Cross Land


A temporary public artwork in the Burren, Co. Clare

The Cross Land was a temporary public artwork as part of the Ground Up public art programme for Clare County Council. The work takes the form of two coppiced cuts in dense Hazel scrub in the Burren. The process of making the work is captured in a DVD documentary; Deirdre accounts her assumptions and misconceptions about the spread of Hazel scrub and the effects of increasingly complex regulations governing farming in the Burren.

The project led directly to the development of the X-PO project and a perceived need to open a public space in which to engage encourage collective reflection on issues affecting the region


  • The Burren, Co. Clare