Millennium Forests: Sculpture Commissions

Groundwork is a voluntary organisation affiliated to the Irish Wildlife Trust. Its objective is to identify and undertake vital conservation tasks which would otherwise not be attempted. Long term projects have been the eradication of the invasive Rhododendron ponticum from native woodlands in Killarney National Park, Co. Kerry and Glenveagh National Park, Co. Donegal.

On the 17th of September 2000 Groundwork celebrated 20 years of woodland conservation. In honour of the occassion, a specially commissioned sculpture, funded by the MILLENNIUM FORESTS, was unveiled by Sharon Shannon, one of Ireland's most famous traditional musicians. The sculpture, Sylvan World, was carved by Martin Monks and is located in the Arboretum at Muckross, Killarney National Park.