Rock to The Top Dublin Mountains

Rock to The Top Dublin Mountains

Rock to the Top is inspired by the story of Oisín i dTír na n-Óg, who single-handedly threw a boulder up the valley at Glenasmole. This public art project by Ciarán Taylor invites the people of South Dublin to join the challenge of recreating this mythic feat. Participants have been carrying a granite boulder (in pieces) from Tallaght, to make a cairn at the foot of Kippure, by working together.

The last third of the boulder has been broken up. Join the  Better Late than Never Spring Walk on Saturday 14 April to help get the boulder to the top by mid-summer!

Connecting city with mountains, and people with each other, Rock to the Top is about walking and talking. This series of walks will continue until all of the boulder has been brought to the top. You can also participate in events during the year, so if you’d like to join the effort please get in touch.

Rock to the Top is commissioned under IN CONTEXT 4 – IN OUR TIME, South Dublin County Council’s Public Art Programme for 2016-2019 under the Per Cent for Art Scheme.

With thanks to Rua Red, Dublin Mountain Partnership Rangers, Wicklow Mountains National Park and Glenasmole Community for their support.

For more information please click here. [] Check  [] for details of walks as they are announced, or email  [] to register your interest and receive updates.

Sarah Brooks

Sarah Brooks

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