Dublin airport unveils Irish art initiative

21 Apr 2017 by Mark Caswell
Dublin Airport Art

Dublin airport has unveiled a series of art installations “designed to leave passengers with a positive lasting impression of Ireland”.

The Dublin Airport Art initiative incorporates three locations airside at Terminals 1 and 2, depicting “native wildlife and the unique quality of Irish light”.

Among the installations is Vibrant Irish Light, “an eye catching spectrum of rainbow colours which vary in intensity at different times of the day”, located on the passenger journey between the two terminals.

The walls of this area also feature the poem Swanlight by late Irish poet and philosopher John O’Donohue.

The passenger departure areas of both terminals feature Irish wildlife and nature designs, alongside quotes from Irish poets and writes including Padraig Pearse, William Butler Yeats, James Joyce and Katherine Tynan.

The airport said that “Another five areas are earmarked for improvement in the coming months”.

Commenting on the initiative Dublin Airport managing director, Vincent Harrison said:

“We strive to offer our passengers the best possible experience when travelling through Dublin Airport. We want passengers to feel that they are still in Ireland and not just at the beginning or the end of their journey at the airport.

“The initiatives to date show that beautiful images or lighting can greatly enhance the ambience in particular areas of the airport. These visually creative areas have been designed with a unique Irish flavour that includes Irish poetry and phrases with images of wildlife, land and colour to leave passengers with a positive lasting impression of Ireland.”

Last summer Dublin airport opened its new 51st and Green lounge located after US pre-clearance – for a review click here.

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