Sculpture garden designed to appeal to the five senses. The garden places strong emphasis on ancient Hanley history of Ireland. It includes:
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.
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
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'.
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…
The project was inspired by Soroptimist International Tralee & District, under its then President Maura Baily, in 2000.