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Shekina Sculpture Garden

Tucked away in the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains, near Glenmalure and just 23km from Arklow Town, is an oasis of tranquility and beauty. Shekina Sculpture Garden is a one-acre garden which slopes down to the Avonbeg River. The river feeds a stream which flows along two sides of the garden, providing water for two split level ponds. Walk freely amongst the chimes, arches, alcoves and along the Zen Spiral Walkway. Enjoy a break on the patio, in the gazebo or on one of the many seating areas, by mature shrub beds and undulating lawns.

Dotted around the garden is a unique collection of 15 modern sculptures by Irish artists – Michael Casey, Fred Conlon, Cliodna Cussen, James Gannon, Leo Higgins, Anne Murphy, Paul Page, Noel Scullion, Alexander Sokolov, Imogen Stuart, Ken Thompson, Alexandra Wejchert, Elke Weston.

Several have called it a modern ‘Sacred Space’. It can be a haven for the senses, where: sights of varying shapes and colours that change with the seasons can be perceived; where sounds of birds, animals and water gushing or trickling can be heard; where the texture of shrubs or sculptures, be they wood, iron, stainless steel, stone, bronze, enamel, glass can be felt; where the subtlety of smells and taste buds can be sensed, thus enhancing a holistic and delight-filled experience.

The garden is suitable art lovers and garden enthusiasts as well as for individuals or groups (5-20) who want to spend a reflective day in a beauty-filled setting. Picnics are welcomed.

Opening Times: Open 11am to 5.30pm Friday, Saturday & Sunday, May to Sept. Please phone ahead.

Address: Glenmalure Valley, Web:

Rathdrum, Email:

Co Wicklow. Phone: 086 856 9106, 0404 46128

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