To find out more about our projects, please click here.This is a good marked circuit that provides unique and great views in clear weather of the Mourne Mountains and the east coast of Ireland as far south as County Wicklow.
Among the butterflies to look out for here is the relatively scarce, silver-washed fritillary. It’s rough and boggy in places, but soon you’re out on open moorland again, with Barnevave appearing over the eastern flanks of Slieve Foye. Reaching the wide grassy path of the Tain Way our route follows it up to the saddle between Slieve Foye and Barnavave, from where extensive views to the south open up across the peninsula.
Some of the pieces date back to the early years of the 20th Century, but the majority of the artworks date from the last twenty years.
The Municipal Art Collection of the former Drogheda Borough Council is housed and cared for in the Highlanes Gallery.
The Visual Art Collection of Louth County Council is a rich resource for the county.
As the collection is accessible to the public only in a limited number of public buildings throughout the county, the Arts Service of Louth County Council has developed new ways of making Taisce Lú more real and relevant to the people of Louth.
Descend now by the side of the forest: on the way are the remains of a megalithic tomb of the court tomb type, probably dating from neolithic times.
At the bottom of the forest a luxurious grassy boreen is met which wends its way downhill.Taisce Lú has been created to allow electronic access to the collections, which are dispersed across a range of offices and venues in County Louth.Taisce Lú means Louth’s Treasure Trove, as we believe the artworks constitute a valuable resource for the community, which will become a legacy for future generations.The former Dundalk Town Council has artworks in its collection dating back to the early years of the 20th century, with the bulk of the works having been purchased since the 1990s.Louth County Council, similar to the former Dundalk Town Council, purchased most of its collection within the last twenty years, and has much of its collection on view in its offices and public areas of County Hall.Across the waters is Rostrevor and to its west, a tall obelisk erected in 1826 to commemorate major general Robert Ross, born in Rostrevor.