Tinahely Arts Group

Sheep Spring Back Into Action

In Sheep Flock on March 20, 2012 at 15:34

The curious Tinahely Art Sheep Flock has multiplied and re-configured and are bursting to leap into action on the roads in the village yet again after having been nurtured in artists sheds over the winter. The Art Sheep Flock will spring up in Tinahely this April in time to join the annual Trail Walking Festival on April 14th & 15th, 2012. The sheep are created by the members of TAG (Tinahely Arts Group). Each artist, starting from a template, has worked through the winter to create their own individual take on Wicklow’s familiar woolly friends. The results are diverse and quirky while adding a fun dimension to the renowned Walking Festival. The sheep will be “grazing” around the town and surrounding area for the summer and hope to see “ewe”!

The Tinahely Sheep Flock was launched in 2011 and they comprise of approximately two dozen 2 and 3 dimensional metal sheep (almost one meter in length and more than half a meter tall, with some smaller lambs), each of which will be customized by individual artists in a variety of styles and materials.

The flock is celebrating Tinahely’s history as a vibrant market town and will be unveiled  at Market Square, Tinahely on the Festival Weekend, on Saturday April 14th 2012 at 4.00 pm.

We hope to see “ewe”!

  1. Where can I see the effin’ sheep. I have searched the internet for them and can’t find them anywhere!!! Are they online? or are they just local… newspapers and things?

  2. The Sheep are on display here in Tinahely for the duration of the summer. Some of the sheep from last year appeared in the Carlow Nationalist recently and the Wicklow People. You can find the articles here:

    Enjoy the pictures here as they appear.

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