4-metre high art installation commemorating two hundred years of tradition and generations of gas workers. The ellipse-shaped structure is clad in vitreous enamel panels and depicts the history and usage of gas through the years based on anecdotes, observations and personal memories of the artist himself and of many who worked in the old Gasworks.
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Unveiled 13 June 2012. The installation was commissioned by Bord Gáis to mark the history and heritage of the gas industry in this area. It also marks the completion of the €170m Dublin Gas Renewals Project, which has seen 1,200 kilometres of cast iron gas pipes replaced with modern polyethyelene, making Ireland's gas network one of the most modern and safe in the world.
John Kindness (Belfast 1951),
Irish multi-media artist