A sculpture based on the local legend associated with the one eyed giant.
This one hundred metre long construction uses earth and local stone. When viewed from the site entrance the very long face shrinks to present the correct proportions. The sculpture takes its name from the nearby townland of Dun Caochain, located in a remote area of the North Mayo coast called Carrowteige (Cathru Thaidhg). This area, noted for its spectacular scenery, is also part of the north Mayo Gaeltacht, where the Irish language is in daily use.
ARTIST - Walter Michael
Born in Munich, Germany he now lives and works in Ireland. He is based in Co Mayo and is noted for his work in stained glass.
Conditions and accessibility are dependent on the seasons. The work is currently under review.
Take the Carrowteige Road off the Glenamoy/Belmullet Road. On reaching a T-Junction, turn left to Carrowteige village. 100 yards past the school on the left is the site, best seen from the coast road at Pollatomish.