‘The Bridge: Fiacha Dhubha Fhionglaise ar Foluain

by Gazette Reporter
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This is the third of six new sculptures commissioned as a part of the Sculpture Dublin initiative by artist, Sara Cunningham-Bell.

. The seven-metre-tall sculpture comprises two figures with arms raised up, holding high a mirrored steel ‘river rug’ that is threaded through with symbols and signs of Finglas life. 

Inspired by the Irish translation ‘Fionnghlas’ (clear streamlet), the sculpture draws from the depths of local history, while also reflecting present-day Finglas. 

The commissioning and design process has been informed by extensive public engagement and aims and to create a feeling of ownership and pride in an artwork that celebrates local culture and contributes to a sense of shared identity

Photo – Julien Behal

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