless bounty
    'from which none returned unfulfilled'. This sculpture features a
    drinking fountain.
  3. SIGHT: Standing Stone
    The stone is aligned with Queen Scotia's Glen on Sliabh Mis Mountain
    and looks back to a mythical time when the Milesians defeated the great
    Tuatha de Danann and Scotia's son Amergin named the island 'Eire'.
  4. TOUCH: Henge
    A modern, rhythmic and tactile response in stone to an important
    neolithic settlement site discovered at Ballycarty,
    outside Tralee in June 1996.
We haven't seen the fifth sense…

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Annotation

The project was inspired by Soroptimist International Tralee & District, under its then President Maura Baily, in 2000.

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 52°16'2" W 9°42'13"

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