The Boora Pyramid

By Eileen MacDonagh (Ireland) assisted by Marc Wouters (Belgium)         

A stepped pyramid of unmortared glacial stone which has resonance with previous times and cultures.

Concept Description

Eileen McDonagh always wanted the opportunity to make a large work in the landscape. The idea of a pyramid was one which evolved during visits to the site and discussions with Bord na Móna about the materials available in the area. The pyramid is one of the most stable structures and has resonance with previous times and cultures.

Materials Description

The work is a stepped pyramid, 8m wide and nearly 6m high. It is made from unmortared stone which had been enshrouded in the growing bogs until revealed once more during peat harvesting.


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