Dervla’s Twist


Deirbhle’s Twist is on the North Mayo Sculpture Trail. The trail was created in 1993 and is also know in Gaelic as Tír Sáile. It sits on Faulmore just up from Blacksod lighthouse at the tip of the Mullet peninsula.
Commissioned for the Sculpture trail and designed by artist Michael Bulfin who got his inspiration from ancient folklore and Megalithic Ireland. Overlooking Blacksod Bay towards the towering sea cliffs of Croughan, Slievemore mountain and open to the worst of the Atlantic storms, the scuplture gives a sense of the permanence of the landscape and ancient longevity even though it is there for only a fraction of the ancient times it was designed to evoke.

Admission charges waived……

Admission charges to all fee-paying OPW heritage sites to be waived for rest of year

This measure is effective immediately.

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ADMISSION CHARGES TO all fee-paying open OPW heritage sites are being waived until the end of the year, Minister of State Patrick O’Donovan has announced. 

The OPW said this measure will support the domestic tourism industry and local businesses relying on it by incentivising people in Ireland to enjoy the heritage sites, parks and museums spread across the country. 

This measure is effective immediately and will remain in force until the end of the year.

“We are in the early stages of the recovery phase of the pandemic, but we are all beginning to enjoy the brighter days we have waited for and looked forward to so much over the past few months,” O’Donovan said. 

“Throughout the lockdown, the OPW kept the parks and gardens it manages in cities and the country open wherever it was possible to do so safely, and, as a result, provided important amenities for our wellbeing in a difficult time,” he said. 

“Since the careful and gradual easing of restrictions in late April, we have been able to open the outdoor spaces at many historic heritage sites and on Monday this week, the doors of such iconic attractions as Brú Na Bóinne Visitor Centre, Dublin Castle and Kilkenny Castle opened to visitors again,” the Minister of State added.