Árthach Dána is a contemporary landmark sculpture that marks Waterville's important cultural and maritime heritage as well as the region's place in Irish mythology. The 6m high sundial sculpture is a monument to prehistoric seafarers, referencing age-old skills of celestial navigation, pilotage and the knowledge of the sea.
The Sculpture takes its inspiration not only from the myth of the Milesian invasion, but also from seafaring and maritime culture in prehistoric times. A boat transforms into the surface of the Atlantic Ocean behind it while its beak-like prow becomes the gnomon of a large sun dial. A cold-worked bronze skin is fitted over a cantilevered stainless steel spaceframe, combining modern fabrication techniques and structural methods with prehistoric repoussé metal working.
To be installed in Autumn 2018.
Am gaeth i m-muir, Am tond trethan, Am fuaim mara