The Ewe Sculpture Gardens in Glengarriff is an absolute West Cork gem. It is a unique experience and, according to the website, it’s ‘Ireland’s only interactive and interpretative sculpture garden in a spectacular waterfall oasis’. It is in a beautiful setting just outside of Glengarriff on the road to Kenmare, and along with the humorous sculptures there is an underlying message of sustainability.
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.
Don’t miss an opportunity to visit the gardens – it’s definitely something that all the family will remember!!