Go fund that sculpture!


Sheep farmers from County Roscommon and others who make their living from the sheep trade are this week being encouraged to help fund a new sculpture which will be on permanent display in Roscommon.

  A sculpture of a Roscommon ewe and lamb has been completed by local sculptor Mark Feeley, using Lecarrow limestone and following yesterday’s unveiling, will be put on permanent display in Roscommon.

  The sculpture acknowledges Roscommon town’s linkages to the history and culture of sheep farming, being located centrally among the plains of Roscommon famed for sheep rearing. It was commissioned to mark ten years of Roscommon Lamb Festival and is being funded through a novel fundraising initiative on gofundme.com. Lamb Festival organisers are hoping to raise €5,000 for the sculpture from local people and already, over €1,000 has been donated through the gofundme page.

  Lamb Festival Chairman Gerry Browne has asked local sheep farmers and others involved in the lamb trade to make a small donation of €5, €10 or €20 towards the commission, which will ensure that the people of Roscommon are behind the creation of this new and novel piece of public art.

  For further information or to make a donation, visit https://www.gofundme.com/gj2ypx-roscommon-limestone-ewe-and-lamb.