Bord na Móna believe that a crucial part of their social responsibility is to recognise the rich industrial and natural legacy of the peat lands of Ireland. Sculpture in the Parklands has grown from the involvement of artist Kevin O’Dwyer who invited artists to participate in an International Sculpture Symposium in 2000 to celebrate the heritage of Lough Boora bog in Offaly. This became the impetus for the 50-acre sculpture park, open every day to the public, which continues to invite artists to create site-specific work. Offaly County Council and the Crafts Council of Ireland worked with the partners last year on a major arts programme alongside the International Peat Congress in Lough Boora.
A well deserved accolade!