Public Art "Square Days and Fair Days"

30-Jun-2014

‘Square Days and Fair Days’ is a new piece of public art in the Upper Square in Castlwellan commissioned by the The Mourne Heritage Trust.  This art celebrates the history of Castlewellan as a centre for markets and hiring fairs and it also celebrates the strong links between Castlewellan and traditional music.

This is the first of three pieces of public art to be installed before the end of July.  There will also be pieces at the Bloody Bridge Amenity Site and in Kenlis Street, Banbridge.  Together they represent Phase 3 of Mourne Public Art.   It is hoped to follow phase 3 with the publication of a “Mourne Public Art trail” which will provide an interesting and innovative means of interpreting the landscape/heritage of the area.

Thanks to funders of the piece - Arts Council Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Tourist Board