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The Public Art Commissioning Committee of Longford Town Council and Longford County Council wish to commission a site specific public art feature to be erected at Centenary Square Longford.
Centenary Square is located at the junction of Main Street, Dublin Street and Chapel Street ( see accompanying photographs and street plans). The site presents certain challenges in that; it is a circumscribed area bisected by a road leading to Chapel Street and all of the utilities ducts and services pipes are located below the surface of the square.
This may have a bearing on foundation calculations.
Centenary Square fronts a bar (Neary's Bar) that, for generation’s, also included a booking office for the Cunard Shipping Company which is referenced by a painting of the bow of a cruise ship on the front of the building (see accompanying photographs). Generations of Longford emigrants booked their passage to the New World through the office located at this site therefore the Commissioning Committee request that the successful project proposal references this historical fact.
The following further details on the project are available: