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Centenary Square Public Art Commission

Deadline: March 16, 2012, 5:00 pm

Centenary Square Public Art Commission

The Public Art Commissioning Committee of Longford Town Council and Longford County Council wish to commission a site specific public art feature to be erected at Centenary Square Longford.

Centenary Square is located at the junction of Main Street, Dublin Street and Chapel Street (photographs and street plans are available on the website below). The site presents certain challenges: it is a circumscribed area bisected by a road leading to Chapel Street and all of the utilities ducts and services pipes are located below the surface of the square. This may have a bearing on foundation calculations.

Centenary Square fronts a bar (Neary's Bar) that, for generations, also included a booking office for the Cunard Shipping Company which is referenced by a painting of the bow of a cruise ship on the front of the building (photographs are available on the website below). Generations of Longford emigrants booked their passage to the New World through the office located at this site therefore the Commissioning Committee request that the successful project proposal references this historical fact.

The following further details on the project are available on the Longford County Council website:

  • Project Brief
  • Application Form
  • Map 1
  • Map 2
  • Map 3
  • Photos

Click here for information about the public art commission on the Longford County Council website