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Beacons of Hope

From a single mould, sculpted in fibreglass, a limited number of beautifully crafted, 2.4m tall, specially designed Angels, have been created as a blank canvas.
Some of Ireland's finest artists, musicians, sports people and celebrities along with a number of international guests have been invited to participate and support this fun initiative by painting and decorating one of the angels using their own designs to show the nation their interpretation of Hope.
The team behind the project have aimed that these sculptures will carry messages of hope and touch people where it matters most - their hearts, their minds and their spirits.
In addition to the artists and celebrities involved,invitations to participate were extended to the pupils of eight Senior Schools and the male and female prisoners in selected prisons within the Irish Prison Service. To ensure the General Public can become part of the fun, people can participate in a Street Angel programme where they can make an imprint of their thumb on an angel.

The Angels Are being displayed in the courtyard of Dublin Castle until the end of December. In January and February the Angels tour selected counties in the North and South of Ireland. At the end of the tour, the Angels will return to Dublin and will be auctioned in aid of three vital charities: Gaisce - The President's Awards, First Step Georgia and Right to Sight.

For a fascinating insight to the process of creating a number of these angels check out this website: http://iheartartdublin.blogspot.com/


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Hope : message
Hope : message
Hope
Hope
Angels in the Castle Courtyard : near the archway
Angels in the Castle Courtyard : near the archway
Angels in the Castle Courtyard :looking west
Angels in the Castle Courtyard :looking west
Angels in the Castle Courtyard : a long view
Angels in the Castle Courtyard : a long view
Angels in the Castle Courtyard lineup
Angels in the Castle Courtyard lineup
Unity
Unity
Social Enterprise Angel
Social Enterprise Angel
Social Enterprise Angel : text
Social Enterprise Angel : text
Reach out
Reach out
Coming soon  :Uma Thurman
Coming soon :Uma Thurman
Coming soon : Padraig Harrington
Coming soon : Padraig Harrington
Coming soon : Edge
Coming soon : Edge
Coming soon :Brian ODriscoll
Coming soon :Brian ODriscoll
Neil Jordan's Angel
Neil Jordan's Angel
Lilies
Lilies
Klimt Angel
Klimt Angel
Hands reaching across divisions
Hands reaching across divisions
The Acting Angel detail
The Acting Angel detail
The Acting Angel
The Acting Angel
Everybody's talking Angel : detail.
Everybody's talking Angel : detail.
Everybody's talking Angel
Everybody's talking Angel
The Mrs Doyle Angel
The Mrs Doyle Angel
Balloon Angel
Balloon Angel
Looking at the stars
Looking at the stars
Simply silver
Simply silver
Roses and Thorns
Roses and Thorns
 Aids Angel
Aids Angel
Flowery angel
Flowery angel
Rainbow Angel
Rainbow Angel
Musical Angel
Musical Angel
Detail resized
Detail resized
Angel detail
Angel detail