a motif based on the Children of Lir

The Tír Chonaill Stone Festival 2016 in Glencolmcille, Donegal includes the unveiling of an ambitious collaborative sculpture project marking the centenary – a large 32 county map of Éire ‘Stones of Éire’ made from all native stone by masons from the whole of Ireland.

Kilmovee native Dom Keogh was tasked with carving County Mayo, and has designed a motif based on the Children of Lir, as they spent their final 300 years in Mayo before being turned to dust.

The weekend also includes demonstrations of dry stone walling, stone carving, along with talks, a tour led by archeologist Paula Harvey of court & portal tombs of the area and activities for the kids too!

Full details can be found on the Tír Chonaill Stone Festival 2016 Facebook page

Photos Courtesy of Dom Keogh