The sculpture trail
The recent splendid weather allowed our chief reporter to visit two
sites of the rather interesting sculpture trail installed by the
The sculpture on the left shows the sea god Manannan mac Lir - a
sort of Irish Poseidon - overlooking Lough Foyle and the Atlantic ocean
beyond. The fibre glass statue looks very impressive in this splendid
the right is a suitably evil-looking Cushy Glen - cut-throat and
highway man - who plied his trade along the Murderhole Road.
This is where the stone statue can be found, glaring at you as you
drive into the Largantea picnic area, only a few hundred yards down the
road from the Murder Hole.
An information board tells the story of Cushy Glen, though the
philosophical implications of the rights and wrongs of erecting a statue
to a violent criminal are not discussed.
Those who would like to know more about Cushy can of course read all about it by following this link.
Three more statues can be found in the Country Park, Dungiven
and Feeny. We shall report on those as soon as we have visited them.