Art in the Park ENERGY | Swan Park, Buncrana


Art in the Park ENERGY | Swan Park, Buncrana Date/Time
Date(s) - 08/02/2022 - 08/03/2022

Swan Park





A much-loved public space since the Victorian times, Swan Park was bequeathed to the people of Buncrana and its visitors by Harry Swan, whose family ran a successful milling business in the town from 1868 until the early 1980s. Swan Mills, through its associated Buncrana Electricity Supply Company, also provided clean, hydro-generated electricity to the town from 1905 to 1954.

The ‘Art in the Park: Energy’ exhibition & associated workshops, funded by Arts Council of Ireland, have seen the temporary installations of a solar powered globe sculpture ‘Só an Uisce’ by Kevin Harkin, an interactive fairy village ‘Púca na Cranncha’ by Mark Cullen, twisting ribbon-style metal sculptures echoing the history of textiles at Swan Mill by Rosalind Lowry and a ‘Swan’s Light’ pillar by John McCarron which pays homage to trailblazers Harry Swan & his brother John who were among the first power generators in Ireland to supply electricity & electric light to an urban area.

The ‘Art in the Park: Energy’ inaugural group art exhibition funded by Arts Council of Ireland will be on show in Swan Park, Buncrana, up until 8 March 2022. Booking is advised for ‘Sharing Stories of Harry Swan’ with John McCarron at 5pm at the Anglers Centre on 26 February. For further information visit email or telephone 0838696513 / 0864532428.


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