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Clocha na hEireann

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Fr. McDwer Folk Village, Glencolmcille F94DN22, Ireland
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Its located in the parking across the street from the folk village. Fine piece of art. Made of... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
Sean D
Larochette, Luxembourg
via mobile
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Directly opposite the folk village. A most unusual map of Ireland with stone from each of the 32... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2017
County Dublin, Ireland
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Clocha na hEireann is a collaborative 1916 commemoration work between stone masons from every corner of Ireland. They each used stone native to their county to produce a magnificent carving that represented some aspect of their cultural identity. Carvings included everything from county emblems to representations of local mythology, geographical features, architecture and history.
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Fr. McDwer Folk Village, Glencolmcille F94DN22, Ireland
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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Its located in the parking across the street from the folk village. Fine piece of art. Made of stones around ireland.

Thank Sean D
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Directly opposite the folk village. A most unusual map of Ireland with stone from each of the 32 counties together with motifs appropriate to the county in question. Look for the two-tailed cat from Tipperary.

Thank 359frank
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Situated in the car park opposite the Folk Village is a mavellous map of Ireland in stone. Designed by master stonemasons each county is sculpted in the stone local to that county with an image to represent the county. It was created for the 100th...More

Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

There really isn't much to see apart from the map of Ireland constructed with input from a stone mason from each of the counties. The map and quality of the work is impressive and worth looking out for if in the area.

Thank Lambretta101
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This beautiful piece of artwork is fairly new, but is quite a treasure to be seen. The artist gathered stone unique to each different county in Ireland and formed it into the shape of the county to create the entirety of Ireland. It's tucked away...More

Thank Michelle F
Reviewed 4 August 2017

This stone map was unveiled in 2016 as part of the centennial commemoration of the Éirí Amach na Cásca. The different stones are beautiful, and many of them are carved with symbols related to the different counties. It would be perfect if there were a...More

Thank kathym98012
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Interesting and great photo opportunity. A lovely concept to represent Ireland.The village is lovely too.

Thank Nicole B
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Put this on our must see list when out sightseeing. Unfortunately it wasn't open but what we could see was lovely and an insight on how life was like at the time. Not sure when it opens full time in the area. There were a...More

Thank Lynn H
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

This is the most brilliant piece of public art I have seen in a long time! Each piece made separately from stone locally sourced from each county and fitted together for a truly stunning visual effect! Great photo opportunity!

Thank MeghanJR
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

This is a gorgeous find! It's basically a map of Ireland with each county crafted out of that county's best known rock by a stonemason from that county. Each county is unique and beautifully decorated. It was nice to visit with a group of friends...More

Thank Katie G
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