Photographer's Note

This monument is titled "The Cashel Dancers" and is situated at the Brian Boru cultural centre at the Rock of Cashel, Co Tipperary.

The sculpture was commissioned in 1991 and the artist is Rowan Gillespie, the same man who created the famine sculptures on Dublins quayside.

Gillespie is one of the most eloquent contemporary masters of Irish sculpture and is internationally renowned for his bronze sculptures of emotional themes such as The Cycle of Life, Colorado (1991), The Famine Series, Dublin (1996-97) and Ripples of Ulysses (2000). He has emerged as one of the greatest figurative sculptors in the history of Irish art and his work appears in public and private collections around the world.

The Brú Ború where this sculpture is situated is a national cultural centre at the foot of the Rock of Cashel. This cultural village is designed around a village green and is a home to the study and celebration of native Irish music, song, dance, theatre and Celtic studies. The sculpture represents these studies well showing as it does, traditional Celtic people lost in the moment of the dance.

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Noel Byrne (Noel_Byrne) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2214 W: 8 N: 4904] (17131)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2011-04-21
  • Categories: Daily Life, Artwork
  • Exposure: f/9.0, 1/200 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-07-29 8:33
Viewed: 1358
Points: 26
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