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Monday 22 July 2019

Pavilion set to give new focal point to Gorey's Civic Square

The James Joyce inspired Circe Pavilion in Gorey which is on a long term loan to Wexford County Council from the Treeline Project and funded by the Arts Council
The James Joyce inspired Circe Pavilion in Gorey which is on a long term loan to Wexford County Council from the Treeline Project and funded by the Arts Council

Cathy Lee

Gorey Civic Square has welcomed a new addition in the form of the Circe Pavilion, a large installation that has been given on a long term loan to Wexford County Council, to be used by anyone who can find a fitting use for it.

'The Pavilion gives a new focal point to the Civic Square and I look forward to interesting and exciting events there. I would be interested in hearing from any groups who have ideas about how the space can be used, in particular from younger people,' said Cllr Malcolm Byrne.

The Circe Pavilion was originally erected in Liberty Park in Dublin as part of the Treeline Project, curated by Oonagh Young and Mary Cremin, funded by The Arts Council of Ireland.

The Treeline project aims to plant trees on James Joyce street, selected from his masterpiece Ulysses to highlight the culture behind the stories.

'Fox Bros engineering, from Ballycanew, did excellent job installing the Pavilion which was designed by architect Donal Colfer from Dublin,' said District Manager Amanda Byrne.

This piece is named 'Circe' to honour the second last episode of Ulysses, which is set in Monto.

'This time in Gorey town centre, the Circe Pavilion is on long term loan and we look forward to seeing some of the exciting uses Wexford County Council have planned for it,' said Oonagh Young.

'The pavilion promotes the use of public space as an area for all disciplines of art, community groups, critical thinking as well as cultural and ecological activism.

'It is an important place for freedom of expression, and the ethos of the Pavilion is to activate a creative space that is open to all,' she said.

Gorey Guardian

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