“It still stands strong on Achill Island and The Mayo News understands Mayo County Council are still waiting to serve papers on Mr McNamara, who no longer resides in Ireland. The purpose of the structure has never been fully established although the wide belief is that it was built as a protest to much of the failings of the Celtic Tiger.
In the middle of the structure a concrete semi-circle is still visible, as is a rectangular concrete base. It’s believed the second phase of the structure was designed to be placed here but two years on, what will happen with Achill-henge is very much uncertain.”
Achill-henge still standing two years on (Mayo News)
Pic: Birdseye Kite Photo
The Emily-assisted, Joe Caslin-installation on Achill Island, Co Mayo.
Nice little piece in the @IrishTimes about the project we did at the weekend.
Previously: Man of Achill
Meanwhile, At Achill
Joe Caslin’s ‘Our Nation’s Sons’ installation of images of a young Irish man on the Achillhenge monument on Achill Island, Co Mayo last night
Previously: Meanwhile at Achill
Pic: Gavin Leane
This afternoon on Achill Island, Co Mayo..
The installation of 30 12ft drawings of a young man by Roscommon-born artist Joe Caslin on each pillar of the Achillhenge monument
It marks the beginning of a series of large scale drawings placed around the country entitled Our Nation’s Sons.
Joe Caslin explains
As a nation we have pushed a significant number of our young men to the very edges of society and created within them feelings of neglect and apathy. It is now time to empower these young lads and give them a sense of belonging.
…A drawing has the power to go further than words. But a series of large-‐scale drawings have the potential to resonate and disrupt the visual landscape of an island, town or city. It has the power to pull a passer-‐by from the mundane, the power to trend and the power to gain real social momentum. It will re-‐establish respect for and showcase the capabilities of our nation’s sons.
Previously: Irish Guy’s Mural Is Huge And Awesome