F6437 : The Blowhole, Dun na mBo/Doonamo Point

taken 11 years ago, near to Termoncarragh, Mayo, Ireland

The Blowhole, Dun na mBo/Doonamo Point
The Blowhole, Dun na mBo/Doonamo Point
Tir Saile or the North Mayo Sculpture Trail was an extensive public arts programme largely completed in 1993. Three more recent additions have been made to the Trail at the north-west end of the Belmullet peninsula.

This is "Blowhole", designed by the American artist Travis Price and completed in 2002. The sculpture is dedicated to those lost at sea. The explanatory text states "The early Celts believed in 'thin places' - geographical locations scattered throughout Ireland where a person experiences only a very thin divide between past, present and future times; places where a person is somehow able, possibly only for a moment, to encounter a more ancient reality within pressent time; or places where perhaps only in a glance we are somehow transported into the future."

"Blowhole" is probably the most spectacular of all the Tir Saile sculptures. It comprises a thin corridor between high walls giving onto a spectacular view of a natural blowhole just in from the cliff edge, which is surrounded by a circular wall and surmounted by metal rods.
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Wednesday, 5 May, 2010   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 13 May, 2010
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Sculpture   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! F 647 371 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:15.9020N 10:4.6005W
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Irish: geotagged! F 646 370
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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