Tippler Bridge

Tippler Bridge

Kevin O’Dwyer

The piece uses a recycled Tippler that was used at the Ferbane power plant to unload peat from the incoming carriages. The tippler is wrapped in galvanised steel and incorporates stainless steel slots. The sculpture was influenced by the Nissen huts used in the 1940's and 50's to house Bord na Mona workers during the peat harvest at Boora. The stainless steel slots create a visual cut in the landscape when viewing from inside. The big sky in the Boora landscape can be overwhelming and this cut helps the visitor focus on the landscape around the canal.


This piece combines the functional i.e. bridge, shelter and bird hide with a sculptural industrial aesthetic.


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