Dublin Castle Sand Sculptures

Usually when the words ‘sand’ and ‘castle’ feature in the same sentence surprises are not likely, that is not the case however at Dublin Castle where Duthain Dealbh are constructing and exhibiting  unique sand sculptures for all to see.

The sculptures are built up by stacking blocks of compressed sand, mixed with a little water, using wooden forms that work like large cake tins. When the sand hardens the wooden forms are removed and the sculpture can begin to create their next piece. When the sculpture is complete they are sprayed with a water/glue solution which helps to protect the surface details from blowing away in the wind.

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The exhibition is free and located in the upper courtyard at Dublin Castle. There is live carving from 10am to 5pm from the 22nd of July until the 28th of July. The sculptures will be on display until the 21st of August.



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