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Well, this is the most unusual fish in Ireland...

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THIS STRIKING FISH is made from some rather unusual materials – and you can find it in a Dublin park.

In 2011, visual artist Jackie Ball was awarded a grant by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council for a sculpture residency.

She has been working with the staff of the Parks Department for the past four years to create Fish out of Water, a sculpture constructed entirely from recycled agricultural machinery.

You can find it in Kilbogget Park in Cabinteely. The fish is made out of seeding machines, ploughs, reapers, and harrows – old machines once used by the Parks Department.

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An Cathaoirleach Cllr Barry Saul commented:

The work is an imaginative response to the brief, which called for a sculpture that would have a strong visual reflection on both the history of the Parks Department and the geographical location of Dún Laoghaire, sitting as it does ‘between the Mountains and the Sea’.

The award-winning Ball’s work is held in private collections in Ireland, the UK, Italy, America and New Zealand.

The temporary sculpture piece will be on display within Kilbogget Park for six months.

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