ewe sculpture gardens glengarriff

Ireland’s only interactive sculpture Garden – in a magical riverside setting with bridges and waterfalls.

The Ewe is a unique combination of nature and art - and Ireland's only interactive sculpture garden. Such creative havens can be found in only a few places in Europe. For ten years Sheena Wood and her writer husband, Kurt, ran the successful Ewe Art Centre on the Mizen peninsula. After two years of building work the Glengarriff sculpture garden reopened in 2006 as a continuation of that work.

The indoor and outdoor art works are by Sheena, a prolific artist with an impressive range of work from paintings to textiles, mixed media, mosaics, ceramics and sculpture. The sound of trickling water accompanies you, as you cross the bridge into the garden. The waterfall cascades down beside Falling Water Lodge, a timber clad house, designed and built by the artist.

Visitors of all ages will enjoy the many games around the garden, from Solitaire to chess, or the Ewe Create areas, where you can create your own natural sculptures out of sticks and stones. For a rainy day visitors can make their own unique jewellery and gifts in "Infinite" - the exciting new 'Ewe Create' bead workshop next to the cafe, with glass mosaic from floor to ceiling.

Or granddad can read his paper in peace over a cup of coffee in the sheltered garden cafe.

The Ewe lies on the N71 road, 3 miles north of Glengarriff, on the amazing mountain road to the trendy market town of Kenmare. GPS navigation N 51 46 37 W 9 34 09. It's on the gateway to the Ring of Beara, one of the most dramatic and unspoilt of Southwest Ireland’s famous peninsulas.

Telephone: +353 27 63840