Projects

Dundalk Market Square

Market Square has been at the heart of Dundalk’s civic and commercial life since at least the late 18th Century. In 2010, Dundalk Town Council won €1.9m in funding to go towards the redevelopment of the square from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The new square offers a functional trading space and an inviting environment for locals and visitors to sit, relax and interact.

Landscape Architect

Nicholas de Jong Associates

Contractor

John Cradock Ltd.

Year

2010

Dundalk Market Square
s83 seat and bespoke bench.
Dundalk Market Square
s83 bench detail.
Dundalk Market Square
s83 seating.

For Omos, this project represented an opportunity to engage with the architect and contractor at an early stage to ensure that his vision could be realised in an uncompromising yet economical way. Nicholas De Jong chose from our standard range for much of the furniture as well as adapting some products to fit the project’s specific needs.

Dundalk Market Square
s16 dual recycling and litter bin.
Dundalk Market Square
Illuminated bespoke monolith + s16 dual recycling and litter bin.

One of the key elements of the project is The Táin Sculptures by the Sculptor John Behan. The sculptures were originally commissioned by Mrs Irene Quinn and displayed in the Imperial Hotel. In 1989 the sculptures were donated to Dundalk Town Council. They were subsequently attached to the exterior of the Tourism Office on the Market Square, where they remained until 2011. Based on the Architect’s concept Omos produced eight illuminated cabinets just short of 3m tall to house the restored pieces. On the reverse of each cabinet etched on the glass are excerpts from The Táin telling the mythical story of Cúchulainn.

Dundalk Market Square
s26 bollards.
Dundalk Market Square
s83 bench, s83 seat, illuminated bespoke monolith + s16 dual recycling and litter bin.
Dundalk Market Square
s83 seat with iroko timber, stainless steel + cut stone ends.
Dundalk Market Square
s83 bench, iluminated bespoke monolith + s16 dual recycling and litter bin.
Dundalk Market Square
Illuminated bespoke monolith + s83 benches.

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