Sculpture Trail will bring visitors - LBC

DOGLEAP UNVEILING. . . .The Mayor of Limavady, Councillor Gerry Mullan pictured at the Unveiling of the Dogleap Sculpture at Roe Valley Country Park on Monday afternoon, ably assisted by Irish Wolfhounds 'Clodagh' and 'Teadoir' and their owner Larry Scott. On right is sculptor Maurice Harron. 1906JM22
DOGLEAP UNVEILING. . . .The Mayor of Limavady, Councillor Gerry Mullan pictured at the Unveiling of the Dogleap Sculpture at Roe Valley Country Park on Monday afternoon, ably assisted by Irish Wolfhounds 'Clodagh' and 'Teadoir' and their owner Larry Scott. On right is sculptor Maurice Harron. 1906JM22
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Limavady Borough Council launched the new “Explore See Do Sculpture Trail” this week, showcasing five key sites throughout the district.

The project was carried out by Northern Irish artists who’ve brought to life the stories of local myths and legends through a series of eye catching sculptures.

The locations encompassed in the project include Dungiven Castle Grounds - The Musical Harp depicting Rory Dall O’Cahan and ‘The Lament of the O’Cahan’s’; at Feeny - Lig-na-Paiste, the last Serpent in Ireland; Largantea - Cushy Glen, the notorious Highwayman; Gortmore - Mananan Mac Lir, God of the Sea and the Broighter Gold Hoard; and the Roe Valley Country Park - The Leap of the Dog.

The project, which received funding from the Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) under the Tourism Development Scheme, is an innovative approach to uncovering our stories.

Tourism Development Officers for Limavady Borough Council, Clare Quinn and Zoe Bratton said the new Sculpture Trail will encourage visitors to explore the borough, “learn about some of our unique stories, take a photo and take away a memory from their visit”.

Clare and Zoe added: “With the talent of the artists Alan Cargo & Eleanor Wheeler, Maurice Harron and John Darren Sutton being of such a high standard, we believe the artwork will create a lasting legacy and we are very proud of this. It is with thanks to NITB and NIEA for their participation and to the artists that were involved we can now launch the Limavady Explore See Do Sculpture Trail.