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Garden Of The Celtic Saints

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02corvette wrote a review Jan 2020
Marietta, Georgia1,195 contributions294 helpful votes
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I thought it as about the saints like Patrick, Columba et al but it is about different saints - those who died due to the potatoe famime. Who ever sculpted these figures from wood is a marvelous wood worker. The detail is intricuit and the faces so expressive. We were there on a misty chilly day and while these are out side, you quickly forget about the weather. This is a must see and it is free! The faces show the dispair and agony of what these people went thru. If you go read hte panels in each hut to understand what went on.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Nuala T wrote a review Jan 2020
Donegal Town, Ireland11 contributions
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Garden of Celtic Saints Taking advantage of the lovely settled weather over the Christmas break I headed off to our neighbouring County of Fermanagh to find some wonderful places to visit and spend some time. I had read about The Sculpture Garden of Celtic Saints only a short drive away in Irvinestown Co. Fermanagh. This wonderful Sculpture Garden can be found just to the right of Sacred Heart Church, Lisnarick Road in the Parish of Devenish and is well sign posted with plenty of parking space at the Church. The Devenish Figures are a unique collection of wooden sculptures carved out of Irish oak. The figures of saints and scholars which include Saints Patrick, Brigid, Columbanus, Gall, Molaise, Columcille and Killian, are the work of Lithuanian sculptor Jonas Raiskas. Jonas, a native of Lithuania came to work in Irvinestown in 2007. He worked from 2007 until 2011 carving the beautiful figures for the garden. This is a truly special place. The workmanship on each of the wooden sculptures is outstanding with the story of each individual Irish Saint depicted in detailed carved images on these over life size figures. The Sculptures are protected from the elements in purpose built round shelters which in themselves are very attractive. Individual Sculptures of Irish Saints accompanied by written information are displayed in each House, on their lives and ministry here in Ireland and on their journeys throughout Europe, establishing monastery's and places of learning across the world. Lighting and carefully selected music are triggered by the presence of a visitor in each house to enhance the atmosphere and enjoyment of the sculpture trail. This wonderful, peaceful place is open all year round and is Free of charge. Donations for the upkeep of the Garden are welcomed. Do go and visit if you get the chance.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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sophy892 wrote a review Nov 2018
Irvinestown, United Kingdom10 contributions4 helpful votes
This is truly an amazing place. As you take a walk round this garden, you will be fascinated by the carvings that depict the saints of Ireland. This is so informative and well worth a visit. You will not be disappointed.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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DanMcG_media wrote a review Oct 2018
Dungarvan, Ireland75 contributions25 helpful votes
This is a very unique attraction in Northern Ireland. Well worth a visit if you are in the area. They have a series of structures/stautues all carved in wood by a Lithuanian living in the town. With the help of the local priest, this has been a tourist attraction developed through vision.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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FrequentTraveller066 wrote a review Sep 2018
Armagh, United Kingdom833 contributions153 helpful votes
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This is an interesting garden. The statues are very well made and the descriptions are very detailed. The garden is behind the chapel and could easily be missed.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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