Garden Of The Celtic Saints

Garden Of The Celtic Saints, Irvinestown

Garden Of The Celtic Saints

Garden Of The Celtic Saints
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CMcK1959
Belfast, UK32 contributions
Hidden Treasure
Jun 2021 • Couples
What a super site very good reminder of our past. It features the famine in Ireland and also what the people shared with the world - “The Land of Saints and Scholars.”
Definitely worth a visit.
Written July 7, 2021
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02corvette
Marietta, GA1,226 contributions
It is about the Famine victums
Sep 2019
I thought it as about the saints like Patrick, Columba et al but it is about different saints - those who died due to the potatoe famime. Who ever sculpted these figures from wood is a marvelous wood worker. The detail is intricuit and the faces so expressive. We were there on a misty chilly day and while these are out side, you quickly forget about the weather. This is a must see and it is free!
The faces show the dispair and agony of what these people went thru. If you go read hte panels in each hut to understand what went on.
Written January 11, 2020
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Nuala T
Donegal Town, Ireland11 contributions
Garden of Celtic Saints a truly inspiring and special place
Jan 2020
Garden of Celtic Saints
Taking advantage of the lovely settled weather over the Christmas break I headed off to our neighbouring County of Fermanagh to find some wonderful places to visit and spend some time. I had read about The Sculpture Garden of Celtic Saints only a short drive away in Irvinestown Co. Fermanagh.
This wonderful Sculpture Garden can be found just to the right of Sacred Heart Church, Lisnarick Road in the Parish of Devenish and is well sign posted with plenty of parking space at the Church. The Devenish Figures are a unique collection of wooden sculptures carved out of Irish oak. The figures of saints and scholars which include Saints Patrick, Brigid, Columbanus, Gall, Molaise, Columcille and Killian, are the work of Lithuanian sculptor Jonas Raiskas. Jonas, a native of Lithuania came to work in Irvinestown in 2007. He worked from 2007 until 2011 carving the beautiful figures for the garden.
This is a truly special place. The workmanship on each of the wooden sculptures is outstanding with the story of each individual Irish Saint depicted in detailed carved images on these over life size figures. The Sculptures are protected from the elements in purpose built round shelters which in themselves are very attractive. Individual Sculptures of Irish Saints accompanied by written information are displayed in each House, on their lives and ministry here in Ireland and on their journeys throughout Europe, establishing monastery's and places of learning across the world.
Lighting and carefully selected music are triggered by the presence of a visitor in each house to enhance the atmosphere and enjoyment of the sculpture trail. This wonderful, peaceful place is open all year round and is Free of charge. Donations for the upkeep of the Garden are welcomed. Do go and visit if you get the chance.
Written January 9, 2020
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sophy892
Irvinestown, UK10 contributions
History of the saints of Ireland
Oct 2018 • Solo
This is truly an amazing place. As you take a walk round this garden, you will be fascinated by the carvings that depict the saints of Ireland. This is so informative and well worth a visit. You will not be disappointed.
Written November 6, 2018
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DanMcG_media
Dungarvan, Ireland75 contributions
Unique Attraction
Apr 2018
This is a very unique attraction in Northern Ireland. Well worth a visit if you are in the area. They have a series of structures/stautues all carved in wood by a Lithuanian living in the town. With the help of the local priest, this has been a tourist attraction developed through vision.
Written October 15, 2018
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Travelman
Armagh, UK834 contributions
Wirth seeing if you are in the area
Sep 2018 • Friends
This is an interesting garden. The statues are very well made and the descriptions are very detailed. The garden is behind the chapel and could easily be missed.
Written September 22, 2018
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Fasciola123
Waterford, Ireland13 contributions
A very special place!
Aug 2018 • Friends
I live in Northern Ireland but I had never heard of this place. It was just amazing craftsmanship and very thought provoking themes.
Written August 23, 2018
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F B
Bham178 contributions
Beautiful and peaceful
Apr 2018 • Friends
I popped in as was passing...only intended to spend a few minutes...ended up spending a couple of hours. What a talented man and what a vision. Very well laid out and very informative information boards. The music and lighting added to the ambiance. Make sure you visit the famine/emigration exhibits too. Definitely worth a visit.
Written April 16, 2018
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Christine M
Bedford, UK38 contributions
Peace and tranquillity
Apr 2018 • Couples
What a lovely surprise, you could easily miss this little treasure, but it is well worth a visit. It doesn't take long to walk through the wooded area with replica Celtic roundhouses containing carved figures and information about saints. You don't need to be religious to enjoy the peace and quiet here. It also has a section about the Potato Famine and Irish Emigration.
Written April 16, 2018
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John H
Doncaster, UK40 contributions
Well worth a visit
Aug 2017 • Couples
This is a very quiet, calm, moving, thought provoking place. Even if you are not religious it is well worth visiting. The carving at each display is absolutely amazing.
Written September 14, 2017
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