Sand Sculpture Exhibition – Dublin Castle August 5 – 27, 2013
The Dublin Castle Sand Sculpture Exhibition really kicked off on July 29th when the lads from Duthain Dealbh, Daniel Doyle, Niall Magee and Alan Magee began to sculpt their magnificent sculptures. The live carving took place in the castle courtyards where the sculptures now stand. Duthain Dealbh aren’t new to this as they have been a sculpting team for more than 15 years and have participated and exhibited their work in Sand, Snow, Ice and Fire festivals and exhibitions all over the world. For more information about where you can find them next visit their website here.
In the meantime, if you are in Dublin, why not grab a tea or coffee to go and pop by Dublin Castle. Take a walk in the back gate and make your way to the courtyard where you will be greeted by their talented work. The theme of the exhibition is “What we can be proud of/Happy with, being Irish?” and you can take what you will from the pieces you see, try and guess what each sculpture symbolises or just read their desciptions – which can be found on posts around the cordoned off area. If you plan on seeing them, get there before August 27th as they will be demolished after this date … the destiny of all great sand(in Dublin)castles.