9 February 2024

~1 minutes read

Award-winning artist commissioned to develop new sculpture for Salmon Weir pedestrian bridge

Share story:
Award-winning artist commissioned to develop new sculpture for Salmon Weir pedestrian bridge

An award-winning artist has been commissioned to create a new sculpture for the Salmon Weir Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge.

The statue “Gailbhe” by Wicklow artist Alan Clarke will be a visual representation of Galvia or Gaillimh.

She’s a mythological princess of the Firbolg Tribe, after whom Galway is said to be named.

Alan Clarke says he’s delighted to have been selected, having been chosen out of 26 applicants for the project.

“I’m looking forward immensely to getting to work on this project over the coming weeks and months. I believe I have created a design that is captivating and unique, that will enhance an already very beautiful setting. I hope that the people of Galway, and visitors to the city, will feel the same when it is unveiled later this year.”

 

Share story:

UN Food & Agriculture Organisation partners with UG to tackle hunger and malnutrition

The UN Food & Agriculture Organisation has partnered with University of Galway to combat hunger and malnutrition. They’ll collaborate on researc...

Slight dip in unemployment across Galway in May

There has been a slight dip in unemployment across Galway city and county. However, some areas remained stagment or had an increase in unemployment levels...

Local senator says banning dangerous dogs not enough without real enforcement

Discussions and plans around banning dangerous dog breeds are important – but willprove ineffective unless there’s real enforcement. That̵...

Deputy Sean Canney expresses concern following confirmation that Pieta House intends to close existing therapy centre in Tuam.

Independent TD Sean Canney has expressed concern following confirmation from the CEO of Pieta House that they intend to close the existing therapy centre ...